As a result of action taken by the concerned administration on the orders of the Office of the Ombudsman Punjab to redress public complaints, a total of 437.7 kanal state lands have been retrieved from squatters in Mianwali, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Sargodha, Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Nankana Sahib and Sahiwal districts, having a total market value of over 419 million rupees.
The spokesman of the Office of the Ombudsman Punjab disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.
The spokesman explained that 87.2 kanal of government land of 27.42 million rupees has been recovered from occupants in the Mianwali district after five complainants approached the ombudsman office for the same. The ombudsman’s office intervened in response to three different applications to retrieve a total of 96 kanals, worth 200 million rupees, from illegal dwellers in Toba Tek Singh. A degree of 3.71 million rupees has also been issued in favour of one Nasir Ahmad of Pirmahal with regard to crops produced after the involvement of the ombudsman office, the spokesman added.
Meanwhile, the spokesman pointed out that the involvement of the ombudsman office in response to different public complaints has resulted in the retrieval of 51.19 kanal government land valued at around 15.51 million rupees in Jhang while the amount of tawaan, worth 31, 13,138 rupees, has been charged and deposited in the government treasury against state land measuring 12452.11 kanals in tehsil 18 Hazari on the direction of the ombudsman office, the spokesman cited.