Legal relief of Rs58m provided to 36 plaintiffs

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The office of the Ombudsman Punjab has mediated to provide a cumulative legal relief of over Rs 58 million to plaintiffs in response to 36 applications submitted to the regional offices against provincial government departments for the resolution of their problems.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the spokesman said that the action taken by the ombudsman’s office helped Shamim Akhtar of Faisalabad to receive long-awaited pension arrears of her late husband worth Rs 41,05,155 from the health department after 13 years. Similarly, it also mediated to ensure that the irrigation department paid Rs 300,000 to Khanewal’s Nishad Akhtar as financial aid for her late husband after 11 years, he added.

The spokesman said that the heirs of Shaheed Dr Bashir Ahmad, Principal Medical Officer of Services Hospital Lahore had been paid Rs 8 million under the Shuhada package while Rs 2,23,279 had been given to two other plaintiffs of Faisalabad as the price for items supplied to DHQ hospital Toba Tek Singh.—Agencies

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