As a result of the prompt actions taken by the concerned administration on the orders of the Office of the Ombudsman Punjab, more than 49 kanals of government lands, totalling Rs.28.32 million, have been retrieved from illegal occupants in different districts.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the spokesman said that the Pakpattan administration has recovered 40.5 kanals of government land, having a market value of 61 lakh 54 thousand rupees, from illegal dwellers. The action has been taken on orders of Ombudsman Punjab Azam Suleman Khan on a public complaint. The Pakpattan administration has also recovered six kanal of government land valuing Rs.5 million from squatters, the spokesman noted.
The ombudsman’s office interceded in the public interest to remove encroachments on Railway Station Chowk, Kutchery Road in Mianwali.
The market value of retrieved government land is one crore, 52 lakh and 18600 rupees, the spokesman reported.
Alongside this, 1.25 kanal land of 14.25 lakh rupees in the Sarai Alamgir area of Gujrat and two kanal state land in Khanewal district, with a market value of 5,32,250 rupees, have been recovered by the administration after the involvement of the ombudsman’s office on public complaints, the spokesman concluded.