Ombudsman provides Rs56.4m relief to complainants in various cases


Punjab Ombudsman Maj (R) Azam Suleman Khan has provided total relief of Rs.56.4 million in different cases filed by complainants of various districts.

The spokesman of Punjab Ombudsman office while giving the details here on Wednesday said that 25.19 kanal state land of 33.84 million rupees has been retrieved from illegal occupants in Nankana Sahib, Hafizabad, Jhang, and Dera Ghazi Khan districts as a result of action initiated after the involvement of the office of ombudsman on different complaints.

Meanwhile, a cumulative relief of 22.56 million rupees has also been provided to 24 different complainants of Lahore, Vehari, Multan, Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, Sargodha, Attock, Bhakkar, Mianwali, Chakwal, Khanewal, and Rajanpur who approached the ombudsman office for receiving pensions, gratuity, financial assistance, arrears of salaries, leave encashment, payment of bills, group insurance, and CDRs, he added.

The spokesman pointed out that the ombudsman office played its role to help two widows of a deceased government employee of Bahawalnagar district to get arrears of financial assistance valuing 1.2 million from the irrigation department after a hiatus of five years.

Alongside, the widow from DG Khan was also succeeded in getting group insurance for her deceased Naib Qasid husband after four years due to the intervention of the ombudsman office on her application; the spokesman mentioned and concluded that the own-motion notice of Ombudsman Punjab Maj (R) Azam Suleman Khan has resulted in the release of arrears of monthly salaries to the staff of union councils of Burewala, Mailsi and Vehari along with the timely release of their pay.

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