Rs7.5m relief provided to complainants

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In line with the directions of Ombudsman Punjab Maj. (R) Azam Suleman Khan, the concerned government departments have provided legal relief to the tune of Rs.7.5 million to complainants.

According to details, the Jhang based applicant Khadija Iqbal has been given Rs.2849952 as pending dues of her husband who died during service on directions of the ombudsman.

The ombudsman office has also directed the Director-General DG Agriculture (Fields) Punjab to pay group insurance, death grant along-with creation of OSD post for issuance of pension and other emoluments to the widow and a compliance report be submitted to ombudsman office within 45 days positively.

Another complainant has been paid Rs.2.2 million as a result of the intervention of the ombudsman office and a summary has also been sent to the competent authority to initiate disciplinary proceedings under PEEDA Act against former district education officer Shafqat Habib responsible for negligence and delay.

In a similar case, the TT Singh based applicant Naseem Akhtar has been given arrears of salaries valuing Rs.640081 of her deceased husband who was an employee of the social welfare department.

On a separate application, the district education authority Rahim Yar Khan has paid arrears of dues Rs.1825070 to complainant Iftikhar Ahmed Khan and provision of salary has also been started after approval of OSD post as his father died during service.

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