State land worth Rs 22m retrieved on directives of Ombudsman


In line with the directions of Ombudsman Punjab Major (R) Azam Suleman Khan, 18 kanal state land valuing 22.22 million rupees has been retrieved in various districts including Bhakkar, Mandi Bahauddin, ChichaWatni, and Kot Adu and handed over to the concerned administration for official use.

While giving details on Tuesday, the spokesman explained that on the orders of Ombudsman Punjab Major (R) Azam Suleman Khan to regain the 13.5 marlas occupied portion of Government Girls High School Dagar Rahtas Bhakkar, the administration has retrieved government land from the illegal occupation of one Muhammad Afzal and FIR has been lodged against him. The boundary wall of the said school has also been constructed to save the government property.

The students and their parents have thanked the ombudsman’s office for protecting the precious school property in their area.

In another development, the involvement of the ombudsman office has resulted in the retrieval of 10 Kanal 16 marla portions of a local graveyard in ChichaWatni from the illegal occupants, having a market value of 11.6 million, he added.

Similarly, the ombudsman’s office also intervened to vacate 2 Kanal 18 marla portions of Kot Adu graveyard with a market value of 9 lac rupees. Alongside, 4 Kanal 6 marla portion of another graveyard and shamlat land has also been recovered from squatters in Mandi Bahauddin with a market value of 1.7 million rupees, the spokesman concluded.


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