Unequivocal policy against land grabbers: Sarwar

Staff Reporter

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar has said that the government has an unequivocal policy against land grabbers. He appreciated the performance of Provincial Ombudsman of Punjab.

Provincial Ombudsman Punjab Major (r) Azam Suleman on presented the annual report to Governor Punjab.

According to report Provincial Ombudsman Punjab has taken strict action against the land grabbers, retrieving 351 kanals and 14 marlas of government land worth more than Rs 275 million.

Speaking on the occasion, Chaudhry Sarwar said that the provision of speedy justice would strengthen Pakistan. He said oppression and injustice will not be tolerated with anyone.

He said that the performance of the Provincial Ombudsman of Punjab is exemplary in every respect.

The governor said that the PTI government is purging the institutions of political interference.

Providing immediate justice will strengthen Pakistan and the role of the provincial ombudsman in ensuring the provision of justice is commendable.

He said that almost all the appeals against the decisions of the Provincial Ombudsman landed in Governor House Secretariat have been disposed of.

Under the Constitution of Pakistan, the state is the guardian of the fundamental rights of every citizen and guarantor of impartial justice.

It is the responsibility of the provincial institutions to provide justice and to resolve public grievances on their own and no negligence will be tolerated in this regard.

Action will be taken against anyone who is responsible for undue delay in the provision of justice and redressal of complaints.

The first priority of the government is to provide relief to the public in every sector.

Provincial Ombudsman Punjab Maj (r) Azam Suleman apprised the Governor Punjab that 5,000 fewer complaints have been received in the government departments of Punjab than last year.

In 2019, the provincial ombudsman has received 18,750 complaints against the police and other departments, including the revenue department, while in 2020, 13,191 complaints have been received, of which 11,817 complaints have been redressed by the provincial ombudsman and the provincial ombudsman is redressing child abuse cases on a priority basis.

Azam Suleman apprised Ch Sarwar that the management information system has been launched in the Head office and 41 regional offices of the provincial ombudsman adding that general cases are decided within 30 to 35 days while cases involving financial matters are decided within 45 to 50 days.

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