Widow sisters thank PM on getting inheritance right after 22 years

Staff Reporter

Like many others, the Pakistan Citizen Portal proved to be a blessing for two widow sisters too, who were able to get their legal rights in inherited property after 22 years, following Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice.

“Alhamdulillah, it is a happy moment for us. Despite 22 years long struggle, we were unable to get our inheritance right which we have got now due to Allah’s blessing and Prime Minister Imran Khan,” Tanzeem Akhtar and Tanwir Sohrab, both sisters, said in a video message.

They expressed gratitude to the prime minister and prayed for his success in the future.

According to details, both the sisters had registered a complaint at Citizen Portal for illegal occupation of their property and dispute over distribution of inherited property.

They complained that the Additional Deputy Commissioner Revenue had closed their case/complaint without a formal hearing.

Taking notice of it, the prime minister directed the Chief Secretary’s Office to order a fact-finding inquiry into the matter by nominating a senior-level officer, initiate action thereafter under the rules and submit the report by May 31.

The complaint was initiated to the Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi who timely forwarded it to ADC Rawalpindi.

However, the ADC Office, in violation of the User’s Guidelines Manual, dropped the application the same day by considering it sub judice with the court.

The applicants thus approached the Prime Minister’s Office to re-open the case while denying it being sub judice.

The PMDU brought the matter to the notice of the focal person of the Chief Secretary’s Office and DC Rawalpindi.

Subsequent to the intervention of the two offices, the complaint was re-opened after being considered appropriate and not sub judice. The case was thereafter fixed for the next hearing on April 7, 2021, by the ADC concerned.

During his recent live session with the public, the prime minister had asked the masses to register their complaints at Citizen Portal if anyone has their properties under illegal occupation, assuring that the government would take initiatives to evacuate all of them.