On the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Bazdar, an awareness seminar and open forum was organized by Punjab Ombudsperson (PO) in DC Office, Dera Ghazi Khan.
Federal Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul, Punjab Ombudsperson Nabeel Hakim Khan, the DG Khan DC, ADC (Revenue) and other senior officials attended the seminar and open forum.
Speaking at seminar, Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul lauded the Punjab chief minister, saying that it is a great initiative to bring in Women Property Act 2021 in the purview of Ombudsperson.
She said that Ombudsperson is such organization which needs to be strengthened by increasing the scope of dimensions.
“It is very important for the government to take obligatory actions to reinforce the law rather to abolish it,” she stressed.
Addressing the seminar, Ombudsperson Nabeela Hakim Khan said that on the special directives of the Punjab chief minister, camp office of Punjab Ombudsperson has been made functional in Dera Ghazi Khan.
“Now women from this area do not have to come to Lahore to seek justice. All cases related to women’s property and harassment will now be heard in this camp office.”
She said that as soon as the office became operational, she has heard one case of harassment and four property related cases.
“In a property case, i have ordered the Deputy Commissioner to take action against the Revenue Officer.” She said that the Punjab Ombudsperson is striving to provide timely justice to encourage women expose black sheep in government offices.
She said that Women Property Rights 2021 has empowered the Ombudsperson’s Office. “In addition to harassment, women can now contact the office to get their share in inherited property. We assure them of our help to get their legally inherited property.”