Lahore – Punjab Ombudsman provided a relief of Rs 130.74 million to 20 complainants during last two weeks. The biggest relief of Rs120.24 million has been provided to Muhammad Shamim, resident of Kesarwali, Sialkot. He submitted his application requesting to ensure the payment of his land which was acquired by the government for the expansion of Nala near Sialkot. He made so many requests in the offices of local district authorities but failed to get his right. Finally, on the interference of Punjab Ombudsman, Muhammad Shamim was paid the price of his land. Similarly, a resident of Samnabad district Nakana Sahab, Nasim Begum whose husband Nazir Ahmed was an employee of Municipal Committee Sangla Hill and died few years back. His widow Nasim Begum made request to Ombudsman office for the payment of outstanding amount of Rs2.1 million against family pension and financial assistance. On the direction of Punjab Ombudsman, the said amount was paid to Shamim Begum for which her son Saghir endorsed and thanked the Ombudsman for his efforts. Some Azad Masih, who worked for Municipal Committee Hassan Abdal and got retired last year but still deprived of his pension, special grant and other outstandings. Mohtasib office started working on the request of Azad Masih and after the completion of required process Azad Masih was paid Rs. 12 lac 82 thousand 9 hundred and 55 against his outstanding dues. The rest of 17 complainants were also being provided relief in various applications including pension, group insurance, farewell grant, family pension, GP fund, marriage grant, death grant, and leave encashment.
Profiteers imposed Rs2m as fine
LAHORE (Staff Reporter): The price control magistrates imposed Rs2.071 million as fine on several shopkeepers over profiteering in the provincial capital during the first 10 ten days of Ramadan. According to the district administration’s spokesman, the magistrates inspected around 10,005 points and found 1,153 violations while cases were also registered against 422 of violators.
Meanwhile, a special team under the supervision of Cantt Assistant Commissioner Zeeshan Ranjha seized 600 bags of sugar from Alfalah Town, Bedian Road and arrest the owner of godown.