Lahore: Case against patwaris adjourned
Lahore: The Lahore High Court chief justice adjourned the hearing of two identical petitions against the alleged corruption of patwaris of Mandi Bahauddin and Lahore without any progress due to scarcity of time.
However, a report submitted in the court by Assistant Commissioner Mandi Bahauddin revealed that eight patwaris had been suspended for not depositing fee of mutation deed (Fard-e-Malkiat) in the revenue department record. The patwaris included Irfan Ahmad, Munshi Altaf Hussain Tarar, Munshi Sadaa Hussain Shah, Munshi Riaz Ahmad, Munshi Muhammad Anwar, Muhammad Akbar, Asif Mehmood, Munshi Zafar Iqbal and Munshi Asif Mehmood, the report said. The patwaris had also been ordered to deposit fee which they received from complainants for issuing mutation deed in the department.
The next date of hearing of the petitions would be fixed by court office. In the first case, Ahmad Ali Waris of Mandi Bahauddin submitted that a patwari had forced him to bribe him as he was not being issuing his mutation deed but even after paying the gratification money, the Patwari did not do the needful.
In the second case, Khalid Saeed submitted that, on his writ petition, a bench of the high court had directed patwari of Kahna circle to issue him the mutation deed but the patwari ignored the orders. He said he also approached the DCO for the implementation of court orders but in vain. Petitioner sought contempt of court proceedings against the patwari and the DCO for not complying with the court orders.