Ayesha Mazhar, a resident of Lahore, had explained her ordeal to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday when the premier was taking live calls from citizens to hear about their issues and concerns.
Ayesha received her Rs 472,000 from the brother of a police officer who was unwilling to pay pending rent and maintenance expenses, Punjab Police said on Monday, after the institution helped her resolve this issue.
A video shared by the Punjab Police on Twitter said both parties had reached an agreement, and the person has paid the outstanding amount and agreed to withdraw the case against her.
While talking to PM Imran Khan over the phone, Ayesha said SSP Zeeshan Asghar’s [former Lahore SSP Investigation who is now posted in Balochistan] brother, Imran Asghar, was not paying her the due amount, and police were not taking action against him either.
She said Imran first illegally occupied her house and then refused payment of rent. She said her mother, who was pursuing the case, developed cancer and she (Ayesha) took up this challenge and used to travel from Quetta to Lahore to seek help from local politicians and respective police officers but to no avail.
A tweet from the Punjab Police said Ayesha, back in December 2020, had lodged a complaint with the police about her tenant Imran Asghar regarding the illegal occupation of her house and non-payment of rent.
“On the very next day, the house was vacated. However, the tenant did not pay her rent and damages to the house amounting to Rs 5,00,000,” the tweet said.
Punjab Police said the lady submitted an application to the police regarding the recovery of her remaining rent, but the other party went to a civil court and obtained a stay order. “Her issue to the extent of payment of rent is still pending due to the stay issued by the court …. IGP Punjab will personally try to resolve it.”
During the live telephonic call, the woman asked PM Imran Khan to take up the matter with the Chief Justice of Pakistan as to why courts were granting ‘unnecessary’ stay orders in such cases.