A Step Towards Digitization: PITB Computerizes Land Record of 23,000 Villages

CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif revealed that the Land Record Computerization, a project of PITB is a remarkable event in the history of Pakistan because such radical measures will not only result in development of the country but also in recovering its lost status.

A Step Towards Digitization: PITB Computerizes Land Record of 23,000 Villages

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He articulated these views while addressing a function of Punjab Land Record Management Information System. He also informed that with the accomplishment of revolutionary and historic project of land record computerization, land record centers have started expanding facilities in 143 Tehsils of Punjab. Punjab has a total area of 205,345 square km, and is the highly populated province of Pakistan with 80.5 million residents.

The Land Record computerization had started as pilot project in the Tehsil of Kasur in 1997-98 under the direction of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, but the project was stopped due to some unfortunate reasons in 1999.

CM Punjab said that under this project land record of 23,000 villages have been computerized, whereas the process for urban property would initiate soon. He also told that land record computerization system will help eradicate differences, pointless litigation, corruption and irregularities in the matters related to non-movable properties, besides to get rid of the Patwari culture.

Lets watch one of the funny response from Azizi in Hasb e Haal program on this initiative of PITB:

CM Punjab said that under this scheme, 5 Million inaccuracies have been revised whereas 100 people involved in corruption have been terminated from service.

The official set-up of the land recording system of Punjab Province is impervious, including various agencies. The important are the Board of Revenue (BOR), the Excise and Taxation Department (ETD), and the development authorities, of which the important is the Lahore Development Authority (LDA).

In Punjab, around 8,000 Patwaris preserve land records relating to 20 million land owners. Shahbaz Sharif also said that if patwar khana had been helping the people appropriately then there would have been no need to modify the system. The initiative taken by Punjab Government will end the traditional patwari system.

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