TO block the incidents of forgery in sale and purchase of properties, Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has finalised all arrangements for issuance of security featured land/property transfer documents from next week in its housing schemes.
Officials said incidents of forgery, instances of sale of plots on fake transfer letters as well as claims of ownership by more than one claimant for the same property had necessitated the introduction of first ever foolproof documentation system in the history of LDA in order to safeguard precious properties of citizens from land mafia.
They said documents like transfer letters, exemption letters, allotment letters, completion certificates etc should henceforth be issued on security featured papers.
They added that these papers contained security features like barcode, MCS fibre paper, manufacturing watermark with hologram and 3D images. This security paper carries a life of more than 100 years.
This paper is neither available in market nor can it be counterfeited. In Pakistan, only government printing press has the right to make and use such paper and it is almost impossible for land mafia to reproduce such documents.
In LDA schemes, there are as many as 13 different documents which are required by owners as evidence of their ownership of plots.
In future all such documents shall be prepared and issued on this security paper, which includes their office copies as well, to ensure elimination of counterfeiting at all levels. These papers carry such dedicated and secure features which make them impregnable for any counterfeiting.
Anti-encroachment drive soon: In order to clear encroachments from main roads, Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has planned to start a massive drive against encroachers in the next few days.
Officials said LDA has established a control room to launch the drive in a proper manner. All its wings including Engineering, Enforcement, Town Planning and Estate Management will receive instructions from the control room besides reporting their daily performance.
All the necessary machinery has also been provided to the staff for carrying out the operation smoothly, officials added.
The main roads, which will be cleared in the coming operation included Wahdat Road (Muslim Town Morr to Multan Chungi), Main Boulevard Allama Iqbal Town (Morr Bekhewal to Scheme Morr), Main Boulevard Samanabad (Morr Samanabad to New Mozang), Mian Boulevard Gulshane Ravi (Morr Samanabad to Bund Road), Maulana Shaukat Ali Road (Jinnah Hospital to PECO Road), Model Town Link Road, PECO Road (Kot Lakhpat to Ferozepur Road Bridge), main Boulevard Johar Town (Shouq Chowk to Shaukat Khanum) and Abul Hassan Isfhani Road (Kalma Chowk to Jinnah Hospital).
Officials said survey regarding encroachments and other illegalities on these roads has already been completed.