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Maryam orders digitisation of Punjab land records

Maryam Nawaz Sharif directed essential steps to be undertaken for digitisation of land records in Punjab

By Our Correspondent
May 19, 2024
Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif addresses after launching of Pakistan’s first Nawaz Sharif IT (NSIT) City Project. — Facebook/TheMaryamNSharif
Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif addresses after launching of Pakistan’s first Nawaz Sharif IT (NSIT) City Project. — Facebook/TheMaryamNSharif

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif has directed essential steps to be undertaken for digitisation of land records in the province.

She issued these directives while presiding over a special meeting related to the Board of Revenue reforms. A briefing was given on the Punjab Urban Land Systems Enhancement (PULSE).

Maryam ordered the collaboration of relevant departments during the land digitisation process. The participants were informed that the land record digitisation process is being undertaken with the cooperation of the World Bank under ‘Plus Project.’

The Punjab Land Record Authority and Management of Estate Land provided a briefing on the business plan. Owner-based digitisation of all neighbourhoods (mouzas) will be carried out in Punjab.

The revenue system will be made transparent through the partition of land and parcel documentation. The government will declare clear property from every aspect as green, while lands with issues will be declared blue and red.

The proposal to abolish the joint property system will be seriously reviewed. Legal complications will be reduced with the allotment of a separate property number to every seller. The record of rights-holders (FARD), ownership and land transfer systems will also be simplified after the digitisation process.

An overseas property transfer service for overseas Pakistanis will be reviewed. Record of rights-holders (FARD), mutation, E-Girdawari, and registration facilities will be provided in the Overseas Property Transfer Service.

Meanwhile, Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Saturday undertook commercial launching of Pakistan’s first Nawaz Sharif IT (NSIT) City Project.

While addressing the foundation laying ceremony of NSIT City Project, the chief minister said: ‘’We have laid the foundation stone of Nawaz Sharif IT City Project in a short span of 2.5 months. Today a new history is being written with the laying of the foundation stone of Nawaz Sharif IT City and my heart is filled with joy and happiness.” Maryam said various international tech giants were coming to the NSIT city and 10 companies were establishing their offices in it. The city comprises 853 acres of land. An IT and Tech District, Knowledge City and Film City would be established in the NSIT City. International universities will set up their campuses in the Knowledge City, she added.

“We have made the IT city tax-free for 10 years in order to provide initiatives to the businessmen of various companies. If the companies need land, then we will give them and if they need grey structure then we will build it for them.”

The NSIT city would provide opportunity to our youth to move forward side by side with the world. The children would be granted international certification on the completion of their IT courses so that acquiring free licensing can become further easier for them.

She said that motorways, laptops, 3G, 4G are all distinctive signs of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz. “We will provide free wi-fi facility across Punjab. We are going to relaunch the laptop scheme soon. We will provide ebikes soon. I have directed ebikes to be given to approximately 1,000 young girls who submitted their applications.”

Earlier, the chief minister unveiled the official logo of the IT project. Ambassadors of China, USA, Turkey and other countries especially participated in the ceremony.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz expressed her deep sorrow and grief over a traffic accident in Soon Valley, Khushab. She also expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of lives due to a car falling into a deep gorge in Kotli Sattian.