141 acres retrieved from encroachers: Amer
LAHORE: District Nazim Mian Amer Mahmood said on Monday that the district government had cancelled 224 illegal land transfers and retrieved 141 acres of land worth Rs 226.4 million over the past two years.
Talking to various nazims, naib nazims and councillors at his office, Mr Mahmood said the cancellation of the allotment of 450 acres was being processed and a case had been submitted to the Punjab Board of Revenue (BoR).
He said the district government had decided to provide computerised ownership certificates to land holders in Raiwind free of cost. He said the computerisation of land revenue records in 28 Raiwind villages had already been completed. He said after the completion of the project, selected property dealers would be allowed to have access to the computerised revenue record and issue ownership certificates to buyers. “Banks loans will also be issued promptly because the credentials of a property can be verified online,” the district nazim added.
Mr Mahmood said sub registrars had been appointed in the six towns of Lahore for convenience. He said a steering committee headed by the revenue executive district officer (EDO) had been formed to speed up the computerisation of the land record of Lahore at a cost of Rs 7 million.
“The committee will supervise revenue officials (patwaris, gurdawars and qanoongos), ensure an uninterrupted flow of data entry and take up various issues with the BoR,” he said.
He said an information technology EDO had been appointed as the chief technical officer (CTO) of the project to update the computer sections in district courts and in the Town Hall. “The CTO will also train computer operators working in the computer sections,” he added. The district nazim said the EDOs would also identify problems and suggest remedial measures to ensure the project is completed on time.
He said the district government had added an index to the Local Government Ordinance for public convenience.
He also told nazims and councillors that three sites for graveyards had been identified and construction work would begin soon.