Buzdar reviews performance of BoR, PDMA, Land Record Authority

Lahore

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated 115 arazi record centres, satellite arazi record centre, and 20 mobile arazi centres during his visit to the Board of Revenue on Monday.

He also chaired a meeting to review institutional reforms and performance of the Punjab Land Record Authority, Punjab Disaster Management Authority, and Board of Revenue, according to a handout.

Talking on the occasion, the CM stated the registry system has been computerized in 100 tehsils while arazi record services will be provided at the level of Mouza in 32 Kanoongoi through satellite arazi record centre. The government is also extending the land transfer system in the whole of the province after the registry through an automated process, he added. In this regard, the CM explained that overseas arazi record centres have also been established in Pakistan embassies in the US, UK, Saudi Arabia, and UAE for expatriate Pakistanis.

Meanwhile, the tree plantation drive is also started and people are getting services without any gratification or bribe, he stressed. Such steps are unique and the dream of a digital Punjab has been materialized by the government. The matters pertaining to arazi record became victim to the personal ego but the incumbent government has created ease in the lives of the citizens, he further said.

While addressing the meeting, the CM disclosed that a committee has been constituted for the restructuring of BoR field staff and open-courts are planned on 1st working day of every month to provide prompt services to the people. The PTI government has started printing and up-gradation of jammahbandi after a decade’s gap.

Similarly, more than 1.4 lakh acres of land, worth more than one thousand billion rupees, has been retrieved from squatters. The CM directed to continue action against illegal occupants adding that legislation will be done to effectively eradicate the menace of squatting. Along with it, a revenue academy will be established in Lahore, and the shortage of revenue staff will be soon overcome, the CM concluded. A data-sharing agreement was also signed between federal and provincial BoRs.

Provincial ministers Malik Muhammad Anwar, Syed Sumsam Bukhari, Mian Khalid Mehmood, Chairman PLRA Sardar Ahmed Ali Dreshak, Parliamentary Secretary Ch. Adnan, SMBR, DGs of PLRA, PDMA and Katchi Abadis, Secretary Information, and others were also present.

CM MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION

Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has said protection of life and property of the people in natural calamities and disasters is the responsibility of the state while such misfortunes remind us about the infinite powers of nature.

In his message, the CM observed that advance measures can help in reducing the damages and added the Punjab government is using modern technology for safety from disasters and calamities.

He stated the PDMA is being further improved to provide better service delivery. An effective response-mechanism is imperative to reduce the damages and it is sanguine that PDMA has shown better performance in difficult situations like corona pandemic and locust attack; concluded the CM.