JHANG: The district revenue administration, on the alleged demand of local political bigwigs, has issued multiple transfer and posting orders of revenue officials (patwaris) of their choice.

Sources in revenue department told Dawn that the Punjab government in 2010 had launched a project of land record computerisation to minimise the role of patwaris in the larger interest of the public. But in tehsil Jhang land record of a number of urban-cum-rural revenue circles where state and precious commercial land is available, could not be computerised so far. That is why revenue officials wielding political influence are trying to get posting in [lucrative] revenue circles.

They claimed that some parliamentarians right next day after taking oath got patwaris of their own choice posted in Kot Sai Singh, Hasnana and other areas to ensure their control over revenue circle offices.

When contacted, Jhang tehsildar having charge of sub-registrar office, Mr Mohsin, said transfer and posting orders regarding different revenue circles were being issued by the competent authority.

He said: “I am very careful while approving sale deeds of plots of private residential colonies where state land is available. The higher authorities may be in a good position to comment about the possibility of any political influence.”

Published in Dawn, August 29th, 2018

Opinion

Long arm of Big Tech
20 Jan 2021

Long arm of Big Tech

How many people would still be alive if Twitter and Facebook had denied Trump a platform to spread lies about Covid-19 a year ago?
Words, words, words
19 Jan 2021

Words, words, words

There was little in terms of contributions in our own language as we wrestled with the pandemic.

Editorial

Updated 20 Jan 2021

Broadsheet judgement

There are plenty of skeletons in the Broadsheet cupboard and they must be brought out into the open.
20 Jan 2021

Unequal justice

IT seems no one wants to testify against former SSP Malir, Rao Anwar. At least five prosecution witnesses, all ...
20 Jan 2021

Schools reopening

THE disruptive impact of Covid-19 on education will be felt for years to come. For countries like Pakistan, where...
Updated 19 Jan 2021

LNG contracts

It is important for industry to reconnect with the national grid and for gas to be allocated for more efficient uses.
19 Jan 2021

Murdered judges

THE continuous violence in Afghanistan has raised serious questions about the sustainability of the peace process, ...
19 Jan 2021

K2 feat

A TEAM of 10 Nepalese mountaineers made history over the weekend as they scaled the world’s second highest peak K2...