LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to conduct detailed audit of all state lands in the province and has set up a committee headed by Punjab law minister Basharat Raja for the purpose.

The revenue minister will serve as a co-convener and member colonies will act as secretary to the committee.

Senior member Board of Revenue (SMBR), law secretary and the Punjab Land Records Authority (PLRA) director general are members of the committee.

The committee shall collect data on agricultural, residential, commercial, allotted, leased, un-utilised and encroached land in each district, while collecting the data of annual income and arrears from those lands.

Punjab law minister says the committee is beginning the audit work immediately and submit a consolidated report covering all aspects, along with its recommendations, to the chief minister within a month.

He says the committee will conduct a special audit of housing schemes created in the province, especially the fake ones so that legal action may be taken against such schemes.

Published in Dawn, October 10th, 2019