GUJRAT: Senior Member Board of Revenue (SMBR) Baber Hayat Tarrar says the project of computerisation of urban land record and building designs across the province is likely to be launched by the Punjab government with the collaboration the World Bank.

He made the announcement while chairing an official meeting at the Punjab Land Record Authority (PLRA) headquarters in Lahore on Wednesday where PLRA DG Sohail Ashraf briefed him about the working of the Arazi Record Centers (ARCs).

According to a PLRA release, Mr Tarrar said the initiative would truly computerise and integrate the land administration system.

He said PLRA officers would also be entrusted with the responsibility of verification of computerised girdawaris.

He supported the service structure for the welfare and promotion of the field staff and it was decided in the meeting that an agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and PLRA would be signed soon to start services in the Overseas Arazi Record Center.

Through the universal access, the land record services of any desired and relevant area would be available from any center across Punjab, which would prove to be another land mark for public facilitation, the SMBR said and appreciated the performance of the PLRA and ordered extension in its building as per requirement.

Tarar was informed by the PLRA DG that so far 1500 Dehi Marakz Maal had been given access to the computerised land record and by the end of January 2022 all 8,000 Dehi Marakz Maal would be given access to computerised record.

Published in Dawn, December 23rd, 2021

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