کیڈاسٹرل ڈیجیٹلائزیشن جلد مکمل کی جائے گی: وزیر اعظم
The digitization of cadastral mapping of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad will be completed by November, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said.
The Prime Minister said this at the unveiling ceremony of a cadastral map in Islamabad on Wednesday to prevent tampering with land records, monitor constructions through photographs and provide information on land ownership.
The idea of a cadastral mapping project was inspired by the Prime Minister’s vision for a modern digital online system of the old Patwar method. This work was assigned to the Pakistan Survey.
In the first phase, digitization of revenue records of three major cities including Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad and data of government land of the country total value of Rs. 1,994 million.
Survey of Pakistan has finalized the digitization of the Islamabad Capital Region using a geographic information system. The organization has digitalized a total area of 943 sq km, including 400 sq km CDA and 543 sq km ICT rural areas. In total, 70 and 63 societies in CDA and 112 socks in ICT have gone digital.
It was analyzed that 1,512 canal area has been crossed and 5,350 canal area is different from the CDA layout plan.
This will help Pakistanis abroad to verify the information online before buying land in Islamabad.
Prime Minister Imran said the mapping of the whole of Pakistan after Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad would be completed in six months. “Transparency is a big issue in Pakistan … a lot of people have become rich and powerful by taking over land.”
In the next phase, he said, the government is working on developing a system that would allow land to be transferred online from home.
The Prime Minister said that those who have occupied the land do not want digitization in Pakistan as it would create many problems for them.
“I know which city is bothering you the most because it will be a problem for some people. Lack of transparency makes a lot of people make a lot of money and become powerful.”
He said the current system in the country makes it almost impossible to get rid of illegal trade. He said that Rs. 300 crore land was either under illegal trade or not in use, he said, adding that 1000 acres of forest land in the capital was illegally kept.