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Pakistani province to digitise land records

Karachi, Pakistan: “It is prime responsibility of Board of Revenue Sindh to maintain and preserve complete land records of Sindh province and digitised them for its protection,” observed Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Chief Minister of Sindh in Pakistan while he was inaugurating the computerisation programme of Land Records in Sindh. Shah added that the integrated computerised land records system will ensure clear land titles to all land owners of Sindh.

In addition, Shah said that the old land record is in deteriorated condition. He opined that the Government of Sindh anticipated quantum improvement in terms of revenue after implementing this system, which will open up opportunities for the private sectors. He further added that it would encourage the Government of Sindh to successfully complete the pilot phase of computerisation of land revenue records, becoming the first provincial government to accomplish this task. Shah lauded the efforts of Board of Revenue Sindh and stated that National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) also will be associated in this task.

Earlier, the Senior Member Board of Revenue Sindh, Shazir Shamoon, informed the Sindh CM that scheme of Land Administration and Revenue Management Information System (LARMIS), development of GIS (digital mapping) and preservation of Land Records and revamping of survey and settlement have been introduced under the reforms programme.

Shamoon added that the GIS component comprising of development/customising of GIS software, digital mapping of 23-districts, 121 Talukas and 6970 dehs, fields survey, establishment of 216 ground control points and integration of Geo-database with Land Administration and Revenue Management Information System (LARMIS) and registration database also have been initiated. Shamoon observed that these initiatives will be key instruments for the land title for insurance industry while micro-finance will also be available for the poor farmers.

The Sindh Government anticipated that the project will be completed in 12-months which will ensure transparency, eliminate corruption and forgery, and provide relief to common man.

Source: www.thefrontierpost.com