Islamabad: The Survey of Pakistan is all set on launching a cadastral survey (relating to land boundaries and subdivisions) of the capital, in order to identify all original built-up properties (BUPs) in the Capital Development Authority (CDA)’s acquired sectors, according to news sources.
This decision was taken in a meeting held between Surveyor General of Pakistan Major General Shahid Pervaiz and CDA officials at the agency’s headquarters.
The meeting discussed the various aspects of this project, which is being executed on the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Under this project, the Survey of Pakistan will digitise the cadastral map, which will help the government digitize the data to properly identify revenue records, in the form of geographical data as a coordinate.
The digitized data will assist citizens and the government in terms of proper land identification and the survey will verify fake BUP claims in CDA’s acquired sectors.
The Survey of Pakistan and CDA also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard. The Survey of Pakistan will initiate the mapping from Sector G-6 and then move on to G-12, E-12 and H-16. This cadastral survey project will also be extended to other cities, under the Prime Minister’s instructions. The CDA Spokesperson also said that the authority had signed a separate survey for the agency to validate the real BUP claims, which have been causing delays in the development of new sectors.
The source reported that due to poor planning, encroachment issues and pending BUP claims, the development of many sectors (C-13, C-14, C-15, C-16, H-16, I-17, F-13, E-13, D-13, E-12, Kurri model villages and Park Enclave II) has not been able to continue for several years.