Islamabad: Islamabad Deputy Commissioner (DC) Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat has stated that the digitisation of land records will eradicate corrupt property transfer practices in the capital city, a news source reported. As per the publication, the DC made this statement in light of the city administration’s recent decision to digitise land records and remove the old system of manually recording data in order to facilitate citizens.
Reportedly, the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration is expected to digitise the land revenue records of Islamabad, which will minimise irregularities and corruption. Islamabad Chief Commissioner Aaamer Ali Ahmad said that the authorities concerned were undertaking concrete steps to make the digitisation process possible.
The authorities have confirmed that patwaris with bachelor degrees would be employed for the transparent working of the revenue department. The digitisation project involves three main components, such as data entry, software, and human resource. According to the relevant authorities, the software for this purpose will be procured soon. The new software system will be capable of issuing copies of land records (fard), records of mutations and land transfer (intiqaal), and revision of the land records (fard badar). The new system is also expected to empower women by permitting them to access the records with ease, and help them protect their inheritance rights.
The land records of the federal capital will be digitised within a few months.