Islamabad: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Sep 9 launched computerised cadastral map of Islamabad, news sources reported. The Survey of Pakistan completed the Islamabad Cadastral Mapping Project to reduce tampering in land transfers and ownership record. Same maps for Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad will be completed by Nov 2021 and the rest of the country by somewhere middle of 2022.
At the inauguration event , the premier remarked that the project would assist people in verifying property ownership to reduce the risks of forced occupation and encroachment on state land. As per a government-operated Twitter handle, the cadastral provides:
- Easy accessibility of property rights
- Tenure Information
- Lesser land litigation cases
- Land Conflict Resolution
- The improved Taxation collection mechanism
- Reduction in Corrupt practices and land grabbing
The PM further stated that the state apparatus is not up to the task of liberating public land from unlawful occupancy and encroachment, despite the fact that billions of dollars are at stake. The NADRA has established a procedure to assist individuals in knowing more about a specific project, he saida.