Gujrat: The Punjab Land Records Authority (PLRA) has announced its decision to suspend the issuance of fard (property ownership document) for two weeks (until April 6) in an attempt to reduce the number of visitors at Arazi Record Centres (ARCs) across the province, according to news sources.
The body, however, stated that it would continue to issue fard for court or in other legal matters; adding that the issuance of mutations will also continue on a partial basis. Moreover, it announced to reduce the number of staff members in the wake of government directions to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
A PLRA official said that this step would prove to be helpful as half of the visitors at ARCs arrive for the issuance of fard. He further stated that PLRA Additional Director General Malik Sajjad Khan recently directed the officials concerned to ensure adequate precautionary measures for both the staff and the visitors during this COVID-19 pandemic.
To this effect, only two service centre officials will be present in ARCs from today onwards. However, the assistant director (land record), land record officers, centre in-charges and additional centre in-charges will continue to perform their duties as per the norm.