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Punjab Govt to Open 115 new Arazi Registration Centres With 1,135 New Jobs

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LAHORE– The Punjab government will open 115 new Arazi Registration Centres across the province besides launching 20 mobile vans for the areas where permanent centers are not established to further extend the land record facilities to the public.

These new land registration centers will create 1,135 new job opportunities. Further, automation of the Punjab land record system along with case management system reforms to address the complaints quickly. Revamping of the field staff and amendments in laws will also be made to improve the performance of the Board of Revenue. 

These views were expressed by the Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Jawan Bakhat Hashim chairing the quarterly review meeting of Special Monitoring unit of the BOR. He observed the allotment of the barren land is required for the development of it so that the government of Punjab was reviewing the land ownership laws.

The meeting was attended by the Minister for BOR Malik Muhammad Anwar, Advisor to Chief Minister for Finance Dr Salman Shah, Senior Member Board of revenue (SMBR) Shokat Ali, and representatives of department concern.

The SMBR briefed the performance of the department during the 2018-19 as revenue collection was increased after induction of E-Stamping and BOR collected 104 percent against its target fixed in the Budget. The government has vacated 78903 acre of land from grabbers, besides introducing Punjab Land Revenue Act and E-stamp reforms.

The department has been working to establish system to address the complaints against the Punjab Land revenue Authority, he added. The BOR is also monitoring the wrong doing and active the legal actions against the corruption complaints.

The minister instructed Geo-tagging of the all government land in the province as soon as possible besides separately identifying the different types of land.

He also ordered speeding the process of land acquisition and finance department, planning and development board, law department and BOR should evolve a joint strategy to resolve the land acquisition issues.

Latter, the minister planted a tree in Lahore Polo Club for formally launching the tree plantation campaign of the city government and Lahore polo club.— PRESS HANDOUT