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PLRA to computerise urban land soon.

LAHORE -- Punjab Land Records Authority (PLRA) will soon start computerization of urban land record with the prior approval of committee formed under Planning and Development Department.

PLRA Director General Capt A(r) Zafar Iqbal expressed these views while talking to the media during Doing Business Reforms Exhibition here Monday.

The seven-member committee formed in this regard was headed by chairman P and D. The members of committee included Senior Member Board of Revenue, DG PLRA, member Urban Unit, Secretory P and D,

Secretory Housing and Secretory Local Government. PLRA, would by 15 April this year also start mailing registry to the house addresses of the property owners.

For this purpose, the project 'Register of deeds' was initiated in September 2016. The project Registry of Deeds (RoD) is for computerization of manual record of Sub Registrar, which would

be subsequently linked with all 151 Arazi Record Centers.

Under RoD project over 10 million files were scanned to computerize the record. This project has successfully reduced property mutation time from 56 day to 18 days, providing ease

and conveniences to the masses.

In addition to that seven steps earlier required for property mutation have also been reduced to four steps. It's worth mentioning here that PLRA has already successfully computerized land record

of more than 2300 revenue states of Punjab, covering almost all the rural areas of the province. Computerization of land record of the province has greatly improved business index for foreign

investment and for ease of doing business, according to the recent Word Bank report. PLRA during Doing Business Reforms Exhibition organized by Planning and Development Department, real time

presentation of property registration process and demonstrated RoD web portal.

The exhibition was attended by Minister for Finance Ayesha Ghaus Pasha, Chairman P and D Board Jahanzeb Khan, Secretory P and D Iftakhar Ali Saho, President Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries Malik Tahir Rasheed, Country Director World Bank Patchamuthu Illangovan

and officer from Trade and Industries Board, Planning Board and IT board.

For providing further connivances to public, Punjab Land Record Authority has recently launch Express Counters in Faisalabad and Gujranwala. These Express counter would allow the citizens to pre

book their turn at the ARCs. Express Counters will be launched at Divisional Level throughout the provincein Punjab. Other than these two cities, these Express Counters would be setup at Lahore,

Multan, DG Khan, Bahawalpur, Sargodha, Rawalpindi and Sahiwal soon.

To avail the service from Express Counters, citizens can call Punjab Land Record Authority Help Line to obtain advance booking. It is worth mentioning here that Punjab Land Record Authority has

signed an agreement with NADRA.

According to this agreement, 3700 E-Shaulat Centers of NADRA around the province would also issue Fard for Record along with 151 ARC.

This would greatly ease to the citizen who will be able to retrieve Fard for record from the nearest E shaulat. This intiative will help more than 90% of the visitors who just have to collect 'Fard for Record'. In this way 90% of the hustle and rush at all the centers across the Punjab will reduce and share with 3700

NADRA e-Sahulat Centers.

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Date:Mar 27, 2018
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