Chief Minister Sindh inaugurates programme of computerization of land records in Sindh

Karachi: It is prime duty and responsibility of Board of Revenue Sindh to maintain and preserve the total record of lands of Sindh province, while the computerization of all such record be strictly protected and maintained for the record and use of owners and Khatedars of such land.

This was directed by Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah while inaugurating the computerization programme of Land Records in Sindh, at Revenue House, Shirin Jinnah Colony this morning. He said that the integrated land records computerized system will ensure clear land titles to all land owners of Sindh.

Syed Qaim Ali Shah further directed that the land holdings be properly recorded preserved and protected. He further said that the old land record is in very deteriorated condition, as such it is prime duty of all concerned to preserve, protect and maintain all entries and record of lands.

He said that the Government of Sindh anticipates a quantum improvement in revenue as a consequence of this system, which will open up opportunities for the private sectors. Chief Minister Sindh further said that it is encouraging that the Government of Sindh has successfully completed the pilot phase of computerization of land revenue records, becoming the first provincial government to accomplish this task.

He lauding the efforts of Board of Revenue Sindh said that NADRA is also being associated in this noble task, and said that the Government of Sindh is now embarking upon an ambitious record in the province, urban land records as well as rural land records.

Earlier, the Senior Member Board of Revenue Sindh Mr. Shazir Shamoon in a detailed briefing informed that the objectives of project are the automation; introduction of latest technologies like usage of satellite imagery for land use assessment and preservation of more than 100 years old revenue records.

He added that a scheme of Land Administration and Revenue Management Information System (LARMIS), development of GIS (digital mapping) and preservation of Land Records and revamping of survey and settlement has been introduced under the reforms programme.

The Senior Member BOR Sindh added that the GIS component comprising of development / customizing of GIS software; digital mapping of 23-districts, 121 Talukas and 6970 dehs; fields survey, establishment of 216 ground control points and integration of Geo-database with LARMIS and registration database has been initiated.

He added that under Phase-1, pilot project has been completed; 100% mapping of all districts and Talukas has been completed while over 30% of deh level mapping has been completed. He further informed that these records will be electronically linked to the registration deeds companies. Senior Member BOR added that this will be a key instrument for the land title for insurance industry while micro-finance will also be available for the poor farmers.

He further said that the Sindh Government also anticipates that the project will be completed in 12-months which will ensure transparency, eliminate corruption and forgery, and provide relief to a common man. He added that so far 50,000 pages record has been protected.

The inaugural ceremony was attended among others by Sindh Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Sindh Information Minister Mr. Sharjeel Enam Memon, Chief Secretary Sindh Raja Muhammad Abbas, Special Secretary to C.M Dr. Atta Muhammad Panhwar, Secretary Information Sindh Syed Safdar Ali Shah, Officers of Board of Revenue Sindh and others.

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