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Cadastral Mapping To Eliminate Encroachment : PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting of the National Coordination Committee on Housing, construction and development to review the progress made on existing and new projects.

While receiving a briefing from surveyor General of Pakistan Maj. Gen. Shahid Pervez, the Prime Minister remarked that Cadastral Mapping would help in development of an authentic land record database.

The Prime Minister said it would help in clearly identifying demarcation of land and thereby eliminate illegal encroachments.

He advised all the provincial and AJK governments to expedite legislation to put a stop to land-use changes.

The NCC meeting was briefed that, under Phase-I of the mapping exercise, 90 percent digitization of state lands has been completed in Punjab, 96 percent in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 50 percent in Balochistan.

Chairman CDA informed that with the help of Cadastral Maps, CDA has started imposition of fines on encroachers and the amount collected is being used for compensation of general masses who were defrauded by illegal housing societies.

Earlier the Prime Minister also chaired a meeting to review progress on ravi Urban development project and Central Business District Lahore.