SARGODHA    -    The computerization of urban land records in Punjab by the government was underway in order to ensure secure and safe services to public through urban land record codification system.

Talking to APP here at her office, Land Record Officer Sargodha division, Shehla Noreen on Saturday said that Sargodha land record centre, as per instructions of Punjab government, was working at full pace to complete digital system based centre. Although rural land records had already been digitalized in Punjab, and under this project, urban and rural computerized records would be linked with digital geographic maps, she added.

“Computerization of all rural as well as urban land records of Punjab would create an integrated system of land administration”.  She said that teams had been formed for the purpose which were visiting door-to-door for computerized registration and data entry of villagers and people in the division.

Shehla Noreen said that the World Bank offered financial and technical support to government of Punjab for digitalization of urban land records. She said that WB would provide financial assistance of 150 million dollars for land record digitalization-related arrangements called ‘PULSE’ project. Initially, the duration of project was set for five years, she added. She hoped that public, government and all private institutions would play their role for the success of this system.