Islamabad: According to news reports, Pakistan’s Surveyor General stated on Thursday (October 14) that the government has finished phase one of the cadastral mapping of state land. 96 percent of the land in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 90 percent in Punjab, and 50 percent in Balochistan has been digitised, according to the latest maps.

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The Prime Minister (PK) Imran Khan presided over a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) on Housing Construction and Development, which revealed this information.

The premier declared at the time that the government would be better equipped to monitor land usage and protect green areas once the computerised mapping of state land was completed, ensuring food security. He went on to remark that cadastral mapping will aid in the prevention of illegal land use and the increase of revenue-generating streams. PM Khan also ordered the government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K) to expedite work on land use legislation.

Members of the Capital Development Body also told the conference that, following the completion of Islamabad’s cadastral mapping, the authority has started implementing fines for illegal encroachments.

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The money raised so far has been used for public good and to compensate persons who have been harmed by illegal housing developments. Furthermore, stressing the importance of the River Ravi urban project, the premier instructed competent authorities to expedite construction.

Senior representatives of the federal government, members of development boards, and the chief secretaries of Punjab, KP, and Balochistan attended the conference.

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