Punjab Irrigation Minister Mian Yawer Zaman said that land record would be computerised till December, 30 2014 paving the way for change in Patwari culture across the province.

He was addressing a meeting on land record at DCO Complex where District Coordination Officer Jawad Akram, District Police Officer Sadiq Ali Dogar, MNA Nazir Ahmad Arain, MPA Mian Saqib Khurshid, MPA Irshad Arain and ADC Rafia Malhi were also present.

Mr Zaman said that after completion of the computerisation, complaints about revenue department would decrease. The people shall pay only the fixed fee to get their property registered, he added.

“There is no fear from India about water problem. According to Indus Waters Treaty, India cannot use water shares of Pakistan for irrigation purpose. In case of violation of the treaty by India, international court could be moved,” he said. He said the government was ready to hold local bodies elections as it is demand of the Constitution. After the completion of delimitation process, the government would announce a schedule for the elections.

To a question about dialogues with the Talban, he said that the stakeholders were agreed to solve the issue. He ordered an irrigation official to hold an inquiry into alleged water theft.

MPA Saqib Khurshid said that computerisation of land record was a positive change in the department. The problems of farmers will be resolved through the system. Clients will be able to get their required documents without any extra charges, he said.