LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that land record management information system is a milestone towards immediate provision of ownership deeds of lands to the people and 144 service centers are operating in the province under this programme.

The chief minister was addressing a meeting through video link at Civil Secretariat which reviewed various matters regarding land record management information system.

He said that bank counters will also be set up at these service centers due to which all necessary facilities will become available to the citizens under one roof. Shehbaz Sharif said that there is no room for corrupt staff under land record management information system, therefore, zero tolerance policy against corruption should strictly be implemented. He said that corrupt officers and staff will be held accountable while those showing good performance will be encouraged.

He said that land record management system is fully active in all tehsils of Punjab and best services are being providing to the people through this system. The chief minister directed to set up Land Record Authority as early as possible and said that it will help in forwarding this programme through institutional mechanism.

The chief minister said that restriction has been imposed on the posting of revenue officers at service centers. He directed that special committees should be set up at these centers for addressing complaints of the citizens and extension programme of these centers under joint venture should be considered.

Shehbaz Sharif further directed that officers concerned should take decisions on their own and give results with regard to implementation of this programme of public welfare.

The chief minister also gave approval to the setting up of autonomous intelligence wing and vigilance wing. Project Director Land Record Management Information System Capt (r) Zafar gave a briefing on progress of the project and future strategy.

Provincial Ministers Rana Sanaullah, Ata Maneka, Yawar Zaman, Additional Chief Secretary, Senior Member Board of Revenue and concerned officials attended the meeting through video link.