LAHORE Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said the Land Record Management and Information System is such an excellent and public service project due to which people will not only get rid of corrupt mafia but it will create conveniences in transfer of properties and getting 'Fards. He directed that all possible steps should be taken for early completion of this project and a committee headed by Chief Secretary should review progress of this project every month regularly and if there is any hurdle that should be removed immediately. He was presiding over a meeting held with regard to review the progress of the Project of Land Record Computerisation here on Friday. Chief Secretary, Senior Member Board of Revenue, Secretary Finance, Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board, Information Technology experts and concerned officers attended the meeting. Project Director Land Record Management and Information System (LRMIS) Irfan Elahi gave a detailed briefing regarding progress of the project. Addressing the meeting, the CM said we were marching forward speedily for early completion of the public welfare project of land record computerisation. He said the masses would get great relief with the completion of this project and the forgeries regarding registration and transfer of properties would be eliminated. He also said the operational staff for Land Record Computerisation Project should be recruited through the Punjab Public Service Commission and deputed for this project after training and recommendations should be formulated for this purpose, and there should be no role of Patwari and Tehsildars in this important project. After completion of the land record computerisation project, the old, complicated and lethargic system of transfer of land and 'Fard will be eliminated and the process of transfer of properties will also be transparent. Such a system should be evolved till the completion of the Project which will eliminate corruption in the process of transfer of properties and getting 'Fard and Senior Member Board of Revenue should evolve a strategy in this regard, he said, adding that 'Fards were being provided to the common citizens by taking bribe of lacks of rupees. Ridding the masses of corrupt mafia till completion of the Project is essential. Some hurdles can be faced in it but these hurdles should be removed in consultation with the experts and this project should be completed speedily, he issued directions. He asked the officers to inform him within seven days about the timeframe regarding completion of this project in Lahore, Hafizabad, Lodhran and Kasur in the first phase whereas pace of work in other districts be also accelerated. Rejecting the proposed increase in the fee of transfer of properties and getting 'Fard, he said people should be provided high quality services first and after that this matter would be considered. He also appreciated the performance of Project Director Irfan Elahi and his team for working speedily on this project. Earlier, Irfan Elahi briefed the meeting about the progress of the Project informed that work on the project was going on round the clock and all efforts were being made for its early completion. The Project is very transparent and those villages, the land record of which has been computerised can be seen on the website. The software for the Project has been approved and the work on the project in three tehsils of Lahore has been started, he mentioned.