Islamabad: In a meeting chaired by the chairman Naya Pakistan Housing and Development Authority (NPHDA), Lt. General(rtd) Anwar Ali Haider here in Islamabad it was informed by the officials of the Pakistan Evacuee Trust Property Board(ETPB) that the government has retrieved 334 acres of land ever since digitization and Cadastral Mapping Project has been introduced. The meeting was convened by the chairman to discuss housing and construction activities across the country and was attended by the officials from the ministry of housing and works, the ministry of planning development and special initiatives, and the concerned representatives of federal and provincial governments.
Several issues relating to housing and construction came under discussion in the meeting throughout the country. The surveyor General of Pakistan produced the land record of the state territory and the most recent advancement in digitization and cadastral mapping. The matters about master planning and approval of the projects were also brought under discussion. The progress of one window digital portal, people’s grievances, and measures are taken by the concerned authorities for their rectification. The ETPB briefed the chairman on its performance after digitization of Cadastral Records and retrieval of around 334 acres of land through cadastral mapping.
The present government ever since coming into power has been very keen to provide the masses with the basic facility of housing. In Early News CM Punjab also vowed to strengthen the Online Land Record System. The Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan also wants Speedy Legislation For Stopping Land-Use Changes, He constituted National Coordination Committee on Housing and construction in order to materialize his vision related to housing and construction. The idea behind the focus on housing and construction, on one hand, is to provide the masses especially the low-income group with the basic facility of housing and on the other hand to gear up the economic activities in the country. The focus on construction and development would also provide job opportunities for the poorest of the poor as envisaged in the vision of the premier.