ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to launch Islamabad’s digital cadastral map today.
The initiative aims to control the tampering of land records and monitor ongoing construction projects through extensive imagery to provide accurate and updated information about land ownership through a single click, especially for the overseas Pakistanis.
The task to digitise the old Patwar system into a modernised one was given to the Survey of Pakistan. Under phase 1 of the initiative, the sole national mapping and land surveying government agency of Pakistan was assigned to digitise revenue records of three major cities, including Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad and state land data of the country costing Rs1994 million.
A total of 70 sectors and 63 societies in CDA and 112 mouza in the Federal Capital have been digitised using the Geographical Information System (GIS).
Out of the 943 sq. km digitised, 400 sq. km belongs to CDA and 543 sq. km to ICT rural areas. As per the released date, a total of 1512 Kanal land is encroached, whereas 5350 Kanal area is varying from CDA layout plans.
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