NCA expresses confidence over command & control system

Digitalization of land record to bring transparency in transfer of properties: PM

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The National Command Authority has expressed full confidence in the command and control systems as well as security measures in place to ensure comprehensive security of strategic assets of Pakistan.

The NCA, that met in Islamabad on Wednesday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair, re-affirmed that Pakistan as a responsible nuclear state would continue to contribute meaningfully towards the global efforts to improve nuclear security and nuclear non-proliferation measures.

A detailed briefing was given to NCA on evolving conflict dynamics in the region.

The forum noted with concern the destabilizing massive arms build-up in the conventional and strategic domains.

The NCA viewed these developments as detrimental to peace and security and asserted that Pakistan will take all measures to ensure the strategic stability in the region without entering into an arms race.

It reiterated maintaining Full Spectrum Deterrence in line with the policy of Credible Minimum Deterrence and expressed satisfaction on the development of strategic capabilities.

The NCA appreciated high standards of training and operational readiness of the strategic forces, and appreciated the scientists and engineers whose dedicated contributions have enabled Pakistan to successfully pursue the desired objectives.

All member of the NCA, including Federal Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Defence, Finance and Interior and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force as well as Director General Inter-Services Intelligence attended the meeting.

Prime Minister Imran Khan Today (Wednesday) launched the cadastral map of Islamabad to curb land record tempering, ensure monitoring of construction through imagery and provide information about land ownership on a single click.

The cadastral mapping project has been conceived and inspired by vision of the Prime Minister to modernize the old “Patwar system” into modernized digital online system.

The phase-I comprises digitization of revenue record of three major cities including Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.

Survey of Pakistan has completed Islamabad Capital Territory digitalization by using Geographical Information System.

This will also help overseas Pakistani to verify online information before purchase of land in Islamabad. The new system would help identify the illicit hinging of state land, encroachment at nullah and forests.

Addressing the launching ceremony, the Prime Minister said that digitalization of land record will bring transparency in transfer of properties. He said now anyone can get information of plots and other lands online. He said cadastral mapping of Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi will be completed by November this year. He said use of technology will also help defeat land grabbers.

The Prime Minister also appreciated Capital Development Authority, Survey General of Pakistan and other departments for completing the task successfully in a short span of time.

Newly appointed Chief Secretary Punjab Kamran Ali Afzal called on Prime Minister Imran Khan here on Tuesday and discussed administrative matters of the province.

Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar and the newly appointed Inspector General (IG) Police Rao Sardar Ali Khan also attended the meeting via video link.

During the meeting, administrative matters of Punjab as well as law and order situation in the province were discussed.

The Prime Minister directed the Chief Secretary to ensure effective administrative measures to check the prices of essential items in the province.

He also directed IG Punjab to ensure law and order and take strict legal action against land mafia and corrupt elements.

It is noted that Despite completing three years in power, Imran Khan has retained popularity, said the survey conducted by Gallup Pakistan in the last week of August 2021.

The survey was conducted with over 1200 respondents across urban and rural areas, covering over 100 districts in the country.

As per the survey, about 74 percent of people in Balochistan province rated Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government as positive while 62 percent of people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa termed PTI government performance as good.

About 47 percent of Pakistanis believed that the provincial governments of PTI had performed well in over past three years.

To another question, the 37 percent public said Imran Khan’s rule was better than Nawaz Sharif.

About 45 percent of Pakistanis termed the economic policies of the PTI government as good.

About 69 percent of Pakistan rated performance on COVID-19 control as good while 38 percent gave a favourable rating on helping the poor.

As per the survey, about 58 percent were happy with the performance on foreign affairs while around 40 percent Pakistani were pleased with corruption control performance.

According to a survey majority of Pakistanis believed that Imran Khan’s government will be able to complete its five-year’s term.

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