LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday chaired separate meeting sessions on the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led Punjab government’s initiatives, including forestry, urban land digitisation, dairy and social security hospitals under public-private partnership modus.
The meeting was attended by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, Federal Minister for National Food Security Sahibzada Mehboob Sultan, Advisor to PM Muhammad Shehzad Arbab, Advisor to PM Malik Amin Aslam, Punjab Forests Minister Sibtain Khan, Revenue Minister Malik Muhammad Anwar, Livestock Minister Punjab Husnain Dareshak, Labor Minister Ansar Niazi and other senior officials concerned.
During the session on Digitisation of Land Records in the province, the premier was briefed that Punjab Land Revenue Authority (PLRA) is working towards digitisation of land records aimed at efficient and public friendly service delivery.
It was informed that the digitisation process will provide direct access to the general public, banks for loan approval and other authorities to verify land record instantaneously and without errors.
Moreover, the digitised record will also be accessible to overseas Pakistanis who have properties back home and they will be able to monitor their ownership. It was emphasised that significant reforms are needed in the urban land record management.
PM Khan was briefed that investment in the digitisation of urban land record would double the benefits in terms of tax collection, dispute resolution and transparency.
Discussing the dairy sector of the province, the premier was told that the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has launched a crackdown on milk adulteration.
It was informed that the main reasons behind adulteration in milk are high demand, capped milk price, unethical practices and non-traceability of persons involved in adulteration. The meeting was briefed that legal reforms are required to ban the sale of open milk and it should be sold in hygienic and traceable packaging, as practised around the world.
PM Khan reiterated that investment in food sector regulation will directly impact on reducing the health expenditures of the masses.
He directed the government to adopt the latest systems of Health Information Management being used by private sector hospitals to ensure transparent procurement procedures and patient record management free of pilferage, corruption and wastage.
The premier also instructed the officials to ensure selection of persons with honest and professional repute in the management boards of all hospitals in the province.