Punjab Law Minister to Head the Newly Constituted Audit Committee for State Lands


Punjab government has decided to conduct detailed audit of all state lands in the province and has set up a committee headed by provincial Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Social Welfare Raja Basharat in this regard. The Committee has been assigned task to to conduct complete audit of state lands across the province. The Provincial Minister for Revenue will be Deputy Convener while the member Colonies will act as Secretary cum member of the Committee. Other members include the Senior Member Board of Revenue (SMBR), Secretary Law and the DG Punjab Land Records Authority (PLRA). As per the notification, the Committee shall collect data on agricultural, residential, commercial, allotted, leased, un-utilized and encroached land in each district while collecting the data of annual income and arrears from those lands. Raja Basharat has said that the committee is beginning the audit work immediately and will submit a detailed report on all issues to the Chief Minister (CM) Punjab within a month. He said that the committee would conduct a special audit of housing schemes created in the province, especially fake housing schemes so that legal action could be taken against such fake schemes.