LAHORE: The Punjab Board of Revenue has decided to introduce e-stamp paper which will not only save millions of rupees, but also facilitate the citizens online.
This step will be supportive to control the bogus stamp papers. Through this process, the citizens will feed data online
and system will provide them a specific code. Credit cards will be accepted for the paper payment and specific bank challan will be issued after the compilation of data feeding by the user.
Data of both the buyer and seller will be available in the paper.
Indian state Karnataka started e-stamp paper in 2006. It was a successful experience that helped the state in controlling fake stamp papers and deal with the mafias.
FBR Member Nadeem Ashraf told Customs Today that the project was in the pipeline and would be soon launched for the public.
The Punjab government is working on the project and is likely to start it in a month. Stamp papers are being used for different purposes in Pakistan especially for purchase and sale of land.
After starting of this e-tamp paper, sale and purchase of land will be easy and land mafia will be curbed. The Punjab government already has computerised its land record. Punjab citizens are facilitated to get their land record in 15 minutes without any charges.
This project will provide facility to the women who face difficulties in getting their inherited property. Their problems will be solved within 30 days.