PESHAWAR: The US Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported Land Registration in Merged Areas (LRMA) Activity completed its awareness drive on “Land Settlement and Registration in the Merged Areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)” that started June 12 for over 600 students, researchers, and senior academics across various KP universities with its final session at the University of Peshawar.
“Empowering the youth through education and awareness is essential for building a better future. By investing in students, we are nurturing the future agents of change who can lead the way in advocating for important causes such as land registration and record system,” said Mr. Muhammad Shoaib, Chief of Party USAID’s LRMA Activity. “The USAID-LRMA’s mission is to work in collaboration with the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and provide the citizens of the Merged Areas with easy access to precise and up-to-date information on their land holder rights, paving the way for a more prosperous and equitable society.”
USAID’s LRMA is a Four-year activity that is supporting the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to establish a land record system across KP’s Merged Areas. A proper digital land registration and records system will improve land governance, strengthen property rights, boost economic growth, and promote peace and stability. The activity aligns with the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s recently approved “Tribal Decade Strategy” that will extend the socio-economic benefits of land registration to women and marginalized communities and safeguard their land tenure and property rights.