PESHAWAR, 6 October: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced ban on new appointments of patwaris (revenue officials).
KP Revenue Minister Ali Amin Gandapur told the provincial assembly on Monday that the old patwari system will be replaced with a modern computerised system till 2017. He requested the opposition members not to make any demands for fresh appointments of patwaris.
Mr Gandapur said action is also being taken against corrupt patwaris. He said a number of corrupt patwaris have been dismissed and suspended so far.