GUJRANWALA-The Punjab government has launched an e-stamping scheme to ensure transparency in the sale and purchase of the stamp papers, the Gujranwala commissioner said.

Under the scheme, the online sale and purchase of the high valued non-judicial stamp papers will be issued for the first time in Punjab in order to eliminate frauds in issuance of bogus papers, he added while addressing a seminar held in respect of e-stamping scheme awareness at Zila council Halld Gujranwala.

Commissioner M Asif said that the scheme is being launched at first in Gujranwala and after successful implementation the scheme will be expanded to other districts of the province.

DCO Amir Jaan, DG E governance Punjab IT board Sajid Latif, project director Asad Islam, sub registrar Bashir Ahmed Butt, Stamp Vender Association President Farooq, traders and lawyers were also present.

DG Sajid Latif and project director Asad Islam also addressed the seminar. They said that any person interested in buying a high valued non-judicial stamp would only require an internet connection to access the system online and there will be no more multiple visits of the citizens to pay the stamp duty. In the new system, electronic stamp papers will be issued through any designated branch of a scheduled bank within half an hour, they said.

STRIKE: District Bar Association observed complete strike on the first anniversary of Daska incident in which three lawyers including president Daska bar were gunned down by a police inspector on 25th of May 2015.

As announced by the bar office-bearers, no lawyer appeared before the courts due to which citizens came there for hearings faced difficulties. It was notable that an anti-terrorism court has announced death penalty and 30 years imprisonment to SHO Shahzad Warriach in this case.