President promulgates Surveying and Mapping Ordinance, 2013

President promulgates Surveying and Mapping Ordinance, 2013

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari Monday promulgated an ordinance to regulate and implement Surveying and Mapping standards in the country and to enable Survey of Pakistan (SoP) effectively assume its role of National Mapping Organization.

Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said the ‘Surveying and Mapping Ordinance, 2013, had been promulgated on the advice of the Prime Minister.He said the bill prepared by the Survey of Pakistan was duly approved by the Cabinet and was unanimously recommended by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence.The bill was included in the order of day of house of National Assembly on 11th, 13th and 14th March, 2013 but could not be taken up due to paucity of time.

As the National Assembly has been dissolved on completion of its five-year tenure on March 17, and the Senate of Pakistan was not in session, the matter being of urgent nature, the Prime Minister advised the President for according approval and promulgating the said legislation as ordinance.Accordingly the President on Monday signed and promulgated the ‘Surveying and Mapping Ordinance, 2013’, the spokesperson said. – APP