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The Evacuee Property (Multiple Allotments) Act, 1957

ACT No VII of 1957

(For Statement of Objects and Reasons, see Gaz. of P., Ext., dated the 19th February, 1957, p. 353.

This Act shall apply to the Excluded Areas of West Pakistan with effect from the 13th April, 1957, see Gazette of West Pakistan, 1957, Pt. I, p. 381.)

[15th March, 1957]

An Act to provide for the investigation and disposal of certain cases of allotment of evacuee property

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the investigation and disposal of certain cases of allotment of evacuee property;

It is hereby enacted as follows:‑--

1. Short title extent and commencement-----‑ (1) This Act may be called the Evacuee Property (Multiple Allotments) Act, 1957.

(2) It extends to the whole of Pakistan.

(3) It shall come into force,---

(a) * * * (The words "in the Federal Territory of Karachi and", as amended by the Repealing and Amending Ordinance, 1961 (1 of 1961), have been omitted by A. O., 1964, Art. 2 and Sch.)in West Pakistan, at once, and

(b) in East Pakistan, or any part thereof, on such date or dates as the Central Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, appoint.

2. Definition----In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context, "multiple allotment" means the allotment to one person, in his own name or in the name of his wife or in the name of any relative dependent on him, of more than one piece of evacuee property, and any person who obtains; in his own name or in the name of his wife or of any relative dependent on him, the allotment of more than one such piece for his residence or of more than one such piece for his place of business, obtains a multiple allotment:---

Provided that a person who so obtains one such piece for his residence and another for his place of business shall be deemed not to have obtained a multiple allotment:---

Provided further that a person who obtains such allotments of agricultural land under the Rehabilitation Settlement Schemes approved by the Central Government or of industrial concerns in accordance with the orders of the Industrial Rehabilitation Board appointed by the Central Government, shall be deemed not to have obtained a multiple allotment.

3. Power to reopen multiple and irregular allotment----(1) Notwithstanding anything inconsistent contained in any other law or enactment or in any instrument having effect by virtue of such law or enactment, the Central Government may appoint a person who is or has been a Judge of a High Court to investigate every allotment of evacuee property in respect of which any irregularity by way of multiple allotment has been committed or appears to him to have been committed and authorize him to reopen any multiple allotment and pass suitable orders thereon.

(2) Any order made under sub‑section (1) shall be final and shall not be called in question in any judicial proceeding in any Court.

4. [Repeal.] Rep. by the Repealing and Amending Ordinance, 1965 (X of 1965), s. 2 and 1st Sch

 

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