Updated: Sunday April 28, 2013/AlAhad Jamada El Thaniah 18, 1434/Ravivara Vaisakha 08, 1935, at 04:15:50 PM

The Punjab Timber Market (Lahore) Ordinance, 1963

(W.P. Ord. XXIII OF 1963)

 

C O N T E N T S

Sections

                     1.            Short title and commencement.

                     2.            Definitions.

                     3.            Acquisition of land for Timber Market.

                     4.            Establishment of Timber Market.

                     5.            Direction by Commissioner.

                     6.            Prohibition to carry on business.

                     7.            Penalty.

                     8.            Exemption.

                     8-A.        Indemnity.

                     9.            Validation.

SCHEDULE

 

[1][1]The [2][2][Punjab] Timber Market (Lahore) Ordinance, 1963

(W.P. Ordinance XXIII OF 1963)

[6 June 1963]

An Ordinance to provide for the establishment of a timber market in the revenue estates of Jia Musa and Chak Jia Musa and to validate actions taken under the Martial Law Order No. 111 issued by the Martial Law Administrator, Zone ‘B’, and the West Pakistan Ordinance No. XXI of 1962

WHEREAS the Martial Law Order No. 111 was issued by the Martial Law Administrator, Zone ‘B’, on the 8th February, 1962, and on its repeal by President’s Order No. 29 of 1962, it was continued by the Governor of West Pakistan by promulgating the West Pakistan Martial Law Order (Continuance in Force) Ordinance, 1962 (XXI of 1962);

            AND WHEREAS the validity of the said Martial Law Order and the said West Pakistan Ordinance and the actions taken thereunder has been questioned and the Supreme Court of Pakistan has held the said Martial Law Order and the said West Pakistan Ordinance to be invalid;

            AND WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the establishment of a timber market in the revenue estates of Jia Musa and Chak Jia Musa and to validate the action taken in pursuance of the said Martial Law Order No. 111 and the said West Pakistan Ordinance No. XXI of 1962;

            AND WHEREAS the Provincial Assembly of West Pakistan is not in session and the Governor of West Pakistan is satisfied that circumstances exist which render immediate legislation necessary;

            Now, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by clause (1) of Article 79 of the Constitution, the Governor of West Pakistan is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-

1.         Short title and commencement.— (1) This Ordinance may be called the [3][3][Punjab] Timber Market (Lahore) Ordinance, 1963.

            (2)        It shall come into force at once, and shall be deemed to have taken effect on and from the 8th February, 1962.

2.         Definitions.— In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions shall have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say:-

               (a)     “Government” means the Government of West Pakistan;

               (b)     “land” means the land described in the Schedule to this Ordinance, required for the establishment of the timber market;

               (c)     “Martial Law Order No. 111” means the Martial Law Order No. 111 issued by the Martial Law Administrator, Zone ‘B’, on the 8th February, 1962 [4][4][;]

               [5][5][(d) “timber” includes bamboos;

               (e)     “to allot”, in all its grammatical variations, includes to allot by drawing lots, or by auction or by exchange of allotted sites, and ‘re-allot’ shall be construed accordingly.]

3.         Acquisition of land for Timber Market.— Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (I of 1894), the Town Improvement Act, 1922 (IV of 1922), as amended by the Punjab Town Improvement (West Pakistan Amendment) Ordinance 1962 (XVIII of 1962), the Municipal Administration Ordinance, 1960 (X of 1960) or any other law for the time being in force, or in any decree, judgment or order of any Court or Authority—

            (a)        Government shall forthwith take possession of the land, summarily ejecting, if necessary, any person in occupation of any part thereof;

            (b)        the compensation for the land and crops, if any, standing thereon, shall be assessed by the Collector, Lahore, under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, as modified by section 69 of the Town Improvement Act, 1922, and the assessment, subject to confirmation by Commissioner, Lahore, shall be final;

            (c)        the compensation awarded shall be paid by the Lahore Improvement Trust;

            (d)        Government shall transfer the said land to the Lahore Improvement Trust subject to the provisions of section 41 of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, so far as applicable, as if the Lahore Improvement Trust were a company, and shall put the Lahore Improvement Trust in possession thereof, and thereupon the said land shall be deemed to have been duly acquired by the Lahore Improvement Trust free from all encumbrances.

4.         Establishment of Timber Market.— (1) The Lahore Improvement Trust, shall forthwith layout the timber market on the land, frame rules, and do all things necessary for the establishment of the timber market on the land.

            (2)        [6][6][The Lahore Improvement Trust, its Chairman, or any other officer authorised by the Trust in that behalf shall have the power to]—

                  (a)  allot sites to timber merchants;

                  (b)  determine the price of the site allotted to each timber merchant, the terms and conditions of payment thereof, and the method of recovery in case of default; and

                  (c)  require the allottee to erect on the allotted site such structure and within such period as the Chairman may determine.

            [7][7][(3)   Subject to the approval of Government, the Lahore Improvement Trust shall have power, at any stage, to modify, alter, amend or change the purpose or use for which any site has been earmarked in the original layout and to earmark it for any other purpose or use connected with the establishment of the timber market.]

5.         Direction by Commissioner.— Any person who has been allotted a site in the timber market shall, when so required by the Commissioner, Lahore, occupy the said site and carry on the business of timber merchant there.

6.         Prohibition to carry on business.— No person shall carry on the business of timber merchant within the municipal limit of the Lahore Corporation, except at the timber market established under this Ordinance.

7.         Penalty.— Any person who contravenes or attempts to contravene or abets the contravention of the provisions of sections 5 and 6 or any direction issued by the Commissioner, Lahore, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, or with both.

8.         Exemption.— The Commissioner may, for such period and subject to such conditions as he may determine, exempt any person from the operation of all or any of the provisions of this Ordinance.

[8][8][8-A.            Indemnity.— No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against Government, the Commissioner, Lahore Division, the Lahore Improvement Trust or its Chairman or other officer, or any other person to whom a site has been allotted, in the timber market under section 4, in respect of anything in good faith done or purporting to have been done in pursuance of the said Ordinance.]

9.         Validation.— Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (I of 1894), the Town Improvement Act, 1922 (IV of 1922), as amended by the Punjab Town Improvement (West Pakistan Amendment) Ordinance 1962 (XVIII of 1962), the Municipal Administration Ordinance, 1960 (X of 1960) or any other law for the time being in force, or in any decree, judgment or order of any Court or Authority, anything done, possession taken or delivered, ejectment made, compensation assessed or paid, allotment made, terms and conditions settled, direction given, or order issued, by Government, the Commissioner, Lahore, the Collector, Lahore, the Chairman, Improvement Trust, Lahore, or any other authority in pursuance of the said Martial Law Order No. 111 or the said West Pakistan Ordinance XXI of 1962, shall be deemed to have been validly done, taken or delivered, made, assessed or paid, made, settled, given or issued respectively under this Ordinance, and shall be continued.


SCHEDULE

LIST OF KHASRA NOS. OF MAUZA CHAK JIA MUSA, TEHSIL AND DISTRICT LAHORE


Khasra No

Area

K.

M.

Ft.

1464/947

1

2

172

1466/947

1

0

111

1467/947

1

0

111

1468/947

1

0

111

1469/947

1

1

17

1471/947

0

15

27

1472/947

0

15

27

1474/947

0

15

27

1475/947

0

15

27

1476/947

0

15

27

1477/947

0

15

0

1488/947

0

10

176

1489/947

0

10

182

1490/947

0

10

176

1491/947

0

10

215

1492/947

0

10

12

1493/947

0

10

59

1494/947

0

10

158

1495/947

0

10

18

1496/947

0

10

124

1497/947

0

10

44

1498/947

0

10

44

1499/947

0

10

44

1500/947

0

10

44

1501/947

0

10

44

1502/947

0

10

44

1503/947

0

10

44

Khasra No

Area

K.

M.

Ft.

1505/947

0

10

44

1506/947

0

10

150

1507/947

0

10

70

1508/947

0

10

70

1509/947

0

10

70

1511/947

0

10

30

1513/947

0

10

30

1514/947

0

10

30

1515/947

0

10

30

1516/947

0

10

30

1518/947

0

10

30

1519/947

0

10

90

1520/947

0

10

98

1522/947

0

10

30

1523/947

0

9

131

938/1

0

0

28

939/1

0

0

140

940/1

4

2

39

941/1

4

2

24

942/1

4

2

65

943/1

0

1

20

944/1

0

18

13

945/1

0

17

33

948

0

11

195

942/1

0

3

123

922/1

3

2

96

923/1

0

10

150

Khasra No

Area

K.

M.

Ft.

925/1

1

2

114

926

6

18

64

927

7

12

117

928

8

3

131

929

0

17

195

930

0

2

150

931

0

1

117

932

0

5

9

933

2

3

29

934

0

1

105

935

2

6

166

936

0

7

210

937

2

12

46

938

4

0

43

939

3

3

127

940

0

6

3

941

0

1

34

942

1

8

20

943

0

9

47

944

0

13

4

945

0

15

6

946

0

0

46

947

2

14

22

948

0

2

215

949

0

4

119

950

0

0

122

951

6

10

193

1074/1

0

11

23

1075

0

6

100

1076

0

15

106

Khasra No

Area

K.

M.

Ft.

1077

0

5

180

1079

1

3

164

1080

1

12

119

1081

0

7

126

1082

0

9

77

1083

2

8

158

1084

1

6

182

1085

0

7

189

951

0

2

132

952

0

2

116

953

0

1

52

954

0

9

11

955

0

0

102

956

0

1

212

957

0

1

97

958

0

8

180

959/1

0

11

79

960

0

13

191

961/1

5

5

87

962/1

0

5

55

963/1

0

1

189

966/1

0

5

94

967/1

2

7

172

968/1

0

2

16

969/1

0

12

22

1061/1

0

17

205

1062/1

2

15

151

1064/1

0

0

114

1065

0

0

179

1066

0

16

34

Khasra No

Area

K.

M.

Ft.

1067

0

1

177

1068

2

10

171

1069

4

15

85

1070

0

10

198

1071

0

4

108

1072

0

7

215

1073

4

18

223

1101

8

0

108

1103

0

2

36

1105

2

6

112

1106

0

2

190

1107

0

3

68

1108

0

0

160

1109

0

1

28

1110

0

0

96

1111

0

7

81

1112

0

2

112

1086

3

12

209

1087

0

1

188

1088

2

10

216

1089

3

12

120

1090

4

9

129

1091

0

3

137

1092

6

18

0

1093

0

3

181

1094

0

11

99

1095

1

13

7

1096

1

7

163

1097

0

0

98

1098

0

4

140

Khasra No

Area

K.

M.

Ft.

1099

0

14

22

1100

0

2

15

1101

1

9

139

1102

0

3

9

1113

0

2

110

1114

0

16

155

1115

0

13

39

1116

0

16

174

1117

0

2

215

1118

0

19

87

1120

1

2

94

1121

0

4

25

1122

0

2

24

1123

1

6

220

1124

1

1

175

1133

0

5

32

1134

1

1

31

1135

2

19

13

1136

2

10

200

1138

0

1

98

1139

0

2

17

 


WAQF PROPERTY

 

LIST OF KHASRA NOS. OF MAUZA CHAK JIA MUSA, TEHSIL AND DISTRICT LAHORE

 

Khasra No

Area

K.

M.

Ft.

1462/946

0

1

95

1463/946

0

2

86

1465/947

1

0

111

1470/946

0

14

76

1473/947

0

15

27

1496/947

0

11

165

1504/947

0

10

44

1510/947

0

11

99

1512/947

0

10

30

1517/947

0

10

30

1521/947

0

10

30

1524/947

0

3

123

1525/947

0

1

165

1526/947

0

8

26

1527/947

0

8

120

1528/947

0

4

5

1529/947

1

17

165

1530/947

2

18

107

1531/947

0

3

4

1532/947

2

10

186

1533/947

4

7

147

1534/947

2

19

93

1535/947

2

2

83

1538/947

2

1

963

 



[1][1]This Ordinance was promulgated by the Governor of West Pakistan on 6th June, 1963; approved by the Provincial Assembly of West Pakistan on 16th July, 1963, under clause (3) of Article 79 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (1962); and, published in the West Pakistan Gazette (Extraordinary), dated 16th July, 1963.

[2][2]Substituted by the Punjab Laws (Adaptation) Order, 1974 (Pb. A.O. 1 of 1974), for “West Pakistan”.

[3][3]Ibid.

[4][4]The full-stop at the end of clause (e) replaced by a semicolon and clauses (d) and (e) added by the West Pakistan Timber Market (Lahore) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1964 (VIII of 1964).

[5][5]Ibid.

[6][6]Substituted, for the words “The Chairman of the Lahore Improvement Trust shall”, by the West Pakistan Timber Market (Lahore) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1964 (VIII of 1964).

[7][7]Added ibid.

[8][8]Added by the West Pakistan Timber Market (Lahore) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1964 (VIII of 1964).

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