^1^THE AJ&K ADAPTATION OF LAWS ACT, 1988
AN ACT to adapt and to enforce certain laws of Pakistan in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
WHEREAS it is necessary to adapt and to enforce certain laws of Pakistan in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. It is hereby enacted as follows:‑
(i) The West Pakistan Land Revenue Act, 1967.
(ii) The Revenue Recovery Act, 1890.
(iii) The Succession Act, 1925.
This Act has been reported from the AJ&K Gazette dated 9‑6‑1988 see issue No. 119 Vol. XXXIV.
1. Short title, extent and commencement.‑--(1) This Act may be called the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Adaptation of Laws Act, 1988.
(2) It shall extend to the whole of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
(3) It shall come into force at once.
2 Adaptation of Laws.--- The laws mentioned in the schedule to this Act, and all rules made thereunder and enforce immediately before the commencement of this Actare adapted and shall, as far as practicable, be inforce in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, subject to the modifications stated below:
(i) the expressions "Government", "Federal Government", "President" or any other expression however worded, referring to any Executive Government, shall as far as practicable, be construed to refer to the Azad Government of the State of Jammu and Kashmir and reference to Pakistan or any part of Pakistan shall be construed to refer to Azad Jammu and Kashmir;
(ii) the expression "Provincial. Government" shall be construed to refer to the Azad Government of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
Deletion of Section 133, West Pakistan Land Revenue Act, 1967 (Act XVII of 1967). In the said Act, Section 133 shall be deleted.
Addition of Section 12, Revenue Recovery Act, 1890, Act I of 1890. In the Revenue Recovery Act, 1890, after Section 11, a new Section 12 shall be added, namely:‑-
"12 Government may, by notification, declare that any dues or class of dues recoverable by Government shall be recoverable from the defaulters as such dues were arrears of land revenue."
**5. Savings.---**All Government orders and notifications issued for the purpose of carrying out the settlement operation shall remain inforce till the completion of the operation in Districts under settlement and shall not be affected by the adaptation of West Pakistan Land Revenue Act, 1967.
**6. Repeal.‑-----**Punjab Land Revenue Act, 1887 (XVII of 1887) as adapted in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Government dues Recovery Act, 1963, (Act IV of 1963) Succession Certificate Act, 1977 (Bikrami) (XXXIX of 1977 and on Property Protection Act, 1977 (Bikrami) (XXXVI of 1977) are hereby repealed.