Martial Law Order 1962 (Zone B) No. 119

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MARTIAL LAW ORDERS

By MARTIAL LAW ADMINISTRATOR ZONE `B'

No. 119

[ 13th April 1962 , Gazette of West Pakistan , Extraordinary, dated 17th April 1962 ]

Whereas it is expedient in the public interest to provide for measures to remove and prevent traffic congestion and to regulate movement of vehicular traffic in Gujranwala town and also to remove the existing petrol pumps from their present sites on the G. T. Road from the T. Crossing of Sheikhupura Road to the Crossing of the Labh Singh Road.

Therefore, I, Lieut-General Bakhtiar Rana, S. Q. A., M. C., A. D. C., Martial Law Administrator, Zone `B' hereby order as under:

  1. No person, company or association plying stage carriage (s), bus or lorry to, from, or through Gujranwala, shall keep its stand (adda) or use any place including a highway road or street within the Municipal limits of Gujranwala unless so authorised by the District Magistrate, Gujranwala, for picking up or setting down the passengers or halting the vehicle.

  2. No place other than that authorised by District Magistrate, Gujranwala , shall be used as a Truck Stand within the limits of Gujranwala Municipal Committee.

  3. No Goods Carrier, except for loading and unloading goods, shall halt at any place within the Municipal limits of Gujranwala other than the place (s) approved by the District Magistrate, Gujranwala.

  4. The District Magistrate, Gujranwala , may require the Municipal Committee, Gujranwala , to provide and maintain Bus and Truck Stand(s) at such place (s) within the Municipal limits of Gujranwala as may be approved by him.

  5. In pursuance of this Order the District Magistrate, Gujranwala , may also act as under

(a) Lay down the routes to be followed by stage carriage or goods carrier, within the Municipal limits of Gujranwala .

(b) Regulate timings of arrival or departure of stage carriages plying, from, to or through

(c) Frame rules for the administration of Bus and Truck stands estab lished under this Order.

  1. Any stage carriage or goods carrier found plying or at halt in contravention of the direction (s) issued by the District Magistrate, Gujranwala, in pursuance of this Order shall be impounded by an officer authorised by him in this behalf or by any Police Officer being not below the rank of an Assistant Sub-Inspector. Any vehicle so impounded shall not be released except with or under the orders of the District Magistrate,

  2. Any person, association or company using a Municipal bus or truck stand in Gujranwala for operating stage carriage(s) or using a truck stand maintained by the Municipal Committee, Gujranwala, or using land belonging to Municipal Committee, Gujranwala, or Improvement Trust, Gujranwala, for running a truck stand shall pay such rent to these bodies as may be approved by the District Magistrate, Gujranwala, in this behalf. Any rent due from any person on account of his use of Municipal Bus Stand, Municipal Truck Stand or Municipal land or land belonging to the Improvement Trust, Gujranwala , for Truck Stand can be recovered as arrears of land revenue. The District Magistrate, Gujranwala , may also impound the vehicle(s) run by the defaulters and may not release said vehicle(s) till the arrears have been paid.

  3. The persons running petrol pumps at any place within the area mentioned in the preamble should forthwith remove it to a place lying outside this area.

  4. The District Magistrate, Gujranwala , may delegate any of the powers vested in him by this Order to the Gujranwala Improvement Trust, the Municipal Committee, Gujranwala , or the officer thereof or any officer working under him.

  5. The District Magistrate, Gujranwala , may exempt any vehicle or class of vehicles from the operation of any or all of these provisions.

  6. Any person, who contravenes or attempts to contravene or abets the contravention of this Order or any direction or directions issued by the District Magistrate, Gujranwala, in pursuance of this Order or any rule framed by him under clause 5 supra shall be punished under C. M. L. A. Regulation No. 16 (a).

  7. Clause 7 of the Order shall be deemed to have come into force with retrospective effect from 1st June, 1961 .

  8. No provision of this Order shall be called to question in any Court including the High Court and the Supreme Court. No suit or legal proceedings shall lie against any person or authority for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done in pursuance of this Order.

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