Martial Law Regulation of 1985, By Chief Martial Law Administrator No. 67

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[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part I, 14th July, 1985]

This Martial Law Regulation, hereinafter referred to as the Regulation, shall come into force at once and shall have effect notwithstanding any thing contained in any other law for the time being in force or any judg ment of any Court including the Supreme Court or a High Court or in any deed of trust contract, agreement or in any other instrument of any nature whatsoever.

  1. The Federal Government may, for a public purpose, by an order in writing resume any property held by any person on Old Grant Terms under the G. G. Order No. 179 of 1836 or on lease under the Canton ment Code of 1899 and 1912 and so entered in the General Land Register of the Military Estates Officer concerned:

Provided that the grantee or the lessee, as the case may be, of such land shall, prior to its resumption, be served with a 30 days notice, in writing, by the Federal Government or by any person authorized by it in this behalf.

  1. The Federal Government may, for the purpose of determining compensation to be paid to such grantee or lessee, as the case may be, for any building or structure existing on such land, institute a committee of such officers as it may deem fit and the compensation so determined shall be paid to the grantee or the lessee concerned within three months of the date of the resumption of the land.

  2. Any person aggrieved by any action taken or order made under this Regulation, may, within 30 days of such action or receipt of such order, as the case may be, submit a review petition to the President or any person authorised by him in this behalf who may pass such order as he may deem fit in the circumstances of each case and the order so passed shall be final.

  3. If any difficulty arises in giving effect to any of the provisions of the Regulation, the Federal Government may make such order not incon sistent with the provisions of this Regulation as may appear to be neces sary for the purpose of removing the difficulty.

  4. No action taken, order made, thing done or power exercised under the Regulation shall be called in question by or before any Court, tribunal or any other authority whatsoever.

  5. Any suit, petition or any other legal proceeding instituted by or on behalf of the grantee or lessee that may be pending before any Court, tribunal or any other authority immediately before the issuance of an order, under the provisions of this Regulation, shall abate forthwith.

  6. Whoever contravenes any of the provisions of this Martial Law Regulation, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and/or fine or both.


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