THE
BALOCHISTAN LAND LAWS AMENDMENT
ORDINACNE, 2001
ORDINANCE XXXIII OF 2001

20th October, 2001

An Ordinance further to amend certain Land LAWS

No.Legis.2 42/Law/79/IV, dated 20 10 2001. The following Ordinance made by the Governor of Balochistan on 10th October, 2001 is hereby published for general information:

Whereas it is expedient further to amend certain land laws in the manner hereinafter appearing;

And whereas the Governor of Balochistan is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;

Now, therefore, in pursuance of Article 4 of the Provisional Constitution (Amendment) Order, 1999 (Chief Executive’s Order No.9 of 1999) and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the Governor of Balochistan is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance

1. Short title and commencement. (1) This Ordinance may be called the Balochistan Land Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2001.
(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Amendment of certain land laws. The land laws specified in column 3 of the following Schedule to the Ordinance are hereby amended to the extent specified against each in column 4 of the said Schedule.

SCHEDULE

S.No Name and year of
the enactment. Short title Amendments
1 2 3 4

1. Act No. 1 of 1984. The Land Acquisition Act, 1894. 1. In section 3 *(a) In clause (c), for the word “Deputy Commissioner”, the words Executive District Officer, Revenue” shall be substituted;

(b) after clause (g), the following new clause “(h) shall be added, namely: (h) “Revenue Tribunal” means the Revenue Tribunal established under the Balochistan Land Revenue Act, 1967 (XVII of 1967)”.

2. In sections 5, 5 A, 6, 7, 17, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40 and 41, for the word “Commissioner”, wherever occurring, the words, “Revenue Tribunal” shall be substituted.
2. Balochistan Ordinance No.XXIV of 1978 Balochistan Tenancy Ordinance, 1978 1. In sections 41, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 71 and 92 for the word “Commissioner”, wherever occurring, the words “Revenue Tribunal” shall be substituted.
2. Balochistan Act, No.XIX of 1964. Balochistan Redemption and Restitution of Mortgaged Lands Act, 1964 1. In section 2, *(a) in clause (c) for the word “Commissioner, occurring thrice, the words “Revenue Tribunal”, and for the word “Division, the word “Local Limits” shall be substituted; and

(b) in clause (g) the full stop occurring at the end shall be replaced by a semi colon, and after clause (g) as to so amended, the following new clause (h) shall be added, namely:

“(h) ‘Revenue Tribunal’ means the Revenue Tribunal established under the Balochistan Land Revenue Act, 1967 (Act No.XVII of 1967).”

2. In sections 14, 15 and 16, for the word “Commissioner”, wherever occurring, the words “Revenue Tribunal” shall be substituted.
4. Balochistan Act, No.XVII of 1967 Balochistan Land Revenue Act, 1967 1. For section 5, the following shall be substituted, namely:

“5. Province to be divided into Districts. *There shall be as many Districts in the Province with such limits and such areas as Government may, by notification, direct.”

2. For section 6, the following shall be substituted, namely:

“6. District to be divided into Tehsils and sub Tehsils. (1) Each District may be divided into such Tehsils or Sub Tehsils with such limits and such areas, as Government may by notification, specify.

(2) Government may, by notification, vary the number and limits of Districts, Tehsils or Sub Tehsils in the Province.

3. For clause (b) of subsection (1) of section 7, for the words “The Commissioner” the words “Revenue Tribunal” shall be substituted.

4. For subsection (2) of section 7, the following shall be substituted, namely:

“(2) The Executive District Officer, Revenue of the District or the officer performing for the time being functions as such, shall be the Collector thereof.”

5. For section 8, the following shall be substituted, namely:

“8. Appointment of Collector. For each District there shall be a Collector who shall be appointed by the Government, and who shall exercise throughout the District all the powers, and discharge all the duties of the Collector under this Act. ”

6. For section 9, the following shall be substituted namely:

“9. Additional Collector. *Government may appoint in any District an Additional Collector who shall exercise throughout the District concerned all or any of the powers and discharge all or any of the duties conferred or imposed on a Collector, by or under this Act, subject to general supervision and control of the Collector of the District. ”