Thursday, 31 May 2012

HINDU DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2012

ACT XVII OF 2012

HINDU DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2012

An Act, further to amend the Hindu Disposition of Property
Act, 1916.

[Gazette of Punjab, Extraordinary, 11th February 2012]

No. PAP/Legis-2(79)/2011/530. The Hindu Disposition of Property (Amendment) Bill, 2011, originally passed by the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on the 14th day of December 2011, was sent to the Governor of the Punjab for assent. The Governor returned the Bill for reconsideration by the Assembly. The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, after reconsideration, again passed the Bill on the 26th day of January 2012. The Bill was again sent to the Governor for assent on the 27th day of January 2012. Since the Governor has not assented to the Bill within the stipulated period of ten days, the same is deemed to have been assented to in terms of clause (3) of Article 116 of the Constitution, and is published as an Act, of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.

Preamble.--Whereas it is expedient further to amend the Hindu Disposition of Property Act, 1916 (XV of 1916) for purposes hereinafter appearing;

It is enacted as follows:--

1. Short title and commencement.--(1) This Act, may be cited as the Hindu Disposition of Property (Amendment) Act, 2012.

(2)  It shall come into force at once.

2. Amendment in Section 1 of Act, XV of 1916.--In the Hindu Disposition of Property Act, 1916 (XV of 1916), hereinafter referred to as the said Act, in Section 1, in sub-section (2), for the word "Pakistan", the words "the Punjab" shall be substituted.

3. Insertion of Section 1-A in Act, XV of 1916.--In the said Act, after Section 1, the following new Section 1-A shall be inserted:--

"1-A. Definition.--In this Act, "Government" means Government of the Punjab.".

4. Amendment in Section 5 of Act, XV of 1916--In the said Act, in Section 5--

(i)         for the words "Provincial Government", the word "Government" shall be substituted; and

(ii)        for the words "the Province", the words "the Punjab" shall be substituted.

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