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BANKER'S BOOKS EVIDENCE ACT, 1891

Sections

Contents

 

 

Preamble

 

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Title and extent

 

2

Definitions

 

3

Powers to extend provisions of Act

 

4

Mode of proof of entries in Banker's Books

 

5

Case in which officer of bank not compellable to produce books

 

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Inspection of books by order of Court or Judge

 

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Costs

 

 

Banker’s Books Evidence Act, 1891

ACT NO. XVIII OF 1891

 

1st  October, 1891

 

An Act to amend the Law of Evidence with respect to Banker’s Books

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the Law of Evidence with respect to Bankers” Books; it is hereby enacted as follows: –

     

              1.  Title and extent.

(1) This Act may be called the Bankers” Books Evidence Act, 1891.

(2) It extends to the whole of Pakistan

              2.  Definitions. -In this Act, unless there is something repugnant in the subject or context: –

(1) “Company” means a company registered under any of the enactments relating to companies for the time being in force in any part of His Majesty”s dominations or incorporated by an Act of Parliament [of the United Kingdom] or by a [Pakistan] law or by Royal Charter or by Letters Patent;

(2) “bank” and “banker” mean :”

(a) any company carrying on the business of bankers;

(b) any partnership or individual to whose books the provisions of this Act shall have been extended as hereinafter provided; ,

(c) any Post Office Savings Bank or Money Order Office;

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