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WEST PUNJAB MUSLIM PERSONAL LAW

(SHARIAT) APPLICATION

ACT, 1948

ACT IX OF 1948

15th  March, 1948

 

An Act to provide for the

Application of the Muslim Personal Law

(Shariat) to Muslims in West Punjab in certain respects.

 

            Permeable : —  

 

            Whereas it is expedient to make provision for the application in certain respect of the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) to Muslim in West Punjab: It is hereby enacted as follows:-

   

Court Decisions

 

            Object–Defined

 

            The object of the West Punjab Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act was not to override any statute but to abrogate custom where there was a clash between custom and personal law. Section 2 of the former Act, therefore, does not override section 488, Criminal P. C.   P L D 1957 (W. P.) Lah.220

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