SECTIONS                                   CONTENTS

         1.         Short title and commencement.

         2.         Definitions.

         3.         Categorization of plots, etc.

         4.         Disposal of land.

         5.         Conversion.

         6.         Penalty for conversion.

         7.         Removal of buildings, etc.

         8.         Appeal.

         9.         Rules.



(Pb. Act XII of 1998)

30th  November 1998

An Act to regulate the disposal of land by Development Authorities

Preamble :

Whereas it is expedient to regulate the disposal of land by the Development Authorities, in the manner hereinafter appearing;

            It is hereby enacted as follows : —


1.         Short title and commencement : — (1) This Act may be called the Disposal of Land by Development Authorities (Regulation) Act 1998.

            (2)        It shall come into force at once and shall be deemed to have taken effect on the day the Disposal of Land by Development Authorities (Regulation) Ordinance 1998 (XVIII of 1998) stands repealed under Article 128(2) of the Constitution.


2.   Definitions : — In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant to the subject or context : —

            (1)        “Destitute” means a disabled person permanently incapacitated, otherwise than in the performance of public duty, to earn his livelihood or a widow or a minor orphan whose monthly income does not exceed Rs.2000/- per month;

            (2)        “Development Authority” means the Lahore Development Authority, the Bahawalpur Development Authority, the Dera Ghazi Khan Development Authority, an Authority established under the Development of Cities Act, 1976, a Trust established under the Punjab Town Improvement Act, 1922 and the Directorate General of Housing and Physical Planning Punjab;

            (3)        “Disabled” means a person who on account of injury received by him in the performance of his functions or voluntary service for or in aid of the Government is handicapped for undertaking any gainful profession or employment to earn his livelihood and is declared as such by a medical board constituted by the Government;

            (4)        “Exemption policy” means the policy approved for a housing scheme whereunder allotment through exemption has been allowed to the land owners in exchange for the land acquired from them;

            (5)        “Housing scheme” means a housing scheme prepared by a Development Authority; and

            (6)        “Land” means a plot, a site or a constructed unit.


3.         Categorization of plots, etc : — (1) At the time of sanction of a housing scheme : —

            (a)        The plots in the scheme shall be categorized as residential, commercial, industrial and public amenity plots; and

            (b)        The number of plots, the area covered by the plots and the public utility areas shall be indicated in the scheme.

(2)        No alteration of the scheme shall be made without the approval of the competent authority.

(3)        No alteration of a housing scheme which is transferred from one Development Authority to another shall be made except with the approval of the competent authority in the transferee Development Authority.


4.          Disposal of land : — In the housing schemes, the land shall be disposed of in the following manner : —

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