LAHORE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT 2021
ACT VI OF
[17th May 2021]
Act to establish Lahore Central Business District
It is necessary to make
provisions for establishment of Lahore Central Business District Development
Authority for development, promotion and regulation of the state-of-the-art
vertical construction in the area both for residential and commercial
purposes while maintaining highest environmental standards, quality of life
and modern facilities so as to develop a healthy and prosperous business
community in the Area.
Be it enacted by Provincial
Assembly of the Punjab as follows:
1. Short title, extent and commencement.–
(1) This Act may be cited as the Lahore Central Business District
Development Authority Act 2021.
(2) It extends to Walton Airport Area
Lahore including its surrounding areas and such other areas as the
Government may determine by notification in the
(3) It shall come into force at once.
In this Act:
(a) “Agency” means
an Agency established by the Authority to perform one or more of its
functions under this Act;
(b) “Area” means the
area as notified under section 3 of this Act;
means Lahore Central Business District Development Authority constituted
under section 4 of this Act;
(d) “Board” means the
Board of the Authority established under section 5 of this Act;
(e) “CEO” means
Chief Executive Officer of the Authority appointed under section 10 of this
(f) “Chairman” means
the Chairman of the Board;
means Land Acquisition Collector under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (I of
means the compensation given under this Act;
means the grant by the Authority of any of its rights, privileges or
functions to a person in consideration of the investment made or arranged by
such person at the instance of the Authority on any development project;
means any change in use of land or property from the one originally provided
in an approved scheme or the Master Plan;
General” means the principal executive of an Agency;
Collector” means Collector of the District under the Punjab Land Revenue
Act, 1967 (XVII of 1967);
(m) “fee” means an
amount levied by the Authority on the land, area, scheme or property on
account of any privilege, benefit, services, transfer of rights and
interests, issuance of a license or permission or any cost and includes
charges for provision of water supply, construction, maintenance and network
of roads, drainage, sewerage and other services;
(n) “finance” shall
have the same meanings as assigned thereto in the Financial Institution
(Recovery of Finances) Ordinance 2001;
institutions” shall have the same meanings as assigned thereto in the
Financial (Recovery of Finances) Ordinance 2001;
(p) “Fund” means the
Lahore Central Business District Development Authority Fund created under
means Government of the Punjab;
(i) a Department,
Bureau, section, commission, board, office, or unit of the Government;
(ii) a local
(iii) a developmental
or any other public authority, company or corporation owned or controlled by
the Government or a local government;
(s) “housing scheme”
means a scheme which provides for multi-story residential sites, houses or
apartments including ancillary land in the Area such as:
(i) high rise building and other facilities for health, education,
commercial, recreation, sports, culture, transportation, communication and
(ii) environmental improvement; and
(iii) utility services such as water supply, drainage, sewerage,
sanitation, electricity, fuel and other related services;
(t) “joint venture”
means entering into an agreement as partner;
(u) “land” includes
earth, water and air, above, below or on the surface and any improvements in
the structure customarily regarded as land and benefits arising out of land
and things attached to earth or permanently fastened to earth;
government” means a local government as defined in the Punjab Local
Government Act, 2019 (XIII of 2019);
(w) “Master Plan”
means the independent master plan of the Area notified and prepared in the
traditional method for presenting a set of land usage, allocation and
control measures in the form of a map or in graphical form and is supported
by written statement of goals and objectives, strategy, financial
implications and policies for planning and development for an area and
includes a structure plan, an outline development plan, a spatial plan,
peri-urban structure plan;
(x) “member” means a
member of the Board;
includes an individual, company, firm, institution, Government agency,
co-operative society or association of individuals whether incorporated or
interested” includes a person claiming an interest in the compensation to be
made on account of the acquisition of land under the Act;
means prescribed by the rules or the regulations made or framed under this
means the regulations framed under this Act;
(cc) “rules” means the
rules made under this Act;
(dd) “Schedule” means
the schedule appended to this Act;
“scheme” means a project approved for urban development, redevelopment or
renewal and includes larger area plan, areas specified and notified for
specific use, traffic control plans, classification and reclassification
plans, housing scheme or zoning scheme in the Area; or infrastructure and
services including transportation systems and road networks, healthcare
facilities, recreational facilities, parks and theme parks, educational
facilities, cultural facilities, communication and civic facilities, water
supply and drainage systems, sewerage and sanitation, energy generation,
procurement, transmissions and distribution systems including for electric
powers, through any energy source, and gas (LNG, LPG,
etc) or industrial estates and all systems and facilities or works
ancillary thereto, planned, made, undertaken and or supervised and or
approved by the Authority under this Act;
(ff) “service area”
means an area to be notified as such by the Authority and in which an Agency
(gg) “sponsor” means
the sponsor or developer of a commercial or housing scheme and, in case of
any liability or offence includes the chief executive, director or any other
individual in charge of the scheme on behalf of sponsor entity; and
“toll” means a charge levied and collected for the use of a road, bridge,
flyover, underpass or similar other facility.
3. Area of the
Authority.– As soon as after
promulgation of the Lahore
Central Business District Development Authority Ordinance 2021 (IV of 2021),
the Government shall by notification in the official Gazette, specify Walton
Airport Area Lahore including its surrounding areas and such other areas as
the Government may determine.
of the Authority.– (1) As soon as, after
promulgation of the Lahore
Central Business District Development Authority Ordinance 2021 (IV of 2021),
the Government shall, by notification in the official Gazette, establish an
Authority to be called as the Lahore Central Business District Development
Authority for carrying out the purposes of this Act.
(2) The Authority
shall be a body corporate, with perpetual succession and a common seal, with
powers, subject to the provisions of this Act, to acquire and hold property,
both movable and immovable, carry on development in the Area, and may, by
the said name, sue and be sued.
(3) The Government
shall review the performance of the Authority and may, from time to time,
give general policy directions to implement such directions.
of the Board.– (1) There shall be a Board of
the Authority consisting of the following members:
(b) four ex-officio
members not below the rank of Secretaries to the Government, to be nominated
by the Government;
non-official members to be nominated by the Government for a term of three
years, and in case of casual vacancy, a member, other than the Chairman, in
like manner be nominated by the Government for the remaining unexpired term
of the outgoing member;
(d) two technical
experts or professionals, to be appointed by the Government in such manner,
on such criteria and on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed;
(e) any other member
as may be coopted by the Board; and
(f) the CEO.
(2) The Board shall
exercise all powers, perform all functions and do all acts which may be
exercised, performed or done by the Authority.
(3) No act or
proceeding of the Board shall be invalid merely by reason of any vacancy in,
or defect in the constitution of the Board.
Disqualifications of members.– (1) No person
shall be, or shall continue to be a member who:
(a) is or, at any
time, has been convicted of an offence involving moral turpitude; or
(b) is or, at any
time, has been adjudicated insolvent; or
(c) is found to be a
lunatic or of unsound mind; or
(d) is a minor; or
(e) has a financial
interest in any scheme or a conflicting interest, directly or indirectly,
between his interests as a member and his private interests, and has failed
to disclose such interest in writing to the Authority.
(2) A member, other
than an ex-officio member, may resign from his office at any time under his
hand addressed to the Government and such resignation shall be effective
from the date of acceptance by the Government.
(3) The Government
may remove the Chairman or a member, other than an ex-officio member,
subject to notice and opportunity of hearing, during the term of office if
such member is:
(a) disqualified to
be a member; or
(b) absent from three
consecutive meetings of the Board without prior permission of the Chairman;
(c) found guilty of
Powers and Functions of the Authority.– (1) The Authority, may in the
initiate and maintain a continuous
process of master planning, urban planning, spatial planning;
update and amend the Master Plan and
take all steps and measures necessary for the implementation and enforcement
of the Master Plan;
prepare and periodically revise land
use and building regulations to implement the Master Plan;
plan, amend or change the land use as
it deems necessary;
outsource one or more of its functions
for smooth functioning and implementation of Master Plan, building control
and infrastructure development;
plan, promote, organize and implement
programmes for vertical construction, high rise
buildings, development, operations, repairs, rehabilitation, security and
maintenance of all infrastructure;
develop, operate, maintain and manage
water supply, sewerage, drainage, wastewater treatment, improvement of
groundwater level and fix any tariff as it may deem necessary and enter into
any agreement with any other agency for such purposes;
prepare, plan, design and implement
comprehensive transportation plan;
plan, design and implement traffic
engineering and traffic management programs;
prepare, plan and implement solid waste
green areas and aquaculture;
management schemes regarding the properties;
implement and enforce schemes for environmental improvements, housing, urban
renewal including slum improvement and redevelopment, health and educational
facilities and preservation of objects or places of historical,
archaeological, scientific, cultural and recreational importance;
annual development programmes and ensure
compliance of such programmes;
annual budget of the Authority;
steps or adopt any measures for the face lifting, beautification, greenery
dispose of property both movable and immovable or any interest in the
exchange or otherwise dispose of or grant license or concessions in respect
of any property vested in it;
through borrowing, investments, leasing of assets or any other means with
the approval of the Government;
enter into and perform such contracts
with local and international organizations including but not limited to join
venture agreements, as may be necessary for carrying out the purposes of the
contracts for projects or schemes to be undertaken through public financing
or through public private partnership;
partnership with national and international development agencies,
organizations or companies or through joint ventures;
works and incur any expenditure within service area;
machinery, instruments or any other material;
or cause to be collected tolls on the use of the roads, bridges, flyovers,
underpasses, any infrastructure or such other facilities and grant
concession in respect thereof;
different directorates, sectors and wings, and delegate such powers to the
directorates, sectors and wings as are necessary for the efficient and
effective performance of its functions under the Act;
and create awareness about the Authority;
with the Government, the local government or any other public or private
sector agency for improvement of services and environment;
shows or seminars to attract national and international investors,
consultants and contractors for infrastructure, road development works and
enforcement of this Act in collaboration with the Government and the local
and assistance for the preparation of any scheme, or for the execution of
any scheme from the Government or any person or agency;
support training and workshops of its human resource at local and
international level for capacity building; and
other functions as the Government may assign to the Authority to achieve the
objectives of this Act.
(2) The Authority
shall have all the powers of a local government as defined in Punjab Local
Government Act 2019 (XIII of 2019), and the municipal authority
independently for the purpose of carrying out any function under this Act in
(1) The Board shall meet at such place and at such time and shall observe
such procedure with regard to transaction of business at its meetings as may
be prescribed by the regulation, and until so prescribed, as may be
determined by the Chairman.
meetings of the Board shall be presided over by the Chairman.
(3) In the absence of
the Chairman, any member nominated by the Chairman may preside over the
(4) Two third of the
total number of members, including the Chairman or his nominee present in
person or through video conference or tele-conference shall constitute the
quorum for the meeting of the Board.
(5) Subject to the
quorum, the decisions of the Board shall be taken by majority of the members
present and voting and in the event of equality of votes the Chairman or his
nominee shall have casting vote:
provided that a coopted
member shall not have any right to vote.
(6) The Board shall
meet at least once in every calendar quarter and a meeting of the Board
shall be held on such date and at such time and place as the Chairman may
(7) The Chairman
shall appoint Secretary of the Board on such terms and conditions as may be
prescribed, and he shall perform such functions as the Chairman may direct.
(8) The Secretary of
the Board shall maintain or cause to be maintained the record of each
meeting of the Board including the minutes of the meetings in such manner as
may be prescribed.
(9) The Chairman may
co-opt any person other than a member, to attend a meeting of the Board for
the purpose of advising or assisting the Board on any agenda item taken up
for consideration at such meeting.
9. Chairman of
the Board.– The Chairman of the Board shall
be appointed by the Government on such terms and conditions as may be
determined by the Government.
Executive Officer.– (1) The Government shall
appoint the CEO to serve as a member of the Board, who shall, subject to the
provisions of this Act, be responsible for the management, administration
and operations of the Authority.
(2) The CEO shall be
a person of sound integrity and competence with at least 15 years of
(3) The CEO shall be
answerable to the Board for all administrative, financial and technical
matters of the Authority.
(4) The CEO shall be
appointed for a term of three years on such salary, terms and conditions of
service as the Government may determine.
anything contained in this Act, the CEO may, at any time before the expiry
of his term and upon three months’ notice, resign his office, or upon
similar notice, be removed by the Government.
(1) The Board may delegate its powers under this Act subject to such
conditions as it may deem fit.
(2) The Board may
establish, by special order, one or more Agencies, as may be prescribed.
(3) The Director
Generals of Agencies shall:
(a) be appointed by
the CEO in consultation with the Chairman on such terms and conditions as
may be determined by the CEO;
(b) hold office for a
period of three years and shall be responsible for its administration and
having such powers as may be prescribed; and
(c) remain in office
for three months expiry of his term under clause (b) or until a successor in
that office is appointed, whichever is earlier.
(4) Nothing in this
section shall preclude the CEO from extending the term of office of the
Director General of an Agency for such period as he may determine.
anything contained in this Act, the Director General of an Agency may, at
any time before the expiry of his term and upon three months’ notice, resign
this office or, upon similar notice, be removed by the Government without
assigning any reason.
Appointment of officers and employees.– The Authority may appoint
such officers, advisors, experts, consultants and employees, as it considers
necessary for the efficient performance of its functions on such terms and
conditions as it may deem fit.
from service.– Notwithstanding anything
contained in the terms and conditions of service, the Authority may, at any
time, remove any employee from service of the Authority or an Agency after
giving him one month notice and affording him an opportunity of being heard.
14. Liability for
loss.– Any person employed by or serving under
the Authority or an Agency or an agency acting on behalf of the Authority or
an agency or acting under a contract with the Authority or an agency which
is responsible for the loss, waste, misappropriation or misapplication of
any money or property belonging to the Authority or an Agency, which is a
direct consequence of his negligence or misconduct in the discharge of his
duties, shall be liable to pay the loss suffered by the Authority or Agency
as may be determined by the Authority after giving such person a reasonable
opportunity of being heard.
The Board may constitute such number of financial, technical and advisory
committees or other Committees as it may deem necessary for carrying out the
purposes of this Act, and such committees shall exercise such powers and
perform such functions as may be delegated or assigned to them by the Board.
Preparation of schemes.– (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in
any other law for the time being in force and subject to the provisions of
this Act, the Authority shall, in such form and in such manner as may be
prescribed, prepare schemes for the Area or any part thereof.
(2) All schemes
prepared shall be submitted to the Board for its approval and after approval
of every scheme, the Authority shall execute it in such manner as may be
(3) The Authority
shall publish the sanctioning of any scheme in the official Gazette and
shall forthwith proceed to execute the scheme.
(4) The publication
of a sanction under sub-section (2), shall be conclusive evidence that the
scheme has been duly framed and sanctioned.
(5) A person, local
government, or Government agency shall not prepare a planning or development
scheme within the Area except with the concurrence of the Authority.
of housing schemes, projects etc.– (1) The
Authority may prepare, establish and develop housing and any other schemes,
buildings, infrastructure, services, commercial, semi-commercial projects or
sites in the Area and for the purpose it may enter into an agreement
including Joint Venture Agreement with any person.
(2) A scheme under
subsection (1) shall be approved in the manner prescribed for the
preparation of a scheme under this Act.
18. Land use.–
(1) The Authority may, at any time, modify a scheme prepared under this Act
by way of change of land use through classification, reclassification,
settlements or resettlements or redevelopment in the Area in such manner as
may be prescribed by the regulations.
(2) The Authority
shall, in such manner as may be prescribed by the regulation, exercise land
use control and perform multi-storied commercial and housing functions.
(3) In case any
person contravenes any of the provisions of this section, he shall be
punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or
with fine which may extend to five hundred thousand rupees or with both.
19. Control of
Master Plan.– (1) The Authority may make,
maintain, amend, manage, enforce and keep in its custody the Master Plan.
(2) The Authority
shall, in the prescribed manner, exercise land use control and perform
housing functions in the Area without having any interference from any other
authority or local government or Government Agency.
anything contained in any other law, a person shall be bound to adhere to
the Master Plan, rules and regulations for land use control and housing
functions as given under subsections (1) and (2).
(4) If any person
contravenes any of the provisions of this section, the Authority may direct
that till the time the contravention continues–
(a) transfer of any
immovable property of such person shall be prohibited;
(b) the District
Collector shall impose a ban on the issuance of Fard Malkiat,
registration of any document or attestation of mutation in favour of the
said person; and
(c) a local
government, an Agency or a Government agency shall stop or discontinue the
provision of municipal services to such person.
anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, the Master
Plan shall be considered as an independent Master Plan and shall have no
nexus whatsoever with the integrated master plans of any other Authority,
agency or local government.
20. Power to give
directions.– (1) The Authority may require a
Government agency, within whose jurisdiction any particular locality or
aspect of development covered by a scheme lies–
(a) to execute a
scheme in consultation with the Authority;
(b) to take over and
maintain any of the works and services in that area;
(c) to provide any
amenity in relation to the land which in the opinion of the Authority ought
to be provided; and
(d) to enforce
regulations on behalf of the Authority.
(2) The expenditure
incurred on the execution of any scheme or on the taking over or maintenance
of any work, or the enforcement of regulation, under this section, shall be
borne as may be agreed to between the Authority and the Government agency
and in the event of any disagreement, as may be determined by the
21. Power to
execute schemes.– (1) Where the Authority is
satisfied that any direction given by it under section 20 with regard to any
scheme, has not been carried out by the Government agency, the Authority
may, itself, undertake any work for the execution of that scheme and the
cost thereof shall be borne as may be agreed between the Authority and the
Government agency, and, in the event of disagreement, as may be determined
by the CEO.
(2) Where any work
is undertaken by the Authority under subsection (1), it shall be deemed to
have, for the purposes of execution of such work, all the powers which may
be exercised under any law for the time being in force, by the Government
22. Directions by
the Government.– The Authority shall, in
discharging its functions under this Act, be guided by such directions as
the Government may give to it from time to time.
23. Transfer of
functions.– Where the Authority ceases to
perform a function and another Government agency or organization assumes
that function, the Government by notification in the official Gazette may
(a) that the
employees of the Authority connected with that function shall become
servants of the Government agency or organization on such terms and
conditions as the Government agency or organization may determine, subject
to the condition that such terms and conditions are not less favorable than
those admissible to such employees as employees of the Authority; and
(b) that such part
of the Fund of the Authority as the Government may determine, shall stand
transferred to such Government agency or organization.
area.– (1) The Authority may, by notification
in the official Gazette, declare any locality within the Area to be a
controlled area for purposes of this Act and may issue in respect of such
controlled area such directions as it considers fit and appropriate and do
all such things as may be necessary for the prevention of haphazard growth,
encroachments and unauthorized constructions in such area.
(2) The Authority
may, by notification in the official Gazette, notify any controlled area to
be no longer such area.
(3) The Authority
may, by notification in the official Gazette, entrust any of its functions
in any locality within the Area, to any duly appointed agent or any
(4) For purposes of
subsection (3), the Authority may enter into an agreement with a person or
any entity on such terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed including
joint venture agreement, in such manner as may be prescribed.
25. Powers to
remove sources of pollution.– (1) The
Authority shall have powers to take steps for improvement of the environment
of the Area, and to check, replace, eliminate, remove, demolish, conserve,
resettle or relocate the sources of environmental pollution such as milch
cattle, horses or other animals, tongas, vehicular exhaust, industrial
waste, solid waste, congestion, blight and slums and other such pollutants.
(2) The person
affected by any action of the Authority under subsection (1) shall be paid
such compensation as may be determined under this Act.
and horticulture.– (1) The Authority shall
also undertake beautification including but not limited to greenery, tree
plantation, horticulture services, green belts, parks of the area or part
thereof, in any manner as it deems fit.
anything contained in the Parks and Horticulture Authority Act 2012 (XLVII
of 2012) or rules made thereunder, this Act shall govern the matters of any
undertaking, work or scheme relating to the beautification or horticulture
in the Area.
money.– (1) The Authority shall be deemed to
be a ‘Local Authority’ for the purpose of borrowing money and any scheme or
project prepared or undertaken by the Authority shall be deemed to be “work”
as defined in section 2 of the Local Authorities Loans Ordinance, 1914 (IX
(2) The Authority may, in
consultation with its financial advisors, borrow money from the financial
institutions or raise funds or finances by issuing bonds or debentures for
carrying out the purposes of this Act, at such rate of interest as may be
approved by the Authority.
(3) The Authority shall
have powers to arrange foreign direct investments on any of its schemes,
projects or undertakings.
28. Power to levy
betterment fee.– Where, as a consequence of
any scheme having been executed by the Authority, the value of any property
in that locality, in the opinion of the Authority, has increased or is
likely to be increased, the Authority may levy fee upon the owner of the
property or any person having an interest therein such betterment fee in
respect of the increase in value of the property resulting from the
execution of the scheme as may be assessed by the Authority in such manner
as may be prescribed by the regulations.
29. Assessment of
betterment fee.– (1) When it appears to the
Authority that any particular development scheme is sufficiently advanced to
enable the amount of the betterment fee to be determined, the Authority may,
by an order made in this behalf, declare that for the purpose of determining
the betterment fee, the execution of the scheme shall be deemed to have been
completed and shall thereupon give notice in writing to the owner of the
property, or any person having an interest therein that the Authority
proposes to assess the amount of the betterment fee in respect of the
(2) The betterment
fee under subsection (1) shall be assessed and be payable, in such manner as
may be prescribed.
Liability to acquisition.– (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in
the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (I of 1894), or in any other law for the time
being in force, any land within the Area shall be liable to acquisition at
any time in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
(2) The Authority may
acquire or purchase in a transparent manner any immovable property or land
for any public purpose including development of housing, commercial purposes
or any other scheme, urban renewal, redevelopment, environmental improvement
or removal of source of pollution or traffic congestion.
31. Acquisition of
land.– (1) The Authority may acquire an
immovable property under the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (I
of 1894), and such acquisition shall be deemed to be for the public purpose
as specified in the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (I of 1894).
(2) The Authority may
acquire or purchase in a transparent manner any immovable property or land
for any public purpose.
Compensation.– (1) The Authority shall determine the mode of
compensation in the form of cash, bonds, debentures, annuities, adjustments,
alternate land, developed sites or in a combination of such forms:
if the compensation of the acquired immovable property is in the form of
developed sites then the Authority shall not award such compensation unless
the immovable property is transferred or mutated in the name of the
(2) Where the
Authority determines any mode of compensation other than cash, the person
interested shall have the option to receive compensation either in cash or
in that mode or in both such forms as determined by the Authority.
(3) Where the
compensation is to be paid in cash, it shall be determined by the Collector.
(4) If any person
has, by mistake, fraud or misrepresentation, received any compensation or
any excess compensation, which was not payable to him, the CEO, or Collector
or any other person authorized in his behalf, shall call upon such person to
refund such amount and in case of default the Authority may recover it as
arrears of land revenue.
(5) The Authority
shall not provide alternate land or developed site in any scheme except the
scheme for which the property was acquired.
(6) Where provision
of alternate land or developed site is part of a scheme but for any reasons,
such land or developed site cannot be provided, the Authority shall pay
compensation in cash at such rate as may be prescribed by the regulation.
(7) If the Authority,
after due diligence, satisfies any claim of compensation, the Authority
shall not entertain any subsequent claim in respect of the property and the
person who is subsequently declared as person interested shall recover the
compensation from the person who earlier received compensation for the said
Purchase, lease or exchange of property.– The Authority may, by
negotiations, in prescribed manner, purchase, lease or exchange any land or
building or any other property by entering into any agreement with the owner
of the property or a person competent to sell, lease out or exchange such
property or enter into joint venture for the development of any site,
project, building and scheme.
Joint Ventures and outsourcing.– (1) For the purpose of joint
venture agreements, the Authority may enter into any joint venture agreement
as a partner, with any the Government agency or organization, person,
company, agency, authority or organization national or international to
manage, sale, develop, maintain, build and transfer any land, plot, estate
or property vested in the Authority.
(2) The Joint Venture
Agreements under subsection (1) may be executed by the CEO.
Notwithstanding anything contained in Punjab Public Private Partnership Act
2019 (XXX of 2019), any rules and regulations made thereunder, the Authority
may by the regulation, prescribe methods and procedures for undertaking
public private partnerships under this Act and such prescribed methods shall
exclusively govern public private partnerships by the Authority.
anything contained in the Punjab Procurement Regulatory Authority Act, 2009
(VIII of 2009), any rules and regulations made thereunder, the Authority
may, by the regulation, prescribe methods and procedures for undertaking
public procurements under this Act and such prescribed methods shall
exclusively govern procurements by the Authority.
(1) There shall be created a fund to be known as ‘the Lahore Central
Business District Development Authority Fund’ which shall vest in the
Authority and shall be utilized by the Authority in connection with its
functions under this Act including the payment of salaries, pensions and
other remunerations to the members, officers, servants, experts and
consultants of the Authority.
Fund shall consist of:
grants and loans made by the
all moneys received from Federal
Government or the Government in a form of loans or any inter-national agency
by way of grants, donations loans, advances or revenues from joint venture,
outsourcing agreements or otherwise;
all fees, rates and charges received by
the Authority under this Act;
all moneys received by the Authority
from the disposal of lands, buildings and other properties, movable and
proceeds from the self-financing
schemes of urban development and environmental sanitation; and
all other sums receivable by the
sums under subsection (2) in respect of services related to water supply,
sewerage and drainage shall be credited separately to the head ‘water supply
and sanitation’ and all other sums to the head “Lahore Central Business
District Development”; and the sums credited to the head ‘water supply and
sanitation’ shall be exclusively utilized for the purposes of water supply,
sewerage and drainage.
case of deficit revenue of the Authority, the Government may provide loans,
repayable in a prescribed manner, from its own revenues or from any other
source, such sum as may be necessary for the efficient performance of the
functions of the Authority under this Act.
Authority may keep in current account of any scheduled bank or banks such
sum as may be prescribed by the regulation and any amount in excess of the
said amount may be invested in investments schemes of nation or
international institutions or may also be invested into Government
securities, Government sponsored saving schemes or in such manner as may be
determined by the Authority.
Rates and fees.– (1) The Authority may raise adequate funds to meet
the cost of planning, expansion, execution, development, redevelopment,
maintenance, zoning, classification, reclassification, augmentation,
supervision, regulation and conversion of any property or any present and
future scheme or any part of the scheme, by imposing rates, fees, surcharge,
other charges and fines in the prescribed manner within the Area.
Authority may, in the prescribed manner, impose fee on change of land use
owing to classification and reclassification.
(3) The rates, fees
and other charges for water supply, sewerage and drainage schemes shall be
such as to provide sufficient revenues:
(a) to cover the
operating expenses including taxes, if any, and interest to provide adequate
maintenance and depreciation;
(b) to meet
repayments on long term indebtedness to the extent that such repayments
exceed the provision of depreciation; and
(c) to finance the
normal year to year extension of any of such schemes and to provide a
reasonable portion of the cost of future major expansion of such schemes.
Fees on tube-wells.– (1) The Authority shall have the exclusive right
to use ground water resources within the Area.
person shall install a tube-well in the Area without the permission of the
(3) The Authority
may, in the prescribed manner, levy rate on any person who has installed or
intends to install tube-well within the Area.
(4) Any person
violating the provisions of subsection (2) shall be liable to punishment
under this Act along with closure or sealing of the tube-well by the
Recovery of dues.– Any sum due to the Authority from, or any sum
wrongly paid by the Authority to, any person under this Act, shall be
recoverable as arrears of land revenue.
Conversion of property to a different use.– If a person converts a
property to a different use or purpose than the one provided under a scheme,
Master Plan or classification map without the previous approval in writing
of the Authority, he shall be liable to punishment of fine which may extend
to ten thousand rupees per day from the date of its conversion till the
default continues or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one
year or with both.
Ejectment of unauthorized occupants.– (1) Subject to an opportunity
of hearing, the CEO or any person authorized by the CEO may summarily eject
any person in unauthorized occupation of any land or property vested in the
Authority and may for such ejectment use such force as may be necessary.
Subject to an opportunity of hearing, the CEO or any person authorized by
him may, on his own motion or on the application of the owner, summarily
eject any person in unauthorized occupation of any land or plot in a housing
scheme developed and controlled by the Authority and may, for such
ejectment, use such force as may be necessary.
Nothing contained in subsections (1) and (2) shall prohibit the CEO or any
person authorized by him to proceed against such person on commission of an
offence as provided in this Act.
Removal of buildings.– (1) If any building, structure, work or land
is erected, constructed or used in contravention of the provisions of this
Act or of any rule, regulation or order made thereunder, the CEO or any
person authorized by him or the Authority in this behalf, may, by an order
in writing, require the owner, occupier, user or person in control of such
building, structure, work or land to remove, demolish or alter the building,
structure or work or to use it in such manner so as to bring such erection,
construction or use in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
an order under subsection (1) in respect of any building, structure, work or
land is not complied with within such time as may be specified therein, the
CEO or any person authorized by him, may, after giving the person affected
by the order an opportunity of being heard, remove, demolish or alter the
building, structure or work, or stop the use of the land by sealing the
premises or land and, in so doing, may use such force as may be necessary
and may also recover the cost therefor, from the person responsible for the
erection, construction or use of the building, structure, work or land in
contravention of the provisions as aforesaid.
Accounts.– The Authority shall maintain proper accounts and other
relevant records and prepare annual statement of accounts in such form as
may be prescribed.
Budget.– The CEO shall prepare, in such manner and at such time as
may be prescribed, a budget in respect of the financial year next ensuing
showing the estimated receipts and expenditure of the Authority and each of
its Agencies and shall submit the same to the Board for approval.
Audit.– The accounts of the Authority shall be maintained and
audited in such manner as may be prescribed.
Annual report.– (1) The Authority shall prepare for every year
a report of its activities during that year and submit the report to the
Government in such form and on or before such date, as may be prescribed.
Government shall lay the annual report of the Authority in the Provincial
Assembly of the Punjab.
Members, officers and employees to be public servants.– The members,
CEO, officers, servants, experts and consultants of the Authority or the
Director General shall, when acting or purporting to act under this Act in
pursuance of any of the provisions of this Act, be deemed to be public
servants within the meaning of section 21 of the Pakistan Penal Code, 1860
(XLV of 1860).
Immunity.– No suit, prosecution or any other legal proceedings shall
lie against the Authority, CEO, any member, officer, servant, expert or
consultant of the Authority or the Director General, in respect of anything
done or intended to be done in good faith under this Act.
of courts barred.– Save as otherwise provided
by this Act, no court or authority shall have jurisdiction to question the
legality of anything done or any action taken under this Act, by or at the
instance of the Authority.
effect.– In the event of any conflict or
inconsistency between the provisions of this Act and the provisions of any
other law, the provisions of this Act shall prevail to the extent of such
inconsistency or conflict.
50. Amendment of
Schedule.– The Government may, by notification
in the official Gazette, amend the Schedule.
51. Removal of
difficulties.–If any difficulty arises in
giving effect to any provision of this Act, the Government, at any time, may
make such orders or give such directions as are necessary to remove such
52. Power to make
rules.–The Government may by notification in
the official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the purpose of this Act.
53. Power to frame
regulations.–Subject to the provisions of this
Act, the Board may make regulations as may be necessary, to carry out the
purposes of this Act.
54. Municipal and
local government functions.– (1)
Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in
force , the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, specify
that the Authority may exercise and perform such powers and functions for
the Area as municipal administration or local government may exercise and
perform in relation to municipal function under the law for time being in
anything contained in the Punjab Local Government Act, 2019 (XIII of 2019),
any rules and regulations made thereunder or any other law for time being in
force, the Authority may by regulations, prescribe methods and procedures
for undertaking municipal and local government functions under this Act, and
such regulations shall exclusively govern the local government function by
(1) If a person contravenes any provision of this Act, or any rules or
regulations made under this Act, he shall, if no other penalty is provided
for such contravention, be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may
extend to one year or with fine which may extend to two hundred thousand
rupees or with both.
Magistrate competent to try an offence under subsection (1) may try the
offence in a summary manner in accordance with the provisions of sections
260 to 265 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (V of 1898).
Offences and cognizance.– (1) If a person commits an offence
(a) Part-A of the
Schedule, such person shall be liable to imprisonment for a term which may
extend to seven years or fine which may extend to seven hundred thousand
rupees or with both and where an accused was directed by the Authority for
immediate discontinuance of the offence, the Court may impose a further fine
which may extend to fifty thousand rupees for every day for the period the
accused has persisted in the offence from the date of its commission; and
(b) Part-B of the
Schedule, he shall be liable to imprisonment for a term which may extend to
three years or fine which may extend to five hundred thousand rupees or with
both and where an accused was directed by the Authority for immediate
discontinuance of the offence, the Court may impose a further fine which may
extend to ten thousand rupees per day for the period the offence continues.
offence punishable under subsection (1) shall be cognizable on a complaint
in writing of an officer authorized by the Authority.
The Lahore Central
Business District Development Authority Ordinance 2021 (IV of 2021) is
(See section 56)
1. Discharging any dangerous chemical, inflammable, hazardous or
offensive article in any drain, or sewer, public water course or public land
vested in, managed, or controlled by Authority or an Agency of the Authority
in such manner as causes or is likely to cause danger to persons passing by
or living or working in neighborhood, or risk or injury to property or
causing harm to the environment.
2. Failure of commercial concern and occupier of a property to
provide adequate and safe disposal of affluent or prevention of their mixing
up with the water supply or sewerage system.
1. Willfully obstructing any officer or servant of Authority or any
person authorized to exercise power conferred under this Act.
2. Failure to deliver back possession of property to the Authority
on expiration and cancellation of lease or allotment or exemption of plot.
3. Doing an act without approval or permission when the doing of
such act requires an approval or permission under any of the provisions of
this Act, the rules or regulations.
4. Violation of the Master Plan, building plan or sanctioned site or
development scheme as determined by the Authority or any officer authorized
on its behalf.
5. Erection or re-erection of building over set back area or parking
area or building line area required to be left open under the rules or
bylaws for using such space for any purpose which is not approved.
6. Changing or converting into any other use any portion of a
commercial or residential building or area specified or earmarked for public
parking or amenities.
7. Establishing any parking stand on any property or on any open
space and public park or land vested in or managed, maintained or controlled
by the Authority or an Agency.
8. Establishing temporary shops or running any restaurant or vending
stalls for eatables, wooden Khokas or any sort of commercial activity
on any road, street, footpath, public place, over a drain, or any other
property vesting in the Authority.
9. Obstructing or tampering with any road, street, drain or sewer
pine or pavement or tampering with any main pipe, meter or any apparatus or
appliance for the supply of water or sewerage system or laying out a drain
or altering any drain in a street or road.
10. Connecting any house drain with a drain in a public street without
approval of the Authority.
11. Drawing off, diverting or taking any
water except with the permission required under this Act, rules or
12. Willfully causing
damage, or allowing damage to be caused to any property which vests in the
Authority, or which is intended to be acquired by the Authority, or
unlawfully converting it to his own or any other person's use.
13. Refusal or
willfully neglecting to provide any officer or servant of the Authority with
the means necessary for entering into any premises for the purpose of
collecting any information or making an examination or enquiry in relation
to any water works.
14. Failure or
neglect of the sponsor to abide by or fulfill the commitment made to a
person regarding allotment of a plot, housing unit or price of the same in