An Act to make provisions for Timber
WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the Timber Market,
It is hereby enacted as follows:-
1. Short title and commencement.—
(1) This Act may be called the Punjab (Multan)
Timber Market Act, 1973.
(2) It shall come into force at once.
In this Act the following expressions, unless the context otherwise
requires, shall have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that
is to say—
means dealing in timber including operation of hand-saw machine but does not
include furniture making with the aid of hand-saw;
(ii) “Government” means the
Government of the Punjab;
includes bamboos but does not include fire-wood ; and
market” means the area of the development scheme of the Multan Improvement
Trust known as the Timber Market, Multan.
3. Prohibition to carry on business.—
(1) No person shall carry on business and operate or work hand-saw machine
within the municipal limits of Multan Municipal Committee, except in the
(2) Nothing contained in sub-section
(1) shall apply to the manufacture of furniture with the aid of hand-saw and
the sale of furniture.
The Multan Improvement Trust or any other officer authorised by the said
Trust in that behalf shall have the power to—
sites to timber merchants in the Timber Market;
(b) determine the price of the site
allotted to each timber merchant, the terms and conditions of payment
thereof and the method of recovery of outstanding price ; and
the allottees to erect on the allotted sites such structures and within such
period as may be prescribed by rules.
5. Occupation of allotted sites.—
(1) Any person who has been allotted the site in the Timber Market shall
occupy the said site and carry on business there within the period specified
by the Multan Improvement Trust.
(2) If a person fails to occupy
the allotted site or carry on business there within the period specified
under sub-section (1) his allotment shall be liable to cancellation and the
site allotted to him [*
(3) Any person aggrieved by an order
under sub-section (2) may, within a period of thirty days of the order,
appeal to the Commissioner Multan, whose decision shall be final.
[Provided that no order
under this subsection shall be made unless an opportunity of being heard is
provided to the appellant].
Any person who contravenes, attempts to contravene or abets the
contravention of the provisions of section 3 of this Act or the rules made
thereunder shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend
to three years, or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees or
7. Indemnity.— No suit, prosecution
or other legal proceedings shall lie against Government, the Commissioner,
Multan, the Multan Improvement Trust or its Chairman or other officers duly
authorised in this behalf by the Trust in respect of any action taken or
purporting to have been taken in good faith under this Act.
Government may made rules to give effect to the purposes of this Act.
The Punjab (Multan)
Timber Market Ordinance, 1972 (Punjab Ordinance No.
XXIV of 1972) is hereby repealed.
Act was passed by the Punjab Assembly on 7th February, 1973; assented to
by the Governor of the Punjab on 24th February, 1973; and, published in
the Punjab Gazette (Extraordinary), dated 26th February, 1973, pages
471-A to 471-C.
by the Punjab
Timber Market (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (XXXI of 1985).