An Act to abolish land revenue in the
Province of the Punjab
Whereas it is expedient to abolish land revenue in the Province of the
It is hereby enacted as follows:-
1. Short title, extent and commencement.—
(1) This Act may be called Punjab Land Revenue (Abolition) Act 1998.
(2) It extends to the whole of the
Province of the Punjab.
(3) It shall come into force at once
and shall be deemed to have taken effect on and from the date the Punjab
Land Revenue (Abolition) Ordinance, 1997 (XXXI of 1997) stands repealed
under Article 128 of the constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
2. Abolition of land revenue.—
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Punjab Land
Revenue Act, 1967 (XVII of 1967) or any other law for the time being in
force, no land revenue, as defined in the Punjab Land Revenue Act, 1967
(XVII of 1967), shall be charged as from Rabi 1996-97 and where the
same has already been assessed for the said harvest, it shall not be
Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed to affect the liability of
any person to pay the land revenue which had become due before Rabi
1996-97 or the assessment, charge and collection of the land revenue for the
period before Rabi 1996-97 which shall continue to be done under the
provisions of the Punjab Land Revenue Act, 1967 (XVII of 1967).
Act was passed by the Punjab Assembly on 6th February, 1998; assented to
by the Governor of the Punjab on 19th February, 1998; and, was published
in the Punjab Gazette (Extraordinary), dated 24th February, 1998, page
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