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The Capital of the Republic (Determination of Area) Ordinance, 1963

1ORDINANCE NO. VI OF 1963

[26th October, 1963]

An Ordinance to determine the area of the Capital of the Republic

WHEREAS it is expedient to determine the area of the Capital of the Republic ;

AND WHEREAS clause (1) of Article 211 of the Constitution provides that the Capital of the Republic shall be Islamabad situated in the District of Rawalpindi in the Province of West Pakistan at the site selected for the Capital of Pakistan before the enactment of the Constitution.

AND WHEREAS clause (2) of the said Article provides that the area of the Capital shall be determined by the Central Legislature, but shall not be less than two hundred square miles ;

AND WHEREAS the National Assembly is not in session and the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render immediate legislation necessary ;

NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 29, and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:___

1. Short title. This Ordinance may be called the Capital of the Republic (Determination of Area) Ordinance, 1963.

2. Area of the Capital. The area specified in the Schedule measuring three hundred and fifty square miles or thereabout within the district of Rawalpindi in the Province of 2[the Punjab] at the site selected for the Capital of Pakistan shall be the area of the Capital of the Republic.


1Approved by the National Assembly of Pakistan on the 4th December, 1963, see. Gaz. of P., Ext., 1963, p. 860b.

2Subs. by F.A.O., 1975, Art. 2 and Sch., for “West Pakistan”.


 


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THE SCHEDULE

[All Map References pertain to Grid-I]

Starting from a point, Map Reference MU 873568 near Nicholson Monument running east along the ridge of Margala Range via spot heights 2613, 2981, 3371, 3338 to Triangulation Point height 3352 Map Reference MU 979604 on the boundary line of districts Hazara and Rawalpindi. Then east along this boundary line to Triangulation Point height 5264 (near village Nilan Bhotu), Map Reference No. 191698 north-east along the Rawalpindi tehsil boundary to spot height 4949 Map Reference No. 223713, then south-east again along Rawalpindi tehsil boundary to the tehsil boundary and nala junction at Map Reference No. 227707, from here south-east along the nala to the junction in the nala at Map Reference No. 250701.From this junction south-east across the range of hills and via village Mangial Map Reference No. 268696 to village Karlot Map Reference No. 287693. From village Karlot south-east along the nala to nala and Kurang Nala junction and along Kurang nala to junction of Kurang Nala and Murree Road near village Chattar Parao at mile-stone 18 and 6 furlongs, Map Reference No. 304685. From here due east across country to the Rawalpindi tehsil boundary at Map Reference No. 310683 and south-east along the tehsil boundary to the junction of the tehsil boundary and Kurang nala at Map Reference No. 315676, then north-east along the Kurang nala to the junction of the nala and tehsil boundary at Map Reference No. 327678. From this junction south-east across country via spot height 2954 Map Reference No. 345664 across the range south-east to spot height 2276 Map Reference No. 358655 located near Rawalpindi tehsil boundary then south-east along the Rawalpindi tehsil boundary to junction of boundary and Gumrah Kas at Map Reference No. 369636. From this junction south-east across country to village Sambli Tijal on the river Soan, Map Reference No. 405615, then along river Soan and Rawalpindi tehsil boundary east up to the Map Reference No. 457595 (bend in the boundary) and south-east again along tehsil boundary to point at map Reference No. 424541 (400 yards south of the Lehtrar road) to a point down stream of the bridge on river Soan where this line joins the river Map Reference No. 367532. Then south along river Soan to a point Map Reference No. 367453 being the junction of the river with an eastern tributary. From here south-west across country to mile-stone 159 on G.T. Road map Reference No. 274323.Then north-west across country to a point Map Reference No. 156382, then east to a point Map Reference No. 223429 (a point on the western boundary of Islamabad Highway).Then north along the western boundary of Islamabad Highway to a point Map Reference No. 152532. From this point boundary line runs south-west across country along the outer line of I. J. Road to a point Map Reference No. 067473. Then north-west to a point Map Reference No. 054491 and south-west against a point map Reference 038480. From this point the boundary line runs concurrently with the north boundary line of right of way of G.T. road, eastern boundary of right of way of Gorra Road to a point Map Reference No.036484 and then to the north eastern corner of Jerry Cane Factory. Then west to the north-west corner of Jerry Cane Factory along the northern and western boundary wall of the Jerry Cane Factory, till line again joins the northern boundary line of right of way of G.T. Road, at point Map Reference No. 033482. Then crossing the G.T. Road. Then south-east along the southern boundary line of right of way of G.T. Road to a point Map Reference No. 037479. From this point the boundary line runs south-east across the country to appoint Map Reference No. 049462. From this point the boundary runs south-west across country to a point Map Reference MU 981414, then north-west across country back to the starting point Map Reference MU 873568 near Nicholson Monument.

 

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