14th October,1960


No. SOXV (L) 51/60. In pursuance of clause (16) of subsection (1) of section 3 of the Municipal Administration Ordinance, 1960, the Governor of West Pakistan is pleased to make the following rules: –


1.         Short title and commencement.

(1)        These rules may be called the West Pakistan Municipal Committees (Definition of Material Alterations of Building) Rules, 1960.


(2)        They shall come into force at once.


2.         Definition of material alteration of a building. – Any one of the following acts or a combination thereof shall constitute a material alteration of a building for the purposes of clause (16) of section 3 of the Municipal Administration Ordinance, 1960:


(a)        the enlargement or reconstruction of any building, or of any wall, verandah, fixed platform, plinth, doorstep or the like, whether constituting part of a building or not


(b)        the structural conversion into a place for human habitation of any building not originally constructed for human habitation ;


(c)        the structural conversion into more than one place for human habitation of a building originally constructed as one such place ;


(d)        the structural conversion of two or more places of human habitation into a greater number of such places ;


(e)        the addition of any rooms, buildings, out‑houses or other structures to a building


(f )        the reconstruction of the whole or any part of the external walls of a building, or the renewal of the posts of a wooden building ;


(g)        the construction in a wall adjoining any street or land not belonging to the owner of the wall, of a door opening on to such street or land;


(h)        such alterations of the internal arrangements of a building as affect its drainage, ventilation or other sanitary arrangements or its security or stability.

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