(XXXIX OF 1963)


An Ordinance

 to amend the west Pakistan Muslim

 personal Law (Shariat) Application Act,1962


No. Leg-3(39)/63. The following Ordinance by the Governor of West Pakistan (made on 21st November, 1963) is hereby published for general information:-


Preamble. WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the West Pakistan Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1962, in the manner hereinafter appearing:


AND WHEREAS The provincial Assembly of West Pakistan is not in session and the Governor of West Pakistan is satisfied that circumstances exist which render immediate legislation necessary:


NOW , THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by clause (1) of Article 79 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Governor of West Pakistan is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:


1.         Short title.

            This Ordinance may be called the West Pakistan Muslim personal Law (Shariat) Application (Amendment) Ordinance, 1963.


2.          Amendment of section 3 of West Pakistan Act V of 1962.

In the West Pakistan Muslim Personal Law( Shariat) Act, 1962 hereinafter in this Ordinance called the said Act, for section 3, the following section shall be substituted and shall be deemed always to have been so substituted :–

“3.        Termination of limited estates under customary Law. The limited estates in respect of immovable property held by Muslim females under the Customary Law are hereby terminated:

Provided that nothing herein contained shall apply to any such estate saved by any enactment, repealed by this Act, and the estates so except shall continue to be governed by that enactment, notwithstanding its repeal by this Act.


3.         Amendment of section 7 of West Pakistan Act V of 1962.

In section 7 of the said Act, Sub-section (2) shall be Omitted.