This Law provides for the acquisition of land needed for public purposes and for Companies, and determines the amount of compensation to be made on account of such acquisition. The Collector of the District may make a preliminary investigation on any land in any locality that may be needed for any public purpose or for a Company. The Commissioner, for land acquired for a public purpose, or the Provincial Government for land acquired for a Company, when satisfied of the result of the investigation, shall publish a notification in the Official Gazette. Following this, a declaration of intended acquisition shall be published, and shall state the district or other territorial division in which the land is situate, the purpose for which it is needed, its approximate area, and, where a plan shall have been made of the land, the place where such plan may be inspected (Part II). The amount of compensation shall then be settled, and if any dispute arises the Collector may refer such dispute to the decision of the Court (Part IV and V). Part VI deals with procedures for the temporary occupation and use of any waste or arable land needed for any public purpose or for a Company. The acquisition of land for companies is provided for in Part VII. Part VIII contains provisions of miscellaneous nature.
Amended by: Punjab Soil Reclamation Act, 1952 (Punjab Act XXI of 1952). (1977)
Amended by: Land Acquisition (Sindh Amendment) Ordinance, 1984 (Ordinance XXIII of 1984). (1984-09-30)
Amended by: Land Acquisition (Sindh Amendment) Ordinance, 1992 (Ordinance IV of 1992). (1992-07-07)
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