IFTIKHAR HUSSAIN SHAH
PAKISTAN THROUGH SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, RAWALPINDI
Constitution of Pakistan (1973)
Articles 149, 152 & 173 — Land Acquisition Act (1 of 1894), Sections 54 & 18 — Acquisition of land at the request and
for the purpose of the Federal Government — Locus standi of Federal Government in proceedings under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894.
Articles 173, 149 & 152 — Land Acquisition Act (1 of 1894), Sections 3(b), 50 & 18-Q — “Interrested person” —
Acquisition of land at the request of and for the purpose of Federal Government — Relationship of principal and agent as
between Federal Government and the Provincial Government on the basis of the Constitutional provisions or on the basis of Section 3(b), Land Acquisition Act, 1894 does not come into existence — Neither Section 8 nor Section 50, Land Acquisition Act, 1894 confer a right of reference either on the company or on the local authority for whose benefit the land is being acquired. Ezra v. Secretary of State for India (903) ILR 30 Calcutta 36; (1905 32 ILR Calcutta 605; N. Bommon Behram and another v. The Government of Mysore and others AIR 1970 Mysur 89 and State of Maharashtra (Public Works Department) v. Bapurao Dnyanoba Chiddawar and others AIR 1973 Bombay 231. Ref. [1991 SCMR 2193]