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Article: 24 Protection of property rights

24. Protection of property rights.-(1) No person shall be deprived of his property save in accordance with law.

(2) No property shall be compulsorily acquired or taken possession of save for a public purpose, and save by the authority of law which provides for compensation therefor and either fixes the amount of compensation or specifies the principles on and the manner in which compensation is to be determined and given.

(3) Nothing in this Article shall affect the validity of —

(a) any law permitting the compulsory acquisition or taking possession of any property for preventing danger to life, property or public health; or

(b) any law permitting the taking over of any property which has been acquired by, or come into the possession of, any person by any unfair means, or in any manner, contrary to law; or

(c) any law relating to the acquisition, administration or disposal of any property which is or is deemed to be enemy property or evacuee property under any law (not being property which has ceased to be evacuee property under any law); or

(d) any law providing for the taking over of the management of any property by the State for a limited period, either in the public interest or in order to secure the proper management of the property, or for the benefit of its owner; or

(e) any law providing for the acquisition of any class of property for the purpose of –

(i) providing education and medical aid to all or any specified class of citizens; or

(ii) providing housing and public facilities and services such as roads, water supply, sewerage, gas and electric power to all or any specified class of citizens; or

(iii) providing maintenance to those who, on account of unemployment, sickness, infirmity or old age, are unable to maintain themselves; or

(f) any existing law or any law made in pursuance of Article 253.

(4) The adequacy or otherwise of any compensation provided for by any such law as is referred to in this Article, or determined in pursuance thereof, shall not be called in question in any Court.

 


Footnotes:


Comparative Table of Article 24 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
6(IV.14)
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
15
Constitution   of   India    1950:
300A
Government of India Act 1935:
299





 


Leading & Latest Cases on Article 24 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

P L D 1976 LAHORE 1250  MUHAMMAD SULEMAN ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS
P L D 1989 KARACHI 45
SHAIKH MUHAMMAD ANWAR AND ANOTHER
PAKISTAN AND OTHERS
P L D 1993 KARACHI 79  NAZIM F. HAJI  COMMISSIONER KARACHI AND OTHERS
2004 YLR 608  LAND ACQUISITION COLLECTOR AND ANOTHER  ABDUL WAHID CHAUDHRY AND 3 OTHERS
P L D 2004 PESHAWAR 251  AAMIR KHALIL GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN THROUGH DIRECTOR-GENERAL A.N.F., RAWALPINDI
P L D 2005 PESHAWAR 136
MST. KISHWAR NASEEM
 HAZARA HILL TRACT AND OTHERS
P L D 2006 LAHORE 437  CO-OPERATIVE EMPLOYEES’ UNION  SECRETARY COOPERATIVES, PUNJAB LAHORE
P L D 2006 LAHORE 167
JAVED HAYAT AND ANOTHER
THE STATE
P L D 2006 KARACHI 25  TARIQ IRSAHD AND OTHERS  THE STATE AND OTHERS
SHAHZAD YOUSAF
PROVINCE OF SINDH & ORS

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