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Article: 253 Maximum limits as to property, etc

253. Maximum limits as to property, etc.,-(1) 1[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] may by law,-

(a) prescribe the maximum limits as to property or any class thereof which may be owned, held, possessed or controlled by any person and

(b) declare that any trade, business, industry or service specified in such law shall be carried on or owned, to the exclusion complete or partial, of other persons, by the Federal Government or a Provincial Government, or by a corporation controlled by any such Government.

(2) Any law which permits a person to own beneficially or possess beneficially an area of land greater than that which, immediately before the commencing day, he could have lawfully owned beneficially or possessed beneficially shall be invalid.

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Footnotes:

1. See Footnote 2 on article 1.


Comparative Table of Article 253 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
217
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
Constitution of India 1950:
299
Government of India Act 1935:
173

Leading & Latest Cases on Article 253 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

IN RE: ISLAMISATION OF LAWS – PUBLIC NOTICE NO.6,
SHARIAT SUO MOTU NOS. 233/83 TO 351/83
1985 CLC 1639
MIAN TAHIR JAHANGIR AND OTHERS
THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS
IN RE: ISLAMIZATION OF LAWS
AMIN AHMED AND 31 OTHERS
MINISTRY OF PRODUCTION, GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS

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