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Article: 274 Vesting of property, assets, rights, liabilities and obligations

274. Vesting of property, assets, rights, liabilities and obligations.-(1) All property and assets which, immediately before the commencing day, were vested in the President or the Federal Government shall, as from that day, vest in the Federal Government unless they were used for purposes which, on that day, became purposes of the Government of a Province, in which case they shall, as from that day, vest in the Government of the Province.

(2) All property and assets which, immediately before the commencing day, were vested in the Government of a Province, shall, as from that day, continue to be vested in the Government of that Province, unless they were used for purposes, which on that day, became purposes of the Federal Government in which case they shall, as from that day, vest in the Federal Government.

(3) All rights, liabilities and obligations of the Federal Government or of the Government of a Province, whether arising out of contract or otherwise, shall as from the commencing day, continue to be respectively the rights, liabilities and obligations of the Federal Government or of the Government of the Province, except that, —

(a) All rights, liabilities and obligations relating to any matter which, immediately before that day, was the responsibility of the Federal Government, but which under the Constitution, has become the responsibility of the Government of a Province, shall devolve upon the Government of that Province; and

(b) all rights, liabilities and obligations relating to any matter which, immediately before that day, was the responsibility of the Government of a Province, but which under the Constitution, has become the responsibility of the Federal Government, shall devolve upon the Federal Government.

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Footnotes:


Comparative Table of Article 274 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973:
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
232
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
231
Constitution of India 1950:
294
Government of India Act 1935:
172(1),173

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Leading & Latest Cases on Article 274 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973:

ABDUL GHAFOOR KHAN DAHA AND ANOTHER
CONTROLLER OF ESTATE DUTY, GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN

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