The Canal And Drainage west Pakistan Amendment Act 1968


[May, 30th 1968]
(First published, after having received the assent of the
Governor of West Pakistan, in the Gazette of West Pakistan (Extraordinary), dated the 30th May, 1968.

to amend the Canal and Drainage Act, 1873.

            WHEREAS it is expedient to admend the Canal and Drainage Act, 1873, in the manner hereinafter appearing


            It is hereby enacted as follows:—

1.         (1) This Act may be called the Canal and Drainage (West Pakistan Amendment) Act, 1968

Short title extent and commencement.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2.         For section 68 of the Canal and Drainage Act, 1873 the following shall be substituted, namely:—

Amendment of section 68 Act VIII of 1873

"68. (1) Whenever a difference arises between two or more persons with regard to their mutual rights or liabilities in respect of the use, construction or maintenance of a water-course, any such person may apply in writing to the Divisional Canal Officer stating the matter in dispute. Such Officer shall thereupon give notice to the other persons interested that on a day to be named in such notice, he will proceed to inquire into the said matter, and after such inquiry, he shall pass his order thereon, unless he transfers (as he is hereby empowered to do) the matter to the Collector, who shall thereupon inquire into and pass his order on the said matter.

  1. Any aggrieved person may prefer an appeal to the Superintending Canal Officer against the order passed under sub-section (1) within 15 days from the date of such order. The appeal shall be decided as expeditiously as possible. The Superintending Canal Officer may stay the operation of the order appealed against if such stay order does not affect the standing crops.
  2. Any order passed under sub-section (I) or (2) above shall be final as to the use or distribution of water for any crop sown or growing at the time when such order is made and shall thereafter remain in force until set aside or modified by a decree of a Civil Court.

1.   For statement of Objects and Reasons, See Gazette of West Pakistan extraordinary), 1967, dated the 3rd July. 1967, pages 1881 k to 1881 M.


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