THE NORTH-WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE HOUSING FACILITIES FOR NON-PROPRIETORS IN RURAL AREAS ACT, 1987. 28th October, 1987. N.-W. F. P. ACT NO. XVII OF 1987. [First published after having received the assent of the Governor of the North-West Frontier Province in the Gazette of North-West Frontier Province (Extraordinary), dated the 28th October 1987].AN ACT to provide for housing facilities to non-proprietors in rural areas of the Northwest Frontier Province.
WHEREAS it is expedient to make provisions for providing housing facilities to non-proprietors in rural area of the North-West Frontier Province and to provide for matters connected therewith or ancillary thereto.
Short title and commencement
1. (1) This Act may be called the North-West Frontier Province Housing Facilities for Non-proprietors in Rural Areas Act, 1987.
2. In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,
(c) "Deputy Commissioner" means the Chief Officer Incharge of the revenue and general administration of a District and includes an Officer notified as such by Government for the purpose of this Act;
(f) "Mustahiq-e-Zakat" means a person who is entitled to receive money from the Zakat Funds established under the Zakat and Ushr Ordinance, 1980 (Ord. No. XVIII of 1980);
of the District for which a scheme is prepared under this Act and who or any member of whose family does not own any agricultural land, a house or other immovable property any where in Pakistan; (h) "prescribed' means prescribed by rules made or instructions issued by Government under this Act; (i) "rural areas" means an area other than the area declared as urban areas by or under any law relating to Local Government for the time being in force; and (j) "section" means a section of this Act. Explanation.—For the purpose of clause (g):— (i) "family" means husband, wife and their children; and (ii) "immovable property" shall not include a structure raised by a non-proprietor on land not owned by him.
Housing schemes for non- proprietors
(2) Government may, subject to payment of cost from the Zakat Funds established under the Zakat and Ushr Ordinance, 1980 (Ord. No. XVIII of 1980), reserve such number or percentage of plots in a housing colony for allotment to non-proprietor Mustahiqeen-e-Zakat, as it may determine from time to time: Provided that where a housing colony is developed on State land, the cost for the land reserved for Mustahiqee-e-Zakat shall not be charged
Allotment of land
(2) A non-proprietor, once allotted land, shall not be eligible for any other allotment under this Act.
Provided that the cases of allotment of land to non-proprietors Mustahiqeen-e-Zakat shall be scrutinized by the Zakat and Ushr Committee of the District concerned.
(2) The Chairman of the District Planning and Development Advisory Committee constituted under the N-.W. F. P. Act No. VII of 1987 shall be Ex-officio Chairman of the Allotment Committee. (3) Each Allotment Committee shall conduct its business in the prescribed manner.
6. Every allotment under this Act shall be subject to the conditions that the allottee—
(a) is a bonafide resident of the District for which a scheme is prepared under this Act; (b) shall construct the house on the land within a period of two years from the date of delivery of possession of the plot or within such period as may, from time to time, be extended by the Allotment Committee in individual cases;
Provided that for the purpose of obtaining loans for the construction or pompletion of the house on the land the allottee may mortgage the land with a scheduled bank or a loan giving agency recognised or sponsored by the Federal or Provincial Government, and in such cases, the lender, not-withstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Act or any other law for the time being in force, shall have first charge on the land or plot so mortgaged.
7. On completion of construction of the house Government may grant proprietory rights to the allottee in such manner as may be prescribed.
Cancellation of allotment
8. (1) Notwithstanding the allotment of a plot, the Deputy Commissioner may, after giving the allottee an opportunity of being heard, cancel the allotment at any time before the conferment of proprietary rights and resume the land if he is satisfied that allottee:
(2) The building or structure, if any raised on the plot so resumed shall be forfeited to Government.
Resumption of land
(2) Where the plot taken into possession under sub-section (1) is free from any encumbrance or charge, it shall be allotted to a non-proprietor in accordance with the provisions of sections 4 and 5: Provided that where the plot is encumbered, it shall be put to open auction and the proceeds thereof utilized for discharging the liability of the Bank or the loan giving agency and the surplus, if any, shall be credited to Government account: Provided further that where a house has been constructed on an encumbered plot, it shall subject to the willingness of the allottee, be transferred to him in accordance with the provision of sections 4 and 5 along with the undischarged liability of the loan on its original terms and conditions:Provided further that where a house is partly constructed on an encumbered plot, it shall, subject to the willingness of the allottee, be transferred to him in accordance with the provisions of section-4 and 5 and his liability with regard to the undischarged loan shall be limited to the value of the construction thereon as assessed in accordance with the rules prescribed under this Act.
Liability to acquisition
11. Any person aggrieved by an order of the Deputy Commissioner under this Act may prefer an appeal to the Commissioner and the decision of the Commissioner thereon shall be final:
Provided that:— (i) no order in any appeal under this section shall be passed without giving the person concerned an opportunity of being heard; and(ii) the time limit for filling an appeal under this section shall be thirty days from the date of passing of the order by the Deputy Commissioner and while computing the period of limitation, the provisions of section 12 of the Limitation Act, 1908, shall apply.
Penalty and procedure
12. Any person found guilty of furnishing wrong information under clause (a) of section 8 shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to six months.
Duse recoverable as arrears of land revenue
13. Where a person fails to repay the loan, if any, obtained by him for the "construction of a house under this Act, the same shall be recoverable as arrears of land revenue.
Special powers of Government
14. (1) In prior consultation with the Allotment Committee constituted under section 5, Government may issue instructions consistent with this Act and the rules framed thereunder, relating to any matter to which the provisions of this Act apply.
15. Government may make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.
Repeal of Act II of 1976
16. The North-West Frontier Province Housing Facilities for Non-proprietors in Rural Areas Act, 1976 (N. - W. F. P. Act No. II of 1976), is hereby repealed.
Repeal of Ord No III of 1987
17. The North-West Frontier Province Housing Facilities for Non- proprietors in Rural Areas Ordinance, 1987 (N.-W.F.P. Ord. No. III of 1987) is hereby repealed.
(g) "non-proprietor" means a person who is a bonafide resident