This Act provides for land reforms by prescribing the maximum limits of property which may be owned, held, possessed or controlled by any person. The Act consists of 9 Chapters divided into 35 sections.Chapter II provides for restrictions on ownership and possession of land. No person shall own, including the share in Shamilat (common property of a village), more than 100 acres of irrigated land or 200 acres of unirrigated land. Chapter III requires the submission to the Provincial Land Commission of a declaration of land vested in the Government. The Federal Government, in respect of the surrendered land, shall pay compensation as provided for in Chapter IV. Chapter V deals with the disposal of land vested in the Government. The land may be granted to landless tenants, may be used for public purposes, etc. Powers and duties of Federal and Provincial Land Commissions are outlined in sections 18-27. The remaining Chapters contain offences and penalties, and provisions of miscellaneous nature.
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