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The Film Development Corporation Act, 1957 (East Pakistan Act)

( ACT NO. XV OF 1957 )

Special provisions for enforcement of the claims of the Corporation
34. (1) When a certificate under section 33 has been issued and is subsisting against a borrower, any officer nominated for this purpose by the Corporation may file a suit by presenting a plaint in the prescribed manner in the Court within the local limits of whose jurisdiction the loan was made or the establishment or concern in respect of which the loan was made or any immovable property charged as security was situated for any one or more or all of the following reliefs, namely:-
(a) an order for the recovery of the amount due to the Corporation executable personally against the borrower and by a sale of the properties pledged, mortgaged, hypothecated or assigned by the borrower as security for the loan;
(b) an injunction restraining the borrower from in any manner removing, transferring or disposing of any of the properties referred to in clause (a); and
(c) an ad interim attachment attaching the properties referred to in clause (a) above and such other properties of the borrower as in the opinion of the Court may be sufficient to cover the claim of the Corporation against the borrower.
(2) The plaint under sub-section (1) shall be in the prescribed form and shall state the nature and extent of the liability of the borrower to the Corporation, the grounds upon which it is made and such other particulars as may be prescribed.
(3) Save as otherwise provided by this section, the Code of the Civil Procedure, 1908, shall so far as may be applicable to the proceedings on such a plaint.
(4) The borrower shall not appear to defend the suit unless he obtains leave from the Court as hereinafter provided so to appear and defend; and in default of his obtaining such leave or of his appearance and defence in pursuance thereof, the allegations in the plaint shall be deemed to be admitted and the Corporation shall be entitled to decree accordingly.
(5) If the borrower discloses such facts upon affidavit or otherwise as in the opinion of the Court are sufficient to entitle him to appear and defend the suit, the Court shall grant him leave to appear and defend. Such leave may be granted unconditionally or subject to such terms as to payment into Court, giving security framing and recording of issues or otherwise as the Court thinks fit.
(6) A decree passed under this section may be executed forthwith.
(7) After the decree the Court may under special circumstances set aside the decree and, if necessary, stay or set aside execution and may give leave to the borrower to appear and defend the suit if it seems reasonable to the Court so to do, and on such terms as the Court thinks fit.
(8) A decree passed under this section shall be appealable.

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