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The Waqfs Ordinance, 1962 (East Pakistan Ordinance)

( Ordinance NO. I OF 1962 )

Chapter III


General powers and functions of the Administrator
27. Subject to the provisions of this Ordinance and the rules made thereunder the powers and functions of the Administrator shall include-
(a) investigating and determining the nature and extent of waqfs and waqf properties, and calling, from time to time, for accounts, returns and information from mutawallis;
(b) ensuring that the waqf properties and income arising therefrom are applied to the objects, and for the purposes and for the benefit of any class of persons for which such waqfs were created or intended;
(c) giving directions for the proper administration of waqfs;
(d) managing himself, or through the officers and servants employed under this Ordinance or persons authorised by him, any waqf of which he may take or retain charge under this Ordinance and doing all such acts as may be necessary for the proper control, administration and management of any such property;
(e) fixing the remuneration of a mutawalli, where there is no provision for such remuneration in the waqf deed;
(f) investing any money received as compensation for the acquisition of waqf properties under any law for the time being in force, by himself or by issuing directions for proper investment by the mutawalli; and
(g) generally doing all such acts as may be necessary for the due control, maintenance and administration of waqfs.

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