THE CHITTAGONG MUSLIM INSTITUTE ORDINANCE, 1959

(EAST PAKISTAN ORDINANCE NO. LXV OF 1959).
  [24th September, 1959]
 
   
     
     WHEREAS by an Indenture of Exchange dated the 13th day of December, 1946, executed by the Chittagong Muslim Institute Committee and the Governor of Bengal, the properties described in the Schedule to this Ordinance were conveyed to the said Chittagong Muslim Institute Committee; ♣
 
    AND WHEREAS the said Chittagong Muslim Institute Committee has since then been in possession of the aforesaid properties along with all buildings, erections, fixtures, fittings and movables;



AND WHEREAS the said Chittagong Muslim Institute Committee has, by a resolution dated the 7th day of December, 1958, agreed to the taking over of the possession, control and management of the lands described in the Schedule to this Ordinance together with all buildings, erections, fittings, fixtures and movables by the Government;



AND WHEREAS it is expedient to make provision for taking over possession, control and management of the properties described in the Schedule to this Ordinance for the purpose of establishment of a public library, free reading room and Assembly Hall;



NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Presidential Proclamation of the seventh day of October, 1958, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the Governor of East Pakistan is pleased to make and promulgate following Ordinance, namely:-
   
 
 
 
  Short title and commencement  
1. (1) This Ordinance may be called the Chittagong Muslim Institute Ordinance, 1959.



(2) It shall come into force at once.
 
 
 
  Transfer to and vesting in the Government of the Chittagong Muslim Institute  
2. As from the date of promulgation of this Ordinance, the institution heretofore known as the Chittagong Muslim Institute and the Musafirkhana with attached Mosque together with the lands described in the Schedule to this Ordinance and all buildings and other erections standing or being thereon with all fixtures and fittings and all movable properties, funds, moneys, rights and powers which, immediately before the commencement of this Ordinance, were vested in, or held by, the Chittagong Muslim Institute Committee, shall be transferred to, and shall be vested in and held by, the Government free from all encumbrances and without payment of any compensation whatsoever.
 
 
 
  Protection of action taken under this Ordinance  
3. No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against the Government or any person for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done in pursuance of this Ordinance or any order made thereunder.
 
 
 
  Power to make rules  
4. (1) The Government may make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Ordinance.



(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for management, control and preservation of the Chittagong Muslim Institute, the Musafirkhana and the Mosque attached to it.
 
 
 
 
 

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