1. Short title, extent and commencement.

  1. This Act may be called the  Limitation Act, 1908.   
  2. It extends to the whole of Pakistan.]  
  3. This section and section 31 shall come into force at once. The  rest of this Act shall come into force on the first day of January,  1909.   

2. Definitions.

In this Act, unless there in anything repugnant in  the subject or context,—   

  1. “applicant” includes any person from or through whom an applicant  derives his right to apply:   
  2. “bill of exchange” has the same meaning as in section 5 of the  Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881), and includes a Hundi  and a Cheque]:   
  3. “bond” includes any instrument whereby a person obliges himself to  pay money to another, on condition that the obligation shall be void  if a specified act is performed, or is not performed, as the case may  be:   
  4. “defendant” includes any person from or through whom a defendant  derives his liability to be sued:   
  5. “easement” includes a right not arising from contract, by which  one person is entitled to remove and appropriate for his own profit  any part of the soil belonging to another or anything growing, or  attached to or subsisting, the land of another:   
  6. “foreign country” means any country other than [Pakistan] :   
  7. “good faith”; nothing shall be deemed to be done in good faith  which is not done with due care and attention:   
  8. “plaintiff” includes any person from or through whom a plaintiff  derives his right to sue:   
  9. “promissory note” has the same meaning as in the Negotiable  Instruments Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881)]:   
  10. “suit” does not include an appeal or an application: and   
  11. “trustee” does not include a Benamidar, a mortgagee remaining in  possession after the mortgage has been satisfied, or a wrong-doer in  possession without title. 

Table of Contents

Part 1 – Preamble

Part II – Limitation of Suits, Appeals and Applications

Part III – Computation of Period of Limitation

Part IV – Acquisition Of Ownership By Possession

Part V – Savings and Repeals


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