Introduction ETPB was established in 1960 with its HQ in Lahore to look after the Evacuee Trust Properties / Land left over by the Sikh/Hindus who migrated to India during partition in 1947-48. It functions under Act (Management & Disposal) No.XIII of 1975 for management and disposal of ET Property / Land. lease out agricultural land, rent out ET Property, demolish illegal construction and retrieve ET land / property from illegal possession.
Background As a result of Nehru-Liaqat Pact (April, 1950) and Pant Mirza Agreement (1955) to guarantee minorities’ rights, ETPB always remained a Federal Subject supported by various Acts and Ordinances. Section 6 of the Act says “All Evacuee Trust Properties shall vest in the Federal Government”.
Objectives To supervise and control all Evacuee Trust Land / Property attached to the Charitable, Religious or Educational Trusts or Institutions or any properties which form part of the ‘Trust Pool’