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THE ANTI-TERRORISM (SECOND AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2002

 

23rd November, 2002

 

An Ordinance further to amend the Anti-terrorism Act, 1997

 

F. No. 2(l)/2002-Pub.-.The following Ordinance promulgated by the President on 15th November, 2002 is hereby published for general information:—

Whereas it is expedient further to amend the Anti-terrorism Act, 1997 (Act XXVII of 1997), for the purposes hereinafter appearing; And whereas the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;

Now, therefore, in pursuance of the Proclamation of Emergency of the fourteenth day of October, 1999, and the Provisional Constitution Order No. 1 of 1999, read with the Provisional Constitution (Amendment) Order No. 9 of 1999, and in exercise of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:—

1.      Short title and commencement.-

        (1) This Ordinance may be called the Anti-terrorism (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2002.

 

        (2)     It shall come into force at once.

 

2.      Amendment of Section 13, Act XXVII of 1997,-  In the Anti-terrorism Act, 1997 (XXVII of 1997), hereinafter referred to as the said Act, in Section 13, in sub-section (2),-

        (i)      for the commas and words “, keeping in view the seniority and status of the Members of various Courts in that area, designate a Member of any such Court to be an administrative Member” the words “designate a judge of any such Court to be an administrative judge” shall be substituted and shall be deemed to have always been so substituted; and

        (ii)      for the words “administrative Member and such administrative Member may either assign the case for trial to the Court of which he is a Member” the words “said Court and such judge may either try the case himself shall be substituted and shall be deemed to have always been so substituted.

3.      Substitute of Section 14, Act XXVII of 1997,- In the said Act, for Section 14 the following shall be substituted and shall be deemed to have always been so substituted, namely:-

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