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ACT NO. XI OF 2011

ELECTION LAWS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2011

An Act further to amend certain election laws

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, Part-I, 5th May, 2011]

The following Act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) received the assent of the President on the 3rd May, 2011, and is hereby published for general information:—

WHEREAS it is expedient further to amend certain election laws for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

It is hereby enacted as follows:—

1.  Short title and commencement.—(1) This Act may be called the Election Laws (Amendment) Act, 2011.

(2)  It shall come into force at once.

2.         Amendment of Section 2, Act XXI of 1974.—In the Electoral Rolls Act, 1974 (Act XXI of 1974), hereinafter referred to as the said Act, in Section 2,—

(a)        after sub-section (1), the following new sub-sections shall be added, namely:—

            "(1A) "Commission" means the Election Commission constituted under Article 218 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

            (1B) "data" means, any information in digital form contained in a database maintained by the Commission.

            (1C) "database" for the purpose of this Act, means the database of the Electoral Rolls maintained by the Commission; and

(b)        in sub-section (2), in clause (c), for the word "Commissioner", the word "Commission" shall be substituted.

3.         Amendment of Section 6, Act XXI of 1974.—In the said Act, in Section 6, in sub-section (2), for clause (b), the following shall be substituted, namely:—

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