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REGULATIONS, 2010

ISLAMABAD FIRE PREVENTION AND LIFE SAFETY REGULATIONS, 2010

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-II, 26th January, 2011]

S.R.O. 70(I)/2011, dated 12.1.2011.—In exercise of powers Conferred by Section 51 of Capital Development Authority Ordinance, 1960 (XXIII of I960) the Authority hereby makes the following Regulations as being necessary:

Regulations to make more effective provision for the Fire Prevention and Life Safety measures in certain buildings and premises in the Islamabad CapitalTerritory.

1.  Short title, extent and commencement.—(1) This regulation may be called the Islamabad Fire Prevention and Life Safety Regulations, 2010.

(2)  It extends to the whole of the Islamabad Capital Territory.

(3)  It shall come into force on such date ………. 2010 vide Notification No. ……….. dated. Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, Part …………., Section ……………. as the Federal Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

2.  Definitions.—In this Regulation, unless the context otherwise requires,—

(a)        "Administrator" means the Chairman Capital Development Authority appointed by the Federal Government;

(b)        "Appellate Authority" means the Next Higher Authority to the Director Emergency and Disaster Management Directorate;

(c)        "building" means any structure or enclosure permanently affixed to the land;

(d)        "building bye-laws" means the bye-laws made under Section 51 of Capital Development Authority Ordinance, 1960 (XXIII of 1960) including CDA Building Standards for Fire Prevention & Life Safety 2010'.

 

(e)        "Director Emergency and Disaster Management" means the Director of 'Emergency and Disaster Management Directorate, Capital Development Authority appointed by the Capital Development Authority established under the Capital Development Authority Ordinance, 1960 (XXIII of 1960);

(f)        '"Islamabad" means Islamabad Capital Territory

(g)        "Fire Prevention and Life safety measures" means such measures as are necessary in accordance with the "CDA Building Standards for Fire Prevention and Life Safety 2010" for the prevention, control and fighting of fire and for ensuring the safety of life and property in case of fire;

(h)        "'authority" means of Capital Development Authority established under Capital Development Authority Ordinance, 1960 (XXIII of 1960), as in force in Islamabad or any other authority under any other law, which may be notified in this behalf by the Administrator with the prior approval of the Federal Government;

(i)         "nominated authority" means an officer not below the rank of a Assistant Fire Officer nominated by the Director Emergency & Disaster Management, and includes an officer nominated by the authority as a nominated authority for the purpose of these regulations;

(j)         "occupier" means any person who for the time being is occupying the Building.

(k)        "owner" for the purpose of this regulation would be a person who actually own the building himself or on the behalf of any other person or claim any interest or any propriety interest:

            Provided where it is not possible to trace the owner the Director (E&DM) shall be entitled to treat the occupier as owner and issue him such directions as he issues to actual owner.

(l)         “premises" means any land or any building or part of a building appurtenant thereto which is used for storing explosives, explosive substances and dangerously inflammable substances.

            Explanation.—In this clause, "explosive", "explosive substances" and "dangerously inflammable substances" shall have the same meanings, as, assigned to them in the Explosives Act, 1884 (4 of 1884), the Explosives (amd) Ordinance, 2002; the Explosive Substances Act, 1908 (5 of 1908), the Explosives Substances (West Pak amd) Ord. 1975 and the Inflammable substances Act, 1952 (20 of 1952).

(m)       'standards' means the CDA Building Standards for Fire Prevention and Life Safety, 2010.

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