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ACT No. XVIII OF 2011

REGULATION OF GENERATION, TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2011

An Act further to amend the Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power Act, 1997

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, 29th September, 2011]

No. F. 9(14)/2011-Legis.—The following Act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) received the assent of the President on 24th September, 2011, is hereby published for general information:—

WHEREAS it is expedient further to amend the Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power Act, 1997 (XL of 1997), for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

It is hereby enacted as follows:—

1.  Short title and commencement.—(1) This Act may be called the Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power (Amendment) Act, 2011.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Amendment of Section 2, Act XL of 1997.—In the Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power Act, 1997 (XL of 1997), hereinafter referred to as the said Act, in Section 2, in clause (xxi), after the word "undertaking" the commas and words “authority, or body corporate set up or controlled by the Federal Government or, as the case may be, the Provincial Government" shall be added.

3. Amendment of Section 3, Act XL of 1997.—In the said Act, in Section 3,—

(a)        for sub-section (3), the following shall be substituted, namely:–

            "(3) The Chairman shall be an eminent professional of known integrity and competence with at least twenty years of related experience in law, business, engineering, finance, accounting, economics, or the power industry."; and

(b)        in sub-section (4), for the words "electric utility" the word "power" shall be substituted.

4. Amendment of Section 7, Act XL of 1997.—In the said Act, in Section 7, in sub-section (2),—

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