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ORDINANCE NO. V OF 2012

JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2012

An Ordinance to amend the Juvenile Justice System 
Ordinance, 2000

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, 30th May, 2012]

No. F. 2(1)/2012-Pub.—The following Ordinance promulgated by the President is hereby published for general information:—

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the Juvenile Justice System Ordinance, 2000 (XXII of 2000), for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

AND WHEREAS the Senate and the National Assembly are not in session and the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;

NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 89 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:—

1.       Short title and commencement.—(1) This Ordinance may be called the Juvenile Justice System (Amendment) Ordinance, 2012.

(2)     It shall come into force at once.

2.       Amendment of Section 4, Ordinance XXII of 2000.—In the Juvenile Justice System Ordinance, 2000 (XXII of 2000), in Section 4,—

(i)      for sub-section (1), the following shall be substituted, namely:—

          "(1)    The Federal Government, or if so directed by it, the Provincial Government, shall in consultation with the Chief Justice of High Court concerned establish, by notification in the official Gazette, one or more Juvenile Courts in relation to any area as may be specified in this behalf by the Federal Government or the Provincial Government, as the case may be, or, the Federal Government, or if so directed by it, the Provincial Government, may designate an existing Anti-Terrorism Court established under the Anti-terrorism Act, 1997 (XXVII of 1997) to exercise the powers of a Juvenile Court."

(ii)     in sub-section (2), in Paragraph (a), after sub-Paragraph (i), the following new sub-Paragraph shall be inserted, namely:—

          "(ia)   An Anti-Terrorism Court or any other Special Court established under law; or".