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RULES, 2013

PAKISTAN LEGAL PRACTITIONERS & BAR COUNCILS (AMENDMENT) RULES, 2013

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, 8th March 2013]

S.R.O. 184(I)/2013, dated 7.3.2013.—In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 55 of the Legal Practitioners & Bar Councils Act, 1973 (XXXV of 1973) and other enabling provisions in this behalf, the Pakistan Bar Council hereby makes and notifies the following amendments in the Pakistan Legal Practitioners & Bar Councils Rules, 1976:

1.       Short title and commencement:

(i)      These Rules may be called the “Pakistan Legal Practitioners & Bar Councils (Amendment) Rules, 2013”.

(ii)     They shall come into force at once.

2.       Amendment of Rule 108B:

The following new clause (I) may be added after existing clause (k) of Rule 108B:—

"(1) Certificate/Result Card issued by the National Testing Service (NTS) or any other authority duly notified by the Pakistan Bar Council, as to applicant's having passed the Assessment Test. The National Testing Service (NTS) shall hold the Assessment Test twice in a year."

3.  Amendment of Rule 108C:–

(a)     Before existing first proviso to Rule 108C (1) the following new proviso may be inserted:–

          "Provided that before commencing the pupilage and filing intimation to the Provincial Bar Council concerned the applicant must undertake and pass an Assessment Test as mentioned in Rule 108B(l). The applicant may apply to the National Testing Service (NTS) or any other authority duly notified by the Pakistan Bar Council, to appear in the Assessment Test after passing the L.L.B. examination and will be afforded three chances to qualify the Assessment Test."

(b)     The word "also" between the words "Provided" and "that" may be inserted in existing first proviso.