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ORDINANCE NO. III OF 2013

FEDERAL OMBUDSMEN INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2013

An ordinance to amend the Federal Ombudsmen Institutional Reforms Act, 2013

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, 21st March, 2013]

No. F. 2(1)/2013-Pub.—The following Ordinance promulgated by the President is hereby published for general information:—

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the Federal Ombudsmen institutional Reforms Act, 2013, for the purpose hereinafter appearing;

AND WHEREAS the National Assembly and the Senate 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 Federal Ombudsmen Institutional Reforms (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013.

(2)  It shall come into force at once and shall be deemed to have taken effect on and from the commencement of the Federal Ombudsmen Institutional Reforms Act, 2013.

2.  Amendment of Section 19 of the Federal Ombudsmen Institutional Reforms Act, 2013.—In the Federal Ombudsmen Institutional Reforms Act, 2013 —

(i)      Section 19 shall be renumbered as sub-section (1) of that section and in sub-section (1) renumbered as aforesaid, after the word "provided" the words, figure and brackets "in sub-section (2) and" shall be inserted; and

(ii)     after sub-section (1) renumbered and amended as aforesaid, the following new sub-section shall be inserted, namely:—

          "(2) An Ombudsman holding additional responsibility under Section 19 of the Federal Ombudsmen Institutional Reforms Ordinance, 2013 (I of 2013) may continue to hold additional responsibility in honorary capacity."