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ORDINANCE NO. XVI OF 2015

PRIVATE POWER AND INFRASTRUCTURE BOARD (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2015

An Ordinance to amend the Private Power and Infrastructure Board Act, 2012

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, 19th November, 2015]

No. F. 2(1)/2015-Pub., dated 18.11.2015.–The following Ordinance promulgate by the President is hereby published for general information:–

WHEREAS, in the interest of smooth functioning of the power sector of Pakistan and in order to enable processing of public sector power projects through Private Power and Infrastructure Board under the applicable power policies, it has become expedient to amend certain provision of the Private Power and Infrastructure Board Act, 2012;

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 shall be called the Private Power and Infrastructure Board (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015.

(2)  It shall come into force at once.

2.       Amendment of Section 2, Act VI of 2012.–In the Private Power and Infrastructure Board Act, 2012 (VI of 2012), hereinafter referred to as the said Act, in Section 2,–

(i)      in clause (f), the comma and words “, other than the Federal Government or any enterprise owned or controlled by the Federal Government” shall be omitted; and

(ii)     the existing clause (j), clause (k), clause (l) and clause (m) shall be renumbered as clause (k), clause (l), clause (m) and clause (n), respectively, and after clause (i) the following new clause shall be inserted, namely:–

 

“(j)     “Public Sector Power Projects” means power generation, transmission or distribution facilities constructed or to be constructed, owned, managed or controlled by the Federal Government, a Provincial Government, a local authority or any entity owned or controlled by any such Government or authority where such facilities are specifically sanctioned by Federal Government to be established under the applicable power policies to be processed by Private Power and Infrastructure Board;”.

3.       Amendment of Section 5, Act VI of 2012.–In the said Act, in Section 5, in sub-section (2),–

(i)      in clause (e), after the word “partnership''' the words and comma “or for public sector power projects,” shall be inserted; and

(ii)     in clause (f), the word “their”“ shall be omitted and for the word “parties” the word “persons” shall be substituted.