THE ARMED FORCES (EMERGENCY DUTIES) ACT, 1947
1ACT No. XV OF 1947
An Act to enable duties in connection with vital services to be imposed in an emergency on the Armed Forces of 2[Pakistan].
WHEREAS it is expedient to enable duties in connection with vital services to be imposed in an emergency on the Armed Forces of 2[Pakistan]; It is hereby enacted as follows:__
1. Short title and extent.__ (1) This Act may be called the Armed Forces (Emergency Duties) Act, 1947.
3[(2) It extends to the whole of Pakistan.
2. Emergency duties of Armed Forces.__ (1) The 4[Federal Government] may, by notification5 in the official Gazette, declare any specified service to be a service of vital importance to the community:
Provided that such notification shall remain in force for one month in the first instance, but may be extended, from time to time, by a like notification.
(2) Upon a declaration being made under sub‑section (1) and until it is rescinded, it shall be the duty of every person subject to 6* * * the Pakistan Army Act, 1952],6* * * 7[or the Pakistan Air Force Act, 1953], or the 8[Pakistan Navy Ordinance, 1961], to obey any command given by any superior officer in relation to employment upon or in connection with the service specified in the declaration; and every such command shall be deemed to be a lawful command within the meaning and for the purposes of the said Acts 9[or Ordinance].
3. [Validation of certain past commands.] Rep. by the Federal Laws (Revision and Declaration) Act, 1951 (XXVI of 1951), s. 3 and Second Schedule.
1For Statement of Objects and Reason, see Gazette of India, 1947, Pt.V, p.128.
The Act has been applied to Baluchistan, see Gazette of India, 1947, Pt.I, p.535.
The Act has been extended to the Leased Areas of Baluchistan by the Leased Areas (Laws) Order, 1950 (G.G.O.3 of 1950).
2Subs. by A. O., 1961, Art. 2 and Sch., for “the Crown” (with effect from the 23rd March, 1956).
3Subs. by the Central Laws (Statute Reform) Ordinance, 1960 (21 of 1960), s. 3 and 2nd Sch. (with effect from the 14th October, 1955), for the original sub‑section (2), as amended by A. O., 1949.
4Subs. by F.A.O.1975, Art.2 and Sch., for “Central Government”.
5For such notification, see Gaz.of P., 1950, Ext., p.125.
6Certain words omitted by the Federal Laws (Revision and Declaration), Ordinance, 1981 (27 of 1981),s.3 and Sch., II.
7Ins. by Ord. 21 of 1960, s. 3 and 2nd Seh. (with effect from the 14th October, 1955).
8Subs. by the Repealing and Amending Ordinance, 1965 (10 of 1965), s. 3 and 2nd Sch., for “Naval Discipline Act, in the form in which it is set forth in the First Schedule to the Pakistan Navy (Discipline) Act, 1934”, (with effect from the 1st March, 1962).
9Added by the Repealing and Amending Ordinance, 1965 (10 of 1965), s. 3 and 2nd Sch. (with effect from the 1st March, 1962).