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THE ARMED FORCES (EMERGENCY DUTIES) ACT, 1947

1ACT No. XV OF 1947

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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(2) Upon a declaration being made under sub‑section (1) and until it is rescinded, it shall be the duty of every person subject to 6* * * the Pakistan Army Act, 1952],6* * * 7[or the Pakistan Air Force Act, 1953], or the 8[Pakistan Navy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].

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