9.       Amendment of Section 11W Act, XXVII of 1997.—In the said Act, in Section 11W, in sub-section (1),—

(a)     after the words "video-cassettes", the words and commas " or any form of data, storage devise, FM radio station or by any visible sign" shall be inserted;

(b)     after the word "method", the words "or means of communication" shall be inserted; and

(c)     after the word "which" the words "glorifies terrorists or terrorist activities or" shall be inserted.

10.     Amendment of Section 12 Act, XXVII of 1997.—In the said Act, in Section 12,—

(a)     in sub-section (1), after the word "Province" the words "or the Islamabad Capital Territory" shall be inserted; and

(b)     in sub-section (3), after the word "Province" the words "or the Islamabad Capital Territory" shall be inserted.

11.     Amendment of Section 13, Act XXVII of 1997.—In the said Act, in Section 13, in sub-section (1), for the word brackets and figures " referred to in sub-section (2) and sub-section (3) of Section 39A" the words " under this Act" shall be substituted.

12.     Amendment of Section 19, Act XXVII of 1997.—In the said Act, in Section 19,—

(a)     for sub-section (1), the following shall be substituted, namely:—

          "(1) The offences under this Act shall be investigated by a police officer not below the rank of inspector. The Government, if deems necessary, may constitute a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of the officers from other law enforcement agencies including intelligence agencies for assisting the Investigating Officer. The Investigating Officer or the JIT shall complete the investigation in respect of cases triable by the court within thirty working days and forward a report under Section 173 of the Code directly to the court:

                    Provided that, where investigation is not completed within a period of thirty days from the date of recording of the first information report under Section 154 of the Code the Investigation Officer or the JIT shall, within three days after expiration of such period, forward to the court through the Public Prosecutor, an interim report under Section 173 of the Code, stating therein the result of investigation made until then and the Court shall commence the trial on the basis of such interim report, unless, for reasons to be recorded, the court decides that the trial may not so commence." ;

(b)     after sub-section (1), substituted as aforesaid, the following new sub-section shall be inserted, namely:—

          "(1A) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, the Federal Government may, in respect of any case registered by or under investigation with, the Police or any other investigation agency or authority, by order in writing, entrust inquiry or such investigation to such agency or authority as it may deem fit and thereupon the Police, or any other investigation agency or the authority shall transfer the record of the case to such agency or authority."; and

(c)     in sub-section (10) in the first proviso, for the words "three national daily newspapers out of which one shall be in Urdu language" the words "in one daily newspaper including Sindhi language" shall be substituted.

13.     Insertion of new section, Act XXVII of 1997.—In the said Act, after Section 19, the following new section shall be inserted, namely:—

"19-A. Mode of making searches and arrest.—The provisions of the Code, except that of Section 103, shall mutatis mutandis, apply to all searches and arrest by police officer and an officer of equivalent rank of the law enforcement agencies made under this Act.".

14.     "Amendment of Section 21D, Act XXVII of 1997.—In the said Act, in Section 21D, in sub-section (5),—

(i)      in clause (a), after the word "required" the words "including very high bail sureties" shall be inserted; and

(ii)     in clause (b), after the word "crime", the comma and words", including surveillance of the person granted bail to monitor his activities and requiring him to report to the concerned police station at specified intervals as determined by the court" shall be inserted.".

15.     Amendment of Section 21E, Act XXVII of 1997.—In the said Act, in Section 21E.—

(a)     in sub-section (1), after the words “not less" the words "fifteen days and not more" shall be inserted;

(b)     in sub-section (2), in the proviso for the word "thirty" the word "ninety" shall be substituted; and

(c)     in sub-section (3), for the full stop at the end a colon shall be substituted and thereafter the following proviso shall be added, namely:—

                    "Provided that the Magistrates appointed under the Shariah Nizam-e-Adl Regulation, 2009 shall also have the same powers as given to a court under this section.".

16.     Insertion of Section 21EE, Act XXVII of 1997.—In the said Act, after Section 2IE, the following new section shall be inserted, namely:—

"21EE Power to call information etc.—(1) The Superintendent of Police during the course of investigation or an equivalent officer of security forces operating in aid of civil power under Sections 4 and 5, may by an order in writing, on the request of the Joint Investigation Team,—

(a)     call for information from any person for the purpose of satisfying himself whether there has been any contravention of the provisions of this Act or any rule or order made there under;

(b)     require any person to produce or deliver any document or thing useful or relevant to the inquiry or investigation;

(c)     examine any person acquainted with the facts;

(d)     with the permission of the Anti-terrorism Court, require any bank of financial institution, notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, to provide any information relating to any person, including copies of entries made in the bank's or a financial institution's book, including information of transactions saved in electronic or digital form which are reasonably believed to be connected with commission of an offence under this Act and the keeper of such books or records shall be obliged to certify the copies in accordance with law; and

(e)     require information or obtain record of telephone and mobile phone data, e-mail, MMS and CNIC and encrypted messages or any other information suspected to be linked in any manner with commission of an offence under this Act, from any service provider company of department.

(2)     The copies obtained, information received or evidence collected in pursuance of clauses (d) and (e) of sub-section (1) shall be kept confidential and shall not be divulged to any un-authorized person or used for any purpose other than the legal proceedings under this Act.

(3)     Any contravention of an order made under sub-section (1) shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to one hundred thousand rupees or with both".

17. Amendment of Section 21F, Act XXVII of 1997.—In the said Act, in Section 21F,—

(a)     the words and comma "other than a child," and the comma and words "unless granted by the Government" shall be omitted.

(b)     for the full stop at the end, a colon shall be substituted and thereafter the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:—

          "Provided that in case of a child convicted and sentences for an offence under this Act, on satisfaction of Government, may be granted remission, as deemed appropriate.".

18.     Amendment of Section 21G, Act XXVII of 1997.—In the said Act, in Section 21G, for the full stop, at the end, a colon shall be substituted and thereafter the following proviso shall be added, namely:—

"Provided that the Courts of Zila Qazi or Azafi Zila Qazi established under the Shariah Nizam-e-Adl Regulation, 2009 shall deemed to be the court and shall try all cases so assigned to them by the administrative judge designated under sub-section (2) or sub-section (4) of Section 13, as the case may be."

19.     Amendment of Section 25, Act XXVII of 1997.—In the said Act, in Section 25;—

(a)     in sub-section (3), for the word "seven" the word "fifteen" shall be substituted; and

(b)     in sub-section (4), for the word "fifteen" the world "thirty" shall be substituted.

20.     Insertion of new Section 27A, Act XXVII of 1997.—In the said Act, after Section 27, the following new section shall be inserted, namely:—

"27A Presumption of proof against accused.—Any person having in possession any explosive substance with or without explosive devices without lawful justification or having been unlawfully concerned with such explosive substance and devices, shall be presumed, unless contrary is proved, that the explosive substance was for the purpose of terrorism.".

21.     Amendment of Section 28, Act XXVII of 1997.—In said Act, in Section 28, after the word "concerned" the words "on the application of any party to the proceedings" or on the application of the Federal Government or a Provincial Government shall be inserted.

22.     Substitution of Section 35, Act XXVII of 1997.—In the said Act, for Section 35 the following shall be substituted, namely:—

"35. Powers to make rules.—The Federal Government or a Provincial Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act."

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