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EXPLOSIVE SUBSTANCES (PUNJAB AMENDMENT) ACT, 2018

An Act further to amend the Explosive Substances Act, 1908.

[Gazette of Punjab, Extraordinary, 24th May, 2018]

ACT XXV OF 2018

No. PAP/Legis-2(190)/2018/1771.–The Explosive Substances (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2018, having been passed by the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on May 16, 2018, and assented to by the Governor of the Punjab on May 21, 2018, is hereby published as an Act of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.

It is necessary further to amend the Explosive Substances Act; 1908 (VI of 1908) for purposes hereinafter appearing.

Be it enacted by Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as follows:

1.     Short title and commencement.–(1) This Act may be cited as the Explosive Substances (Punjab Amendment) Act, 2018.

(2)  It shall come into force at once.

2.  Amendment in Section 7 of Act VI of 1908.–In the Explosive Substances Act, 1908 (VI of 1908), in its application to Province of the Punjab, in Section 7, for the full stop at the end, a colon shall be substituted and thereafter the following Proviso shall be added:

“Provided that the consent to proceed to the trial of an offence under Section 3 or Section 4 of the Act, shall be deemed to have been given if the Provincial Government does not convey its decision to the Court within sixty days of the report forwarded to it under Section 173 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (V of 1898).”.

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