An Act further to amend the National Counter Terrorism Authority Act, 2013

ACT NO. XIV OF 2020

NATIONAL COUNTER TERRORISM AUTHORITY (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2020

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, 21st March, 2020]

No. F. 22(30)/2019-Legis., dated 20.3.2020.–The following Act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) received the assent of the President on the 18th March, 2020 is hereby Published for general information:-

WHEREAS it is expedient further to amend the National Counter Terrorism Authority Act, 2013 (XIX of 2013) for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

It is hereby enacted as follows:-

  1. Short title and commencement.–(1) This Act shall be called the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Amendment) Act, 2020.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

  1. Amendment of Section 3, Act XIX of 2013.–In the National Counter Terrorism Authority Act, 2013 (XIX of 2013), hereinafter referred to as the said Act, in Section 3, sub-section (2) shall be omitted.
  2. Substitution of Section 5, Act XIX of 2013.–In the said Act, for Section 5, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

5. Board of Governors.–(1) The Authority shall have a Board of Governor comprising,–

(a)    Minister In-charge of Interior Division Chairman
(b)    Secretary, Interior Division Member
(c)    Secretary, Defence Division Member
(d)   Secretary, Law and Justice Division Member
(e)    Secretary, Finance Division Member
(f)    One member from the opposition and one member from Treasury benches respectively in the Senate of Pakistan to be nominated by the Chairman Senate; Members
(g)    One member from the opposition and one member from Treasury benches respectively in the National Assembly to be nominated by the Speaker, National Assembly; Members
(h)   Director General, Intelligence Bureau Member
(i)    Director General, Federal Investigation Agency Member
(j)    Director General (CT), Inter-Services Intelligence Member
(k)   Representative of Directorate General, Military Intelligence (Not less than DG) Member
(l)    National Coordinator of the Authority Member
(m)  Home Secretaries of the Provinces of Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and State of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Chief Commissioner, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Members
(n)   Inspector General of Police of Provinces of Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), Gilgit-Baltistan and State of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Members

(2) The National Coordinator of the Authority shall act as the Secretary to the Board.

(3) The Board may invite any person to the meeting on special invitation.

  1. Amendment of Section 6, Act XIX of 2013.–In the said Act, in Section 6,–

(i)      Sub-section (1) and sub-section (2) shall be omitted; and

(ii)      In sub-section (3), in the proviso, the expression “notwithstanding anything contained in sub-clause (6),” shall be omitted.

  1. Amendment of Section 8, Act XIX of 2013.–In the said Act, in Section 8, for sub-section (1), the following shall be substituted, namely:-

8. Executive Committee.–(1) The Board shall be assisted by an Executive Committee comprising the following, namely:-

(a)    National Coordinator, NACTA Convener
(b)    Additional Secretary, Finance Division Member
(c)    Additional Secretary, Interior Division Member
(d)   Additional Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Member
(e)    Additional Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice Member
(f)    Additional Secretaries Home of the Provinces of Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and State of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and representative of Chief Commissioner, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). Members

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