CONTROL OF NARCOTICS SUBSTANCES (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2023

ACT NO. XXXVIII OF 2023

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An Act further to amend the Control of Narcotics
Substances Act, 1997

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, 5th August, 2023]

No. F. 22(10)/2022-Legis., dated 4.8.2023.–The following Act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) received the assent of the President on the 2nd August, 2023 is hereby published for general information:–

WHEREAS it is expedient further to amend the Control of Narcotics Substances Act, 1997 (XXV of 1997), for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

It is hereby enacted as follows:–

  1. Short title and commencement.–This Act may be called the Control of Narcotics Substances (Amendment) Act, 2023.

(2) If shall come into force at once.

  1. Amendment of Section 9, Act XXV of 1997.–In
    the Control of Narcotics Substances Act, 1997 (XXV of 1997), in Section 9,–

(i)       in sub-section (1), in the Table, in column (3), the words “punishment for death or”, wherever occurring, shall be omitted; and

(ii)      in sub-section (2), in the Table, in the fourth proviso, for the words “may be death or”, the words “shall be” shall be substituted.

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