RULES, 1984

31st December, 1984

In exercise of the powers conferred by subsection (3) of section 1 of the Companies Ordinance, 1985 (XLVII of 1984), the Federal Government is pleased to appoint the first day of January, 1985, to he the date on which the provisions of the said Ordinance other those of section 41, section 88, section 203, section 226, section 295 to 437 and section 443 to 449, shall come into force.

1.         Short title and commencement. – (1) These rules may be called the Corporate Law Authority Rules, 1984.

(2)        They shall come into force at once.

2.         Definitions. – (1) In these rules, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject of context,–

a)        “Application” includes as application, petition or appeal submitted to the Authority under the Ordinance or these rules;

(b)        “Authority” means the Corporate Law Authority constituted under section 1 I of the Ordinance;

(c)  “Chairman” means the Chairman of the Authority;
(d)        “Member” means a member of the Authority and includes the Chairman;
(e)        “Ordinance” means the Companies Ordinance, 1984 (XLVII of 1984); and
(f)         “Section” means a section of the Ordinance.

(2)        All other terms and expressions used but not defined in these rules shall have the same meanings as in the Ordinance.

3.         Consideration questions by circulation. – The Chairman may, by general or special order, direct that any matter which is required to be considered by the Authority in a meeting may be disposed of by circulation instead of at a meeting of the Authority.

4.         Mode of submission of applications, etc. – Unless otherwise prescribed, an application made to the Authority shall he:-

(i)         Duly signed, dated and verified by as affidavit by the person making it and, in the case of a company signed and verified by its chief executive or director, secretary or liquidator;
(ii)        Neatly and legibly written, typed or printed, shall precisely set out the facts, grounds and claims or relief applied for in serially numbered paragraphs and specify the relevant provisions of law under which action or relief is applied for ;
(iii)       Accompanied by documents referred to or relief upon and, in the case of a petition for review of or an appeal against, any order of decision, by a certified copy of such order or decision;
(iv)      Accompanied by three spare copies, duly signed, dated and verified and accompanied by the documents as aforesaid; and

(v)        Accompanied by the original receipt for the fee for an application as specified in the Sixth Schedule to the Ordinance;

5.         Manner of disposal of application, etc.- On receipt of an application, the Authority shall, unless it rejects or dismisses the same in limine or returns it for removal of any defect or shortcoming or otherwise disposes of the same, institute such enquiries or proceedings in respect of any matter as may, in the opinion of the Authority he necessary to obtain the information or evidence respecting any matter concerning the application and may provide an opportunity to the applicant or any other person interested in the matter of being heard before arriving at a decision.

6. Appearance by authorised representative. – Any person who is entitled or required to attend before the Authority in connection with any proceeding under the Ordinance, otherwise than when required to attend personally, may he represented at such attendance by a duly authorised Advocate, a member of the institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan or the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan Practitioning in Pakistan or a director or officer of the company or any other person authorised in writing in this behalf by the person so entitled or required to attend.

7. Authentication of orders and decisions of the Authority – All orders and decisions of the Authority, shall be authenticated by the signature of an officer of the Authority empowered in this behalf by the Authority.

8. Seal of the Authority. – There shall be an official seal of the Authority which shall be affixed on such documents and in such manner as may be specified by Authority