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An Act further to amend the Diplomatic and Consular Officers (Oath and Fees) Act, 1948

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, 19th October, 2022]

No. F. 9(24)/2022-Legis., dated 18.10.2022.–The following Act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) received the assent of the President on 14th October, 2022 and is hereby published for general information:–

WHEREAS, it is expedient further to amend the Diplomatic and Consular Officer (Oath and Fees) Act, 1948 (Act No. XXI of 1948), for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

1. Short titled and commencement.–(1) This Act shall be called the Diplomatic and Consular Officers (Oath and Fees) (Amendment) Act, 2022.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Amendment in Section 3, Act XXI of 1948.–In the Diplomatic and Consular Officers (Oath and Fees) Act, 1948 (XXI of 1948), hereinafter referred to as the said Act, in Section 3, in sub-section (1), after the word “administer”, the expression “‘either online or in physical form,” shall be inserted.

3. Addition of Section 9, Act XXI of 1948.–In the said Act, after Section 8, the following new section shall be added, namely:–

9. Power to make rules.–The Federal Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.”