Electricity Control (West Pakistan) Order, 1966



8th October, 1966

WHEREAS, a shortage has occurred in the supply of electrical energy in the Province of West Pakistan;

AND WHEREAS, for meeting the aforesaid emergency resulting from shortage of power, and maintaining supply and service essential to the life of the community, it appears to the Government of West Pakistan to be necessary and expedient that certain restrictions be placed on the consumption of electrical energy in the Province of West Pakistan:

NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred on the Provincial Government under section 2 of the Electricity Control Ordinance, 1965 (XVIII of 1965), read with the Ministry of Industries and Natural Resources Notification No. P-16 (38)/65, dated the 19th September, 1963, the Government of Pakistan is pleased to makes the following Order, namely:

1. (i) This Order may be called the Electricity Control (West Pakistan) Order, 1966.

(ii) It shall come into force at once.

(iii) It extends to the whole of the Province of West Pakistan, except the Divisions of Karachi, Quetta, Kalat and Khairpur.

2. In this Order, the following expressions shall have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say:-

(a) ‘Commercial establishment’ means an establishment which is not a shop but which does the business of advertising, commission, forwarding or commercial agency, or which is an electrical department of a factory or other industrial concern, or which is an insurance company, a joint-stock company or broker’ office and shall include such other class of establishment as the Provincial Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, declare to be a commercial establishment for the purposes of this Order; and

(b) ‘Eating house’ means any premises in which is carried on wholly or principally the business or the supply of meals or refreshment to the public or class of the public and includes a restaurant.

3. (i) No electric lights for decoration, advertisement or display shall be lit between the hours of 5.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. outside industrial and commercial concerns, shops, cinema-houses, theatres and other places of entertainment, eating-houses, commercial establishments or market places except with the previous permission in writing of the District Magistrate concerned.
(ii) Nothing in this clause shall apply to illuminated trade signs of chemists

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