EXPLOSIVE SUBSTANCES (AMENDMENT)
ACT, 2017

An Act further to amend the Explosive Substances Act, 1908

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, 27th May, 2017]

ACT NO. XVI OF 2017

No. F.9(6)/2017-Legis.–The following Act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) received the assent of the President on 23rd May, 2017 and is hereby published for general information:

WHEREAS it is expedient Further to amend the Explosive Substances Act, 1908 (IV of 1908) in its application to the Islamabad Capital Territory for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

1.  Short title and commencement.–(1) This Act may be called the Explosive Substances (Amendment) Act, 2017.

(2)  It shall come into force at once.

2.  Amendment of Section 7, Act IV of 1908.–In the Explosive Substances Act, 1908 (IV of 1908), in Section 7,–

(a)      after the words “Provincial Government”, the words “to which intimation shall be sent within two days of the registration of the case’’ shall be added;

(b)      for full stop at the end a colon shall be substituted and thereafter the following proviso shall be added, namely:–

          “Provided that if the consent is neither received nor refused within sixty days of the registration of case by the Government such consent shall be deemed to have been duly given.”