An Act further to amend the Punjab Animals Slaughter Control Act, 1963.

[Gazette of Punjab, Extraordinary, 30th July, 2012]


No. PAP-Legis-2(119)/2012/727. The Punjab Animals Slaughter Control (Amendment) Bill 2012, originally passed by the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on the 7th day of June 2012, was sent to the Governor of the Punjab for assent. The Governor returned the Bill for reconsideration by the Assembly. The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, after reconsideration, again passed the Bill on the 18th day of July 2012. The Bill was again sent to the Governor for assent on the 19th day of July 2012. Since the Governor has not assented to the Bill within the stipulated period of ten days, the same is deemed to have been assented to in terms of clause (3) of Article 116 of the Constitution, and is published as an Act of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.

Preamble.–Whereas it is expedient further to amend the Punjab Animals Slaughter Control Act, 1963 (III of 1963) for purposes hereinafter appearing;

It is enacted as follows:–

  1. Short title and commencement.–(1) This Act may be cited as the Punjab Animals Slaughter Control (Amendment) Act, 2012.

(2)  It shall come into force at once.

  1. Amendment in Section 2 of Act III of 1963.–In the Punjab Animals Slaughter Control Act, 1963 (III of 1963), in Section 2, for clause (a), the following shall be substituted:–


“(a)      “animal” means a bull, bullock, buffalo, buffalo-bull, camel, cow, goat, ostrich, sheep or any other animal of any age domesticated in captivity;”

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