GOATS (RESTRICTION) ORDINANCE, 1959
(W.P. Ordinance XLII of 1959)
1. Short title and
3. Restriction on
grazing etc., of goats.
4. Power to regulate
movement of goats.
5. Power to regulate
slaughter of goats.
7. Offences to be
cognizable and bailable.
8. Power of certain
officers to arrest offender.
9. Person arrested and
goats seized to be released on bond.
10. Power to try the
11. Protection of action
taken under the Ordinance.
12. Power to make rules.
GOATS (RESTRICTION) ORDINANCE, 1959
(W.P. Ordinance XLII
An Ordinance to restrict the number
of goats in [the
WHEREAS it is expedient in the public interest to restrict the number of
goats in the province of [the
Now, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the
Presidential Proclamation of the seventh day of October, 1958, and in
exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the Governor of West
Pakistan is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-
1. Short title and extent.—
(1) This Ordinance may be called the
Goats (Restriction) Ordinance, 1959.
(2) It extends to the whole of
the province of [the
Punjab] except [*
* *] [the
2. Definitions.— In this Ordinance,
unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions shall have
the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say—
(i) “Government” means
Government of the Punjab];
(ii) “prescribed” means
prescribed by rules made under this Ordinance;
(iii) “slaughter-house” means
any building premises or place used in connection with the business of
killing or slaughtering animals intended for human consumption, and shall
include a public slaughter-house maintained by a local authority and a
private slaughter-house duly licensed for that purpose under any law for the
time being in force.
3. Restriction on grazing etc., of
goats.— Government may, by notification,
declare that in any specified area, hereinafter referred to as local area it
shall be unlawful—
(a) after twelve months of the
publication of the notification, to graze or pasture goats on any land; and
(b) after eighteen months of the
publication of the notification, to keep goats:
Provided that Government may in any area
permit the keeping of goats subject to such conditions as may be prescribed.
4. Power to regulate movement of
goats.— Government may in such manner as may be
the leading, driving, conducting or conveying of goats in any local area.
5. Power to regulate slaughter of goats.—
Government may in such manner as may be prescribed regulate the slaughter of
goats including the proportion of the goats to the sheep that may be
slaughtered in a slaughter-house on any day.
6. Penalty.— Any person who
contravenes the provisions of section 3, section 4 or section 5 or such of
the rules made under this Ordinance as may be specified shall be punished
with imprisonment which may extend to six months, or with fine which may
extend to five hundred rupees, or with both, and in addition thereto the
goat concerned in the offence shall be forfeited to Government.
7. Offences to be cognizable and
bailable.— Notwithstanding any thing contained in
the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898,
an offence punishable under this Ordinance shall be cognizable and bailable
within the meaning of the said Code.
8. Power of certain officers to arrest
offender.— (1) Any officer specially empowered by Government in this
behalf may, without order from a magistrate and without a warrant, arrest
any person committing an offence under this Ordinance or the rules made
thereunder and may seize the goat concerned in the offence.
(2) The officer making an arrest under
sub-section (1) shall, without unnecessary delay and subject to the
provisions of this Ordinance as to release on bond, take or send the person
arrested and such goat to the nearest police station.
9. Person arrested and goats seized to be
released on bond.— (1) Any officer making an arrest under sub-section
(1) of section 8 shall release such person on his executing a bond to
appear, when so required, before the officer incharge of the nearest police
(2) Where any officer, as aforesaid,
has seized any goat, he shall release it to the person from whose possession
it was seized or to the owner thereof on his executing a bond for producing
it before the officer incharge of the nearest police station.
10. Power to try the offence
summarily.— An offence under this Ordinance shall
be summarily triable and in such proceedings the provisions for summary
trial prescribed in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898,
11. Protection of action taken under the
Ordinance.— No suit shall lie against any officer for anything done by
him in good faith under this Ordinance.
12. Power to make rules.—
(1) Government may, after previous publication, make rules
to carry out the purposes of this Ordinance.
(2) In particular and without prejudice
to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or
any of the following matters, namely:-
(a) procedure for
application of this Ordinance to any local area;
(b) conditions and
procedure for permission to keep goats in a local area;
(c) regulation of the
leading, driving, conducting or conveying of goats in or through a local
(d) regulation of the
proportion of goats and sheep slaughtered in a slaughter-house; and
(e) maintenance of records
and submission of return relating to slaughter of goats and sheep.