Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Ordinance 2000

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ANTI-TERRORISM (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2000

ORDINANCE XIX OF 2000

An Ordinance further to amend the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997

[Gazette, of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part I, 30th May, 2000]

F.No.2(1)/2000-Pub., dated 30-5-2000.---The following Ordinance made by the President is hereby published for general information:----

Whereas, it is expedient further to amend the Anti-Terrorism Act; 1997 (XXVII of 1997), for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

And whereas, the National Assembly and the Senate stand suspended in pursuance of the Proclamation of Emergency of the fourteenth day of October, 1999, and the Provisional Constitution Order No. l of 1999;

And whereas the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;

Now, therefore, in pursuance of Proclamation of Emergency of the fourteenth day of October, 1999, and Provisional Constitution Order No. l of 1999, as well as Order No. 9 of 1999, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:--

1. Short title and commencement. ---(1) This Ordinance may be called the Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Ordinance, 2000.

(2) It shall come into force at once and shall be deemed to have taken effect from the date of the commencement of Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 (XXVII of 1997).

2. Amendment of section 18, Act XXVII of 1997.--In the Anti- Terrorism Act, 1997 (XXVII of 1997), hereinafter referred to as the said Act, in section 18, in subsection (1), after the word "Court" the words "or a High Court and. Supreme Court of Pakistan" shall be inserted and shall be deemed always to have been so inserted from the date of the commencement of the said Act.

3. Amendment of section 25, Act XXVII of 1997.--In the said Act, in section 25, in subsection (4), after the words "Attorney-General", the words and commas "Deputy Attorney-General, Standing Counsel" and after the words "Advocate-General" the words "or an Advocate of the High Court or the Supreme Court of Pakistan appointed as Public Prosecutor, Additional Public Prosecutor or a Special Public Prosecutor" shall be inserted and shall be deemed always to have been so inserted from the date of the commencement of the said Act.

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