Capital Territory Local Government (Amendment) Ordinance 1979

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ORDINANCE XLV OF 1979

CAPITAL TERRITORY LOCAL GOVERNMENT (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 1979

An Ordinance to amend the Capital Territory Local Government Ordinance, 1979

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part I, 15th September, 1979]

No. F. 17(1)79‑Pub.‑The following Ordinance made by the President, is hereby published for general information :‑

Whereas it is expedient to amend the Capital Territory Local Government Ordinance, 1979 (XXXIX of 1979), for the purpose hereinafter appearing;

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

Now, therefore, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the fifth day of July, 1977, read with the Laws (Continuance in Force) Order, 1977 (C. M. L. A. Order No. 1 of 1977), and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance :‑

1. Short title and commencement. ‑(1) This Ordinance may be called the Capital Territory Local Government (Amendment) Ordinance, 1979.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Insertion of new section 22‑A, Ordinance XXXIX of 1979.‑In the Capital Territory Local Government Ordinance, 1979 (XXXIX of 1979) after section 22, the following new section shall be inserted, namely :‑

"22‑A. Candidates not to contest election on political party basis‑‑(1) No person contesting election to a Union Council shall, directly or indirectly,‑

(a) give himself out as a candidate or nominee of a political party ;

(b) claim, draw or receive any financial or other assistance from any political party for the purposes of the election ;

(c) bear, display or carry any document, sign, insignia, flag or any other thing indicating his association with or affiliation to, a political party ;

(d) seek the votes or sympathies of the people on party basis or on the basis of the manifesto of any political party; or

(e) seek the votes or support of the people by attributing direct or indirect party affiliations to any of his opponents.

(2) Whoever‑

(a) is found by the Election Authority to have contravened the provisions of subsection (1) shall stand disqualified from being a candidate for election to a Union Council for a period of four years ; or

(b) having been elected as a member of a Union Council is found by the Election Authority to have contravened the provisions of subsection (1) shall cease forthwith to hold the office of such member and stand disqualified from being a candidate for election to a Union Council for a period of four years."

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