Central Law Officers Ordinance 1970

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ORDINANCE VII OF 1970

CENTRAL LAW OFFICERS ORDINANCE, 1970

An Ordinance to provide for appointment of Central Law Officers

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, 28th March 1970]

No. F. 24(1)/70‑Pub.‑The following Ordinance made by the President on the 26th March 1970, is hereby published for general information :‑

Whereas it is expedient to provide for appointment of Central Law officers and to confer on them the right of audience in all Courts in Pakistan;

And whereas the national interest of Pakistan in relation to the achieve ment of uniformity requires; Central legislation in the matter ;

*Now,*therefore, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the 25th day of March 1969, read with the Provisional Constitution Order, 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.‑(I)*This Ordinance may be called the Central Law Officers Ordinance, 1970.

(2) It shall come into Force at once.

*2. Appointment of Central Law Officers.‑‑(1)*The President may appoint one or more Additional Attorneys‑General, Deputy Attorneys- General and Standing Counsel as he may consider necessary.

(2) A person appointed under subsection (1) shall hold office during the pleasure of the President and shall receive such remuneration and shall be subject to such conditional as may be determined by the President.

3. Qualification of the‑ Central Law Officers.‑Noperson shall be quali fies, for appointment under subsection (1) of section 2 unless,‑

*(a)*in the case of an Additional Attorney‑General and a Deputy Attorney‑General, he is qualified for appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court, and

(b) in the case of Standing Counsel, he is qualified for appointment as a ,Judge of a High Court, but no person shall be appointed under the said subsection if he is or has been a Judge of the Supreme Court or of a High Court.

4. Right of audience.‑In theperformance of their official duties, the Additional Attorney‑General, Deputy Attorney‑General and Standing Counsel shall have the right of audience in all Courts in Pakistan.

  1. *Repeal and savings.‑(1)*The Deputy Attorney‑General and Standing Counsel Order, 1960 is hereby repealed.

(2) Notwithstanding the aforesaid repeal, any person holding office as Deputy Attorney‑General or Standing Counsel immediately before the commencement of this Ordinance shall be deemed to have been appointed as such under this Ordinance as if this Ordinance were in force at the time when he was so appointed.

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