Armed Forces (Emergency Duties) Act 1947

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THE ARMED FORCES (EMERGENCY DUTIES) ACT, 1947.

[For Statement of Objects and Reasons, see Gazette of India, 1947, Pt. V, p. 128.

The Act has been applied to Baluchistan, see Gazette of India, 1947, Pt. I, p. 535.

The Act has been extended to the Leased Areas of Baluchistan by the Leased Areas (Laws) Order, 1950 (G. G. O. 3 of 1950).]

ACT No. XV of 1947

[20^th^ March, 1947]

An Act to enable duties in connection with vital services to be imposed in an emergency on the Armed Forces of [Subs. by A. O., 1961, Art. 2 and Sch., for the Crown (with effect from the 23rd March, 1956).][Pakistan].

WHEREAS it is expedient to enable duties in connection with vital services to be imposed in an emergency on the Armed Forces of [Subs. by A. O., 1961, Art. 2 and Sch., for the Crown (with effect from the 23rd March, 1956).] [Pakistan]; It is hereby enacted as follows:‑

ACT No. XV of 1947

1. Short title and extent.‑.(1) This Act may be called the Armed Forces (Emer gency Duties) Act, 1947.

[Subs. by the Central Laws (Statute Reform) Ordinance, 1960 (21 of 1960), s. 3 and 2nd Sch. (with effect from the 14th October, 1955), for the original sub‑section (2), as amended by A. O., 1949.] [(2) It extends to the whole of Pakistan.]

2. Emergency duties of Armed Forces. ‑(1) The Central Government may, by notification [For such notification, see Gaz. of P., Ext., 1950, p. 125.] in the official Gazette, declare any specified service to be a service of vital importance to the community:

Provided that such notification shall remain in force for one month in the first instance, but may be extended, from time to time, by a like notification.

(2) Upon a declaration being made under sub‑section (1) and until it is rescinded, it shall be the duty of every person subject to the Indian Army Act, 1911 [Ins. by Ord. 21 of 1960, s. 3 and 2nd Seh. (with effect from the 14^th^ October, 1955).] [or the Pakistan Army Act, 1952], or the Indian Air Force Act, 1932 [Ins. by Ord. 21 of 1960, s. 3 and 2nd Seh. (with effect from the 14^th^ October, 1955).] [or the Pakistan Air Force Act, 1953], or the [Subs. by the Repealing and Amending Ordinance, 1965 (10 of 1965), s. 3 and 2nd Sch., for Naval Discipline Act, in the form in which it is set forth in the First Schedule to the Pakistan Navy (Discipline) Act, 1934 , (with effect from the 1^st^ March, 1962).] [Pakistan Navy Ordinance, 1961], to obey any command given by any superior officer in relation to employment upon or in connection with the service specified in the declaration; and every such command shall be deemed to be a lawful command within the meaning and for the purposes of the said Acts [Added by the Repealing and Amending Ordinance, 1965 (10 of 1965), s. 3 and 2nd Sch. (with effect from the 1^st^ March, 1962).] [or Ordinance]. VIII of 1911. XIV of 1932.

3. [Validation of certain past commands.] Rep. by the Federal Laws (Revision and Declaration) Act, 1951 (XXVI of 1951), s. 3 and Second Schedule.

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