Members of Provincial Assemblies Privileges (Amendment) Act 1975

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ACT XVIII OF 1975

MEMBERS OF PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLIES' PRIVILEGES (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1975

An Act to amend certain Provincial laws relating to the privileges of the Members of the Provincial Assemblies

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part I, 11th February, 1975]

The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 11th February 1975, and is hereby published for general information:--

Whereas it is expedient to amend certain Provincial laws relating to the privileges of the Members of the Provincial Assemblies for the purpose here inafter appearing ;

And whereas the Proclamation of Emergency referred to in Article 280 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is in force ;

It is hereby enacted as follows :-

**1. Short title.----**This Act may be called the Members of Provincial Assemblies' Privileges (Amendment) Act, 1975.

**2. Definition.---**In this Act, "Provincial laws" mean-

(a) the Provincial Assembly of Baluchistan Privileges Act, 1973 (Baluchistan Act No. VII of 1973) ;

(b) the Provincial Assembly of the North-West Frontier Province Privileges Act, 1973 (N-W.F.P. Act No. XVII of 1973) ;

(c) the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab Privileges Act, 1972 (Punjab Act No. II of 1972) ; and

(d) the Provincial Assembly of Sind Privileges Act, 1972 (Sind Act No. VI of 1972).

**3. Amendment of section 4 of the Provincial laws.-**In each of the Provincial laws, in section 4, in subsection (2), for clause (a) the following shall be substituted and shall be deemed to have been so substituted on the eighth day of February 1975, namely :-

"(a) applying to any Member detained under any such law as is referred to therein-

(i) at any time during the period commencing on the fifteenth day next after the conclusion of a session of the Assembly and ending on the fifteenth day before the commencement of the next session ; or

(ii) for reasons of State connected with defence, external affairs, or the security of Pakistan or any part thereof ; or".

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