National And Provincial Assemblies (Elections) Amendment) Ordinance 1966

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THE NATIONAL AND PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLIES (ELECTIONS) (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 1966

ORDINANCE No. I OF 1966

( Approved by the National Assembly of Pakistan on the 7th Match, 1966, see Gaz. of P. 1966, Ex., p. 93.)

[10th January, 1966]

An Ordinance further to amend the National and Provincial Assemblies (Elections) Act, 1964

WHEREAS it is expedient further to amend the National and Provincial Assemblies (Elections) Act, 1964, for the purposes hereinafter appearing VII of 1964 ;

AND WHEREAS the National Assembly is not in session and the Speaker of the National Assembly, acting as President under Article 16 of the Constitution, is satisfied that circumstances exist which render immediate legislation necessary ;

Now, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 29 of the Constitution, and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, the Speaker of the National Assembly, acting as President as aforesaid, is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance :-

1. Short title and commencement.-(1) This Ordinance may be called the National and Provincial Assemblies (Elections) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1966.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Amendment of section 61, Act VII of 1964. In the National and Provincial Assemblies (Elections) Act, 1964, hereinafter referred to as the said Act, in section 61, in sub-section (2), for clause (b) the following shall be substituted and shall be deemed always to have been so substituted, namely :--

"(b) a person who has, for a period of not less than ten years, been an advocate of a High Court ; and".

3. Amendment of section 1, Ordinance XLIX of 1965. In the National and Provincial Assemblies (Elections) (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1965, in section 1, in sub -section (1), for the word "Second" the word "Fourth" shall be substituted and shall be deemed always to have been so substituted XLIX of 1965.

4. Validation. Any member of an Election Tribunal appointed under section 61 of the said Act before the commencement of this Ordinance shall be deemed to have been appointed under that section as amended by this Ordinance and the appointment of any such member shall not be questioned merely on the ground that he was not qualified to be such member on the date of his appointment.

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