The Conciliation Courts west Pakistan Amendment Ordinance 1966

[4th April 1966].
further to amend the Conciliation Courts Ordinance, 1961, in its application to the Province of West Pakistan.

            WHEREAS it is expedient Further to amend the Conciliation Courts Ordinance, 1961 (Ordinance XLIV of 1961), in its application to the Province of West Pakistan, for the purposes hereinafter appearing;


AND WHEREAS the Provincial Assembly of West Pakistan is not in session and the Governor of West Pakistan is satisfied that circumstances exist which render immediate legislation necessary;
NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by clause (1) of Article 79 of the Constitution, the Governor of West Pakistan is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance :—

1.         (1) This Ordinance may be called the Conciliation Courts (West Pakistan Amendment) Ordinance 1966.

Short title extent and commencement.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2.         In the Conciliation Courts Ordinance, 1961, in its application to the Province of West Pakistan, hereinafter referred to as the said Ordinance, in section 3, after sub-section (2), the following new sub-section shall be inserted, namely:

Amendment of section 3 of Ordinance.

"2-A) Cases relating to matters falling under Section A of Part I and Section A of Part II of the Schedule, against any Government servant, shall be excluded from conciliation except where a certificate is granted by Government or an officer authorised by Government in that behalf to the effect that the Government servant had not acted in the discharge of his official duties.".

      This Ordinance was approved by the West Pakistan Provincial Assembly under Article 79(3) of the Constitution at its meeting held on 6th June 1966, see Gazette of West Pakistan, 1966, Extraordinary pages 1610- C to 1610-E.

Amendment of section 15 of Ordinance XLIV of 1961

3.         In section 15 of the said Ordinance, for Sub-section (1) the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely:-

"(1)   Save as otherwise expressly provided by or under this Ordinance, the provisions of the Evidence Act, 1872 (1) of 1872), other than those contained in section 123, 124 and 125, of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1898 (V of 1898) and the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (V of 1908 Shall not apply to proceedings before, any Conciliation court."

Amendment of section 16 of Ordinance XLIV of 1961

4.         In section 16 of the said Ordinance , in sub-section (1), the Words "or before any Controlling Authority or other authority exercising powers under this Ordinance shall be omitted.


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