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Federal Laws (Revision and Declaration) Act, 1951


ACT No. XXVI of 1951


(For Statement of Objects and Reasons, see Gaz. of P.,1951, Pt. V, p. 182.

 

The Act has been applied to Baluchistan in respect of enactments in force in Baluchistan, see ibid. 1952, Pt. I, p. 140; and extended to the Leased Areas of Baluchistan, by the Leased Areas (Laws) Order, 1950 (G. G. O. 3 of 1950) It has also been applied in the Federated Areas of Baluchistan, see Gaz. of P., 1953, Pt. I, p. 152.)


[10th May, 1951]

 

An Act to revise the Federal laws and make certain declarations in this regard in order to enable the same to be printed.


WHEREAS it is expedient, to the end that the Federal laws may be known in their true form, that all the Central Acts and Ordinances of Pakistan as enacted, adapted, modified or amended since the 14th of August, 1947 and in force should be printed;


AND WHEREAS certain steps to enable such printing have already been taken by the promulgation of certain Orders of the Governor General in 1947, 1948 and 1949, and by the enactment of certain amendments and repeals;


AND WHEREAS it is expedient that these steps should now be completed by giving effect to the amendments, repeals and declarations in this Act contained so that by establishing the text of the existing Central Acts and Ordinances of Pakistan the same may now, for the first time and in their true form, be printed in their entirety;


It is hereby enacted as follows:---


1. Short title ---- This Act may be called the Federal Laws (Revision and Declaration) Act, 1951.


2. Whole repeal of certain Federal laws. ---The Acts and Ordinances specified in the First Schedule are hereby wholly repealed.


3. Partial repeal of certain Federal laws. ------The Acts and Ordinances specified in the Second Schedule are hereby repealed to the extent mentioned in the fourth column thereof.


4. Amendment of certain Federal laws. ----The Acts and Ordinances specified in the Third Schedule are hereby amended to the extent and in the manner mentioned in the fourth column thereof.


5. Amendment of certain laws on Federal subjects. ----The Acts specified in the Fourth Schedule are hereby amended to the extent and in the manner mentioned therein.


6. Declaration regarding laws not applicable in Pakistan.----The Acts and Ordinances specified in the Fifth Schedule which were in force in British India on the fourteenth day of August, 1947, are hereby declared to be no part of the laws of Pakistan.


7. Savings.---The repeal by this Act of any Act or Ordinance shall not affect,---


(i) the operation of any Act or Ordinance so repealed or the validity, invalidity, effect or consequences of anything already done or suffered thereunder; or


(ii) any right, title, privilege, obligation or liability, acquired, accrued or incurred, thereunder or any release or discharge already granted of or from any, debt, penalty, obligation, liability, claim or demand, or any indemnity, already granted, or the proof of any past act or thing; or


(iii) any penalty, forfeiture or punishment incurred in respect of any offence committed against any Act or Ordinance so repealed; or


(iv) any investigation, legal proceeding or remedy in respect of any such right, title, privilege, obligation, liability, penalty, forfeiture or punishment as aforesaid;


and any such investigation, legal proceeding or remedy may be instituted, continued or enforced, and any such penalty, forfeiture or punishment may be imposed, as if this Act had not been passed;


nor shall the repeal by this Act of any Act or Ordinance by which the text of any law was amended by the express omission, insertion or substitution of any matter, affect the continuance of any such amendment in operation at the commencement of this Act, unless a different intention was expressly stated in the Act or Ordinance by which the amendment was made;


nor shall this Act revive or restore anything not in force or existing at the time of its commencement, or affect any law in which any Act or Ordinance hereby repealed has been applied, incorporated or referred to, or affect any principle or rule of law, or established jurisdiction, form, or cause of pleading, practice, or procedure, or existing usage, customs, privilege, restriction, exemption, office or appointment, notwithstanding that they respectively may have been in any manner affirmed, recognized or derived by, in or from any Act or Ordinance hereby repealed.


8. Certain expressions to be substituted.---Wherever the expression “British Baluchistan” or the expression “West Punjab” occurs (otherwise than in a title or preamble or in a citation or description of any enactment) in a Central Act or Ordinance, whether an Act or Ordinance mentioned in the Second or Third Schedule to this Act or not, then, unless that expression is by this Act expressly directed to be otherwise modified, or to stand unmodified or to be omitted, there shall be substituted for the first expression, the expression “Baluchistan”, and for the second expression, the expression “the Punjab”.


9. References to Acts by short title.---Every reference in any Central Act or Ordinance ordered by this Act to be printed, to any other Central Act or Ordinance in force at the time of the printing shall refer to that Act or Ordinance by its short title as in force at the time of the printing.


10. Complete edition of central Acts and Ordinances to be printed---‑(1) The Central Acts and Ordinances of Pakistan as in force immediately after the passing of this Act shall be printed as soon as may be thereafter.


(2) Notwithstanding anything in this Act every Central Act and Ordinance so to be printed shall be printed subject to the provisions of any law hereafter enacted and in force at the time of the said printing.


(3) Any Central Act passed hereafter and i force before the said printing is completed shall, notwithstanding that it may be otherwise printed, be also printed as part of the said printing.


(4) In the printing of the Estate Duty Act, 1950, the sections and sub‑sections thereof shall be numbered and the clauses and sub‑clauses thereof shall be lettered in due order, references in any provision of the Act to any other provision thereof being altered where necessary and printed accordingly.


11. Declaration of expiry.---For the removal of doubts, the Coal Production Fund (Repealing) Ordinance, 1947, and the Tea (Export Licenses) Ordinance, 1947, are hereby declared to have expired on the 25 October, 1947, and the 23rd November, 1947, respectively.

 

Ord VI of 1947 Ord. VIII of 1947.


THE FIRST SCHEDULE


ACTS AND ORDINANCES WHOLLY REPEALED


(See section 2)


[Not Reproduced (The Schedules have not been reproduced here as the repeals, amendments, modifications, etc., made by them have been given effect to in the appropriate places in printing the Statute‑book.)]


THE SECOND SCHEDULE


ACTS AND ORDINANCES PARTIALLY REPEALED


(See section 3)


[Not Reproduced (The Schedules have not been reproduced here as the repeals, amendments, modifications, etc., made by them have been given effect to in the appropriate places in printing the Statute‑book.)]


THE THIRD SCHEDULE


AMENDMENTS


(See section 4)


[Not Reproduced (The Schedules have not been reproduced here as the repeals, amendments, modifications, etc., made by them have been given effect to in the appropriate places in printing the Statute‑book.)]


THE FOURTH SCHEDULE


MODIFICATIONS OF CERTAIN ACTS, ORIGINALLY PASSED IN THE


PROVINCES AND NOW THE CONCERN OF THE CENTRE


(See section 5)


[Not Reproduced (The Schedules have not been reproduced here as the repeals, amendments, modifications, etc., made by them have been given effect to in the appropriate places in printing the Statute‑book.)]


THE FIFTH SCHEDULE


ACTS AND ORDINANCES NOT PART OF PAKISTAN LAWS


(See section 6)


[Not Reproduced (The Schedules have not been reproduced here as the repeals, amendments, modifications, etc., made by them have been given effect to in the appropriate places in printing the Statute book.

 

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