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The Punjab Laws (Repealing and Removal of Difficulties) Ordinance, 2022

(Punjab Ordinance No. ____ of 2022)

[16 June 2022]

An

Ordinance

to repeal certain laws, and to make certain other provisions.

It is necessary to repeal certain laws on the basis of being discriminatory, transgressive, arbitrary, violative of the constitutional provisions and align to the legal regime of the Province of the Punjab, and to make provisions regarding issuance of notifications regarding summoning and prorogation of Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.

Provincial Assembly of the Punjab is not in session and Governor of the Punjab is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action.

In exercise of the powers conferred under clause (1) of Article 128 of Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Governor of the Punjab is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:---

1. Short title and commencement. (1) This Ordinance may be cited as the Punjab Laws (Repealing and Removal of Difficulties) Ordinance, 2022.

(2) This Ordinance shall come into force at once.

2. Notifications regarding summoning and prorogation of Provincial Assembly of the Punjab. Whenever Provincial Assembly of the Punjab is summoned or prorogued, either by the Governor or the Speaker, Secretary to the Government of the Punjab, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Department shall issue notifications regarding summoning or prorogation of Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.

3. Repeal of certain laws. The following laws are hereby repealed:---

(a) The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab Secretariat Services Act, 2019 (IX of 2019);

(b) The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab Privileges (Amendment) Act, 2021 (XXI of 2021); and

(c) The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab Privileges (Amendment) Act, 2021 (XXVI of 2021).

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