The Foreigners Act, 1946

The Foreigners Act, 1946

The Foreigners Act, 1946. This legislation includes amendments up to and including 1991. It was enacted on 23 November 1946.

PRELIMINARY
2. Definition.

In this Act the following words and expressions are used in the following senses unless a contrary intention appears from the context:

(a) “foreigner” means a person who is a citizen of Pakistan.

(b) “prescribed” means prescribed by orders under this Act.

(c) “Specified” means specified by the direction of a prescribed authority.

3. Powers to make orders.

(1) The Federal Government may by orders make provision either generally or with respect to all foreigners or with respect to any particular foreigner or any prescribed class or description of a foreigner, for prohibiting, regulating or restricting the entry of foreigners into Pakistan, or their departure therefrom or their presence or continued stay therein.

(2) In particular and without prejudice to be generality of the foregoing power, an order made under this section may provide that the foreigner:

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(a) shall not enter Pakistan or shall enter Pakistan only at such times and by such route and at such port or place and subject to the observance of such conditions on arrival as may be prescribed;

(b) shall not depart from Pakistan or shall depart only at such times and by such route from such port or place and subject to the observance of such conditions on departure as may be prescribed;

(c) shall not remain in Pakistan, or in any prescribed area therein;

(d) shall remove himself to, and remain in, such area in Pakistan as may be prescribed;

(e) shall comply with such conditions as may be prescribed or specified:

(i) requiring him to reside in a particular place;

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