The West Pakistan Maintenance of Public Ordinance, 1960

The West Pakistan Maintenance of Public Ordinance, 1960

It is an Ordinance to amend and consolidate the law relating to preventive detention and control of persons and publications connected with the maintenance of public order in West Pakistan. It was enacted on 02 December 1960.

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend and consolidate the law providing for preventive detention and control of persons and publications for reasons connected with public safety, public interest, and the maintenance of public order in the Province of West Pakistan;

Preamble.

NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Presidential Proclamation of the seventh day of October 1958, and having received the previous instructions of the President, the Governor of West Pakistan is pleased, in the exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:—

1. (1) This Ordinance may be called the West Pakistan Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, 1960.

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Short title and extent.

(2) It extends to the whole of the 2[North-West Frontier Province], except [ .. .. ] the [Tribal Areas]

2. In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions shall have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say—

Definitions.

(a) “Code” means the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898; and

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