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Publication of Laws of Pakistan (Amendment) Act, 2022

The Publication of Laws of Pakistan (Amendment) Act, 2022 has introduced significant changes to the original Publication of Laws of Pakistan Act, 2016. The 2016 Act was enacted following a judgment of the Supreme Court, PLD 2015 SC 257, authored by Justice Jawad S Khawaja. The court had identified issues with the accuracy of certain contract law books, which contained textual errors and did not provide the correct and authentic text of the law. Furthermore, it was discovered that there was no system or mechanism in place to regulate, publish, and review the authentic versions of laws in the country. As a result of the court’s ruling, the government was ordered to establish the necessary arrangements to make authentic versions of laws accessible to the general public. In response, the Parliament passed the Publication of Laws of Pakistan Act, 2016, which established a cell responsible for implementing the provisions of the Act. The Act mandated the registration of publishers and sellers of laws and law books and required both the Federal and Provincial Governments to compile the authentic versions of laws within their respective jurisdictions. The Act provided a comprehensive mechanism to regulate the availability and publication of laws, including the introduction of penalties for unauthorized or inaccurate publications. To enhance the effectiveness of the Act and introduce necessary changes, the government passed the Publication of Laws of Pakistan (Amendment) Act, 2022. This amendment Act has introduced the concept of administrative divisions and administrative departments at the federal and provincial levels, respectively. These divisions and departments have been assigned the responsibility of carrying out the provisions of the Act. Additionally, the amendment Act makes it mandatory for all laws to be available in the Urdu language, ensuring accessibility for a broader audience. Click to Download Click to Download The Publication of Laws of Pakistan (Amendment) Act, 2022:

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Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Act 2023

The Parliament has repleaded The Federal Medical Teaching institutes Act 202l (XII of202l) and passed another Act called, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Act 2023. The Act provides a list of national medical institutions at the end which includes Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad and Federal Medical College, Islamabad and Dental Hospital Islamabad and its School of Dentistry. The Act has been given effect on and from the commencement of the erstwhile act, The Federal Medical Teaching institutes Act 202l (XII of202l). Click to Download

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Parliament legislates to guard its members against preventive detention and arrest for specific period.

Parliament has passed an Act named, the Members of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) Immunities and PrivilegesAct,2023, which provides, among others, to safeguard the members against the preventive detention. The Act says that a member of Parliament cannot be arrested under any law of preventive detention once the session of the Parliament has been called. Further, it provides that in case FIR or reference, as the case may be, has been lodged against any member, such fact shall be brought to the knowledge of the speaker. If the member is arrested and imprisoned by the court order, the committing judge shall intimate the order with reasons to the speaker. Click to download

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The State-Owned Enterprises (Governance and Operation) Act, 2023:

Parliament has legislated an Act called The State-Owned Enterprises (Governance and Operation) Act, 2023 to regulate, govern and make the operation of these enterprises efficient, appropriate, quality-basid and effective. A comprehensive mechanism has been incorporated in the said Act to carry on the purpose of the Act. The Act has been made applicable to all public sector companies as defined in section 2 (54) of the Companies Act, 2017. A board has to be constituted in each public sector company to overlook the overall progress and performance of that company. Similarly, Federal Government has been conferred with the role and power a shareholder enjoys in a company. Further, there must monitoring unit to monitor, among others, the overall progress and performance of the sate-owned enterprises. For the purpose of implementation of the said Act, the Federal Cabinet has to establish aย  committee. Click to download

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