XLVI OF 1981

31st December, 1981

An Ordinance to provide for the
control of exit of certain persons from Pakistan.

Whereas it is expedient to provide for the control of exit of certain persons from Pakistan.

And whereas the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action :

Now, therefore, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the Fifth day of July, 1977, read with the Provisional Constitution Order, 1981 and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:

1. Short title, extent and commencement. (1) This Ordinance may be called the Exit from Pakistan (Control) Ordinance, 1981.

(2) It extends to the whole of Pakistan.

(3) It shall come into force at once.

2. Power to prohibit exit from Pakistan. (1) The Federal Government may, by order, prohibit any person or class of persons from proceeding from Pakistan to a destination outside Pakistan, notwithstanding the fact that such person is in possession of valid travel documents.

“(2) Before making an order under sub-section (1), the Federal Government shall afford a reasonable opportunity of showing cause to the person against whom is intends to issue the order.

(3) The Federal Government shall immediately deliver a coy of the order made under sub-section (1), alongwith the grounds for the order, to the person against whom the order has been issued. The Federal Government shall also cause publication of all such orders in the official Gazette and shall release a copy of the same for publication in the press, immediately on issuance of order under sub-section (1)”.

3. Review. (1) Any person aggrieved by an order of the Federal Government under sub-section (1) of section 2 may, within fifteen days of the making of the order, make a representation to the Federal Government for a review of the order, setting out in the representation the grounds on which he seeks the review.

(2) The Federal Government may, after giving the person making a representation an opportunity of being heard, make such order as it may deem fit.

(3) Subject to the order of the Federal Government in review, an order under sub-section (1) of section 2 shall be final and shall not be called in question before any courts or other authority.

4. Punishment. Whoever contravenes, or attempts or conspires to contravene, or abets the contravention of, any order made under sub-section (1) of section 2 shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years.

5. Power to make rules. The Federal Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Ordinance.

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