THE
WEST PAKISTAN FAMILY COURTS (SINDH AMENDMENT)
ACT, 1997

15th September, 1997

An Act to amend the West Pakistan
Family Courts Act, 1964, in its application to the Province of Sindh

No.PAS/Legis B 5/97, dated 15 9 1997. The West Pakistan Family Courts (Sindh Amendment) Bill, 1997 having been passed by the Provincial Assembly of Sindh on 7th May, 1997 and assented to by the Governor of Sindh on 2nd July, 1997 is hereby publisher as an Act of the Legislature of Sindh.

Preamble. Whereas it is expedient to amend the West Pakistan Family Courts Act, 1964, its application to the Province of Sindh, in the manner hereinafter appearing;

It is hereby enacted as follows:

1. Short title and commencement. (1) This Ordinance may be called the West Pakistan Family. Courts (Sindh Amendment) Act, 1997.
(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Insertion of section 25 A in the Pakistan Family Courts Act, 1964. *In the West Pakistan Family Courts Act, 1964, in its application to the Province of Sindh; after section 25 the following new section shall be inserted:
“25 A. Transfer of cases. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any law, the High Court may, either on the application of any party or on its own accord, by an order in writing—
(a) transfer any suit or proceedings under this Act from one Family Court to, another Family Court in the same district or from a Family Court of one district to a .Family Court of another district; and
(b) transfer any appeal or proceedings under this Act from the District Court of one district to the District Court of another district.
(2) Any Court to which a suit, appeal or proceedings is transferred under the preceding subsection, shall, notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, have the jurisdiction to dispose it of in the manner as if it were instituted or filed before it:
Provided that on the transfer of a suit, it shall not be necessary to commence the proceeding before the succeeding Judge de novo unless the Judge, for reasons to be recorded in writing, directs otherwise.”