ACT No. XXXVI of 1952

5th May, 1952
An Act to constitute a force to be
called the [Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Service] and to provide for its discipline

WHEREAS it is expedient to constitute a force to be called the [Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Service], as a part of the Armed Forces of Pakistan, and to provide for its discipline;

1. Short title application and commencement. (1) This Act may be called the [Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Service] Act, 1952.

(2) It applies to the members of the 2[Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Service] wherever they may be.

(3) It shall come into force at once and shall be deemed to have taken effect on the tenth day of May, 1951.

2. Definitions. In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,

(a) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

(b) “regulations” means regulations made under this Act.

3. Constitution of Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Services. There shall be raised and maintained, in the manner hereinafter provided, as part of the Armed Forces of Pakistan [a force] which shall be designated the [Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Service].

4. Liability for service of members of the Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Service. The members of the Pa Stan Armed Forces Nursing Service shall be liable for service with the force or persons subject to the Pakistan Army Act, 1952 the Pakistan Air Force Act, 1953 or the Pakistan Navy Ordinance, 1961.] XXXIX of 1952. VI of 1953. Ord. XXXV of 1961.

5. Members to be of Commissioned rank. All members of the [Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Service] shall be of commissioned rank and shall be appointed as officers of the [Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Service], by the Central Government, by notification in the official Gazette.

6. Eligibility for appointment. (1) Any female citizen shall be eligible for appointment as an officer in the [Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Service] and, if she satisfies the prescribed conditions, may be appointed thereto in the manner laid down in section 5 of this Act.

Provided that a woman who is not a citizen of Pakistan but who otherwise fulfils the conditions laid down by, or under this section for a citizen of Pakistan, may, with the consent of the Central Government, signified in writing, be appointed as an officer in the Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Service].

(2) Every person so appointed shall be subject to this Act and to the rules and regulations made there-under.

7. Dismissal from the Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Services. [dismiss, remove, release, or cause of retirement of,] any officer from the Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Service.]

8. Liability to undergo training and perform duties. Subject to the provisions of this Act, an officer of the Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Service shall be bound to undergo such training and in such manner and to perform such duties in connection with the forces and persons subject to any of the enactments referred to in section 4 as may be laid down by regulations.]

9. Application of the Pakistan Army Act, 1952, the Pakistan Air Force Act, 1953, and the Pakistan Navy Ordinance, 1961, to members of the Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Services. (1) The provisions of the Pakistan Army Act, 1952, shall, to such extent and subject to such adaptation and modifications as may be prescribed, apply to officers of the Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Service, who may be serving with forces . and persons subject to that Act as those provisions apply to officers of the Pakistan Army. XXXIX of 1952.

(2) The provisions of the Pakistan Air Force Act, 1953, shall. to such extent and subject to such adaptations and modifications as may be prescribed, apply to officers of the Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Service, who may be serving with forces and persons subject to that Act as those provisions apply to officers of the Pakistan Air Force. VI of 1953.

(3) The provisions of the Pakistan Navy Ordinance, 1961, shall, to such extent and subject to such adaptations and modifications as may be prescribed, apply to officers of the Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Service, who may be serving with forces and persons subject to that Ordinance as those provisions apply to officers of the Pakistan Navy.] XXXV of 1964.

10. Power to make rules. (I) The Central Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act.

(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, rules may be made under this section,

(a) providing for the medical examination of persons offering themselves for appointment in the [Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Service]; and

(b) providing for any matter which under this Act is to be or may be prescribed.

11.Power to make Regulations– [Any officer or authority empowered in this behalf by the Central Government] may make regulations not inconsistent with this Act and rules made there-under, providing for all matters to be laid down by regulations and generally for all details connected with the organization, pay, allowances, duties, discipline, training, clothing, equipment and leave of members of the Pakistan Armed Forces Nursing Service].

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