(Pb Ord XXVIII of 2002)
[1st June, 2002]
An Ordinance further to amend
the Punjab Local Government Elections Ordinance, 2000.

Whereas it is expedient further to amend the Punjab Local Government Elections Ordinance, 2000 (V of 2000), in the manner hereinafter appearing;
And whereas the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab is dissolved and the Governor is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;
And whereas under Article 4 of the Provisional Constitution (Amendment) Order No. 9 of 1999, as amended by the Chief Executive Order No. 11 of 2000, the Governor of a Province may issue and promulgate an Ordinance;
Now, therefore, in exercise of the aforesaid powers and all other powers enabling him in that behalf, the Governor of the Punjab is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-

1. Short title and commencement.- (1) This Ordinance may be called the Punjab Local Government Elections (Amendment) Ordinance, 2002.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Amendment in section 18-A of Ordinance V of 2000.- In the said Ordinance, in section 18-A, after sub-section (3) the following new sub-section (3-A) shall be inserted:-
“(3-A) The period of one year referred to in sub-section (3) shall be computed from the date of assumption of office of the Council:

Provided that in the year in which general elections for the National or Provincial Assemblies are to be held, the by-elections may be held within eighteen months.