PAKISTAN CRIMINAL LAW AMENDMENT ACT, 1958

Notification under section 4(1) (2)

27th July, 1961

             No. Judl. l/3(3)//59.-In exercise of the powers conferred on him by subsection (1) of section 3 and subsections (1) and (2) of section 4 of the Pakistan Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1958, in its application to the province of West Pakistan except the special Areas and in supersession of the Government of West Pakistan, Home Department Notifications No. Judi. 1/3/(3)/59, dated the 1st March , 1960, and No. Judl. 1/3(3)/59, dated the 10th September, 1960 the Governor of West Pakistan is pleased-

(a) to appoint all Sessions Judges, Additional Sessions Judges, Assistant Sessions Judges, District Magistrates and Additional District Magistrates who have either for at least ten years held a judicial office in Pakistan or for a period of not less than three years, exercised, whether continuously or not, the powers under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 of a Sessions Judge, an Additional Sessions Judge or an Assistant Sessions Judge or of a district Magistrate or an Additional District Magistrate to be ex officio Special Judges within their respective sessions divisions/districts for the trial of offences under the said Act, and

(b) to declare that:

(i) every Sessions Judge who is qualified within the meaning of subsection 92, of the said Act for appointment as Special Judge, shall be the Senior Special Judge within his sessions division;

(ii) every District Magistrate, who is qualified within the meaning of subsection (2) of section 3 of the said Act for appointment as Special Judge, shall be the Senior Special Judge for his district if the Sessions Judge having jurisdiction in that district is not qualified for appointment as a Special Judge; and

(iii) the Special Judge, Anti-Corruption, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar or Sukkur or the Special Judge-cum-Enquiry officer, Hyderabad, as the case may be, shall be the Senior Special Judge for those areas within his respective jurisdiction in which neither the Sessions Judge nor the District Magistrate having jurisdiction therein, is qualified for appointment as a Special Judge.