President Mamnoon promulgates anti-terrorism (amendment) ordinance 2013

Recent PostPresident Mamnoon promulgates anti-terrorism (amendment) ordinance 2013

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has promulgated Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Ordinance 2013, bringing into immediate effect the Anti-Terrorism Act.

Under Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Act, arrest will be made on complaints regarding extortionist activity, kidnapping for ransom and target killing and the people arrested for investigation, will be detained for three months.

   

Under the ordinance, the suspected people will be arrested in view of threat to national security and solidarity. The ordinance allows military and civil armed forces to arrest the suspects and form joint probe team.

The courts have been permitted to hear the cases of terrorism through video link and evidences received from the electronic sources will be acceptable in the cases. Under the ordinance, the security of the witnesses will be ensured.

The cases of terrorism can be shifted from one province to the other. No arrested person will be allowed access to mobile phone.

It should be mentioned here that President Mamnoon had signed the ordinance before he left for Hajj. The ordinance was issued after establishment of Anti-Terrorism Force by Prime Minister.

Must read

Recent News

Aurangzeb meets foreign investors in Dubai, highlights Pakistan’s competitive advantages for investors

0
DUBAI, UAE:  The Federal Minister for Finance Muhammad Aurangzeb met foreign investors including Abdulla Bin Lahej and Mohammed Hilal bin Tarraf Al Mansoori in...

Earth Day: Joint efforts emphasized in fight against planetary menace of plastic

0
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Coordinator on Climate Change & Environmental Coordination Romina Khurshid Alam in accordance with the Prime Minister's directives to implement...

Iranian President, Ishaq Dar underline efforts to further consolidate bilateral ties

0
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The visiting President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi met the Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar in Islamabad on...

Iranian President reaches Pakistan on three-day visit

0
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Iranian President Dr. Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi reached Islamabad on Monday, undertaking a three-day official visit to Pakistan from April 22 to...

USD to PKR: USD Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today – 22 April 2024

0
The US Dollar (USD) was being bought and sold at Rs 277.6 and Rs 280.35 in the Open Market against the Pakistani Rupee (PKR)...
Advertisement