Anti-Terrorism (2nd Amendment) Bill 2013

PILDAT Legislative Brief

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Publication No: PD-312

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The proposed bill is a reproduction of the earlier draft of the Anti-Terrorism Bill 2010 that was withdrawn in 2012. Such an important bill has been introduced in the National Assembly when only 20 days are left before the expiry of the term of the 13th National Assembly of Pakistan on March 16, 2013. Moreover the bill has been introduced just six (6) days after the House unanimously passed another amendment to the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997, known as the Antiterrorism (Amendment) Bill 2013, to strengthen provisions against terrorism-financing. It remains to be seen whether the Government will be able to create necessary consensus to pass the bill from the National Assembly and the Senate before the National Assembly completes its term.

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