Protection of Pakistan Ordinance 2013 – Protection of Pakistan (Amendment) Ordinance 2014

PILDAT Legislative Brief


Publication No: PD-381

Rs 3,000  

The Protection of Pakistan Ordinance, 2013 (PPO 2013) was promulgated by President Mamnoon Hussain on October 31, 2013 and laid before the National Assembly on November 7, 2013. The PPO 2013 was further amended through Protection of Pakistan (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 on January 22, 2014. It was presented to the National Assembly on January 30, 2014 and to the Senate on February 05, 2014. The National Assembly gave the Protection of Pakistan (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 an extension of 120 days on February 07, 2014. The report on the Protection of Pakistan (Amendment) Bill, 2014 was presented to the House by the Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior, Rana Shamim Ahmed Khan, MNAon April 02, 2014. On April 07, 2014 the National Assembly passed the Protection of Pakistan (amendment) Bill 2014 and rejected all the amendment presented by the opposition. Opposition protested against the bill and staged a walkout. Currently, two petitions lie against the PPO challenging its constitutionality, one in the High Court of Islamabad and the other in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.