General Clauses (Amendment) Act 1997


1. Short title and commencement
2. Insertion of a new section 24A, Act X of 1897

General Clauses (Amendment) Act 1997

ACT XI OF 1997

GENERAL CLAUSES (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1997

An Act further to amend the General Clauses Act, 1897

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part I, 2nd June, 1997]


No.F.9(19)/97‑Legis., dated 2‑6‑1997.‑‑The following Act of Majlis‑e*Shoora (Parliament) received the assent of the President on the 31st May, 1997, is hereby published for general information:‑‑

Whereas it is expedient to amend the General Clauses Act, 1897 (X of 1897), for the purpose hereinafter appearing;

It is hereby enacted as follows:‑‑

1. Short title and commencement.‑(1) This Act may be called the General Clauses (Amendment) Act, 1997.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Insertion of a new section 24A, Act X of 1897.‑‑‑In the General Clauses Act, 1897 (Act X of 1897), after section 24, the following new section shall be inserted, namely:‑

"24A. Exercise of power under enactments. ‑‑(1) Where, by or under any enactment, a power to make any order or give any direction is conferred on any authority, office or person such power shall be exercised reasonably, fairly, justly and for the advancement of the purposes of the enactment.

(2) The authority, office or person making any order or issuing any direction under the powers conferred by or under any enactment shall, so far as necessary or appropriate, give reasons for malting the order or, as the case may be, for issuing the direction and shall provide a copy of the order or, as the case may be, the direction to the person affected prejudicially.".,