Thursday, 31 May 2012

Amendment in Power of Attorney Act

ACT IV OF 2012

POWERS OF ATTORNEY (AMENDMENT)
ACT, 2012

An Act, further to amend the Powers of Attorney Act, 1882.

[Gazette of Punjab, Extraordinary, 11th February 2012]

No.PAP/Legis-2(73)/2011/517.--The Powers of Attorney (Amendment) Bill, 2011, originally passed by the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on the 21st day of December 2011, was sent to the Governor of the Punjab for assent. The Governor returned the Bill for reconsideration by the Assembly. The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, after reconsideration, again passed the Bill on the 25th day of January 2012. The Bill was again sent to the Governor for assent on the 27th day of January 2012. Since the Governor has not assented to the Bill within the stipulated period of ten days, the same is deemed to have been assented to in terms of clause (3) of Article 116 of the Constitution, and is published as an Act, of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.

Preamble.--Whereas it is expedient further to amend the Powers of Attorney Act, 1882 (VII of 1882) for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

It is enacted as follows:--

1.  Short title and commencement.--(1) This Act, may be cited as the Powers of Attorney (Amendment) Act, 2012.

(2)  It shall come into force at once.

2. Amendment in Section 1 of Act, VII of 1882.--In the Powers of Attorney Act, 1882 (VII of 1882), hereinafter referred to as the said Act, in Section 1, for sub-section (2), the following shall be substituted:--

"(2)  It extends to whole of the Punjab."

3. Omission of Sections 4 and 5 of Act, VII of 1882.--In the said Act, Sections 4 and 5 shall be omitted.

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