Saturday, 29 March 2014

What is 17/22 EO and what is its punishment?

For your convenience i have reproduced sections 17 and 22 of Emigration Ordinance Below. These sections clarify the nature of offences under these sections and the punishment to them.


17.Unlawful emigration, etc.
(1) Whenever, except in conformity with the provisions of this Ordinance and the
rules, emigrates or departs or attempts to emigrate or depart shall be
punishable with imprisonment for a term which may be extended to five
years, or with fine, or with both.
(2) Whoever, except in conformity with the provisions of this ordinance or of the
rules
 (a) makes, or attempts to make any agreement with any person purporting to
bind that person, or any other person, to emigrate or depart; or

(b) causes or assist or attempts to cause or assist, any person to emigrate or
depart or to attempt to emirate or depart or to leave any place for the
purpose of emigrating or departing; or

(c) causes any person engaged, assisted or recruited by him, after grant of
the license referred to in section 12, to depart without appearing before
the Protector of Emigrants as required by section 15 shall be punishable
 (i) for a first offence, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five
years, or with fine, or with both; and
 (ii) for a second or subsequent offence, with imprisonment for a term which
may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with both.
(3) When, in the course of any proceeding in connection with emigration in which an Overseas
Employment Promoter is concerned, a breach of the provisions of this Ordinance or of the rules is
committed, such person shall be liable to the punishment provided by subsection
 (2) unless he proved that he was not responsible for and could not have prevented the
commission of the breach.
(4) Whoever, in contravention of the provisions of section 9, recruits a citizen of Pakistan or holds an
interview or examination or issues an advertisement for such recruitment, and the editor, printer
and publisher of a newspaper in which such advertisement is published, shall be liable to
punishment provided by subsection (2).

22.Receiving money, etc. for providing foreign employment. Whoever, for providing or
securing, or on the pretext of providing or securing, to or for any person employment in any
country; beyond the limits of Pakistan.
(a) being an overseas employment promoter, charges any fee in addition to the
prescribed amount, or
(b) not being such a promoter, demands or receives, or attempts to receive, for himself or
for any other valuable thing shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which
may extend to fourteen years, or with fine or with both.

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