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Historical Overview of CT Laws
September 24, 2017

Counter-terrorism and counter-extremism are multi-pronged drives which range from kinetic anti-terror operations leading to arrest and prosecution of terrorists to countering financing of terrorism and developing soft interventions aimed at reducing the appeal of extremism. Therefore countering terrorism cannot be covered through a single piece of legislation nor a single agency. The various laws (and their relevant implementing agencies) that are meant to deal with various aspects of anti-terrorism and counter-extremism are listed below in chronological order for ease of reference.

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1Arms Act, 1878 Police Departments
2Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1947 State Bank of Pakistan
3Banking Companies Ordinance, 1962 State Bank of Pakistan
4Anti Terrorism Act, 1997 Police, CTDs, FIA
5Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Ordinance, 2000 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
6Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2010 FIA, NAB
7Investigation for Fair Trial act 2013Police Departments/ Intelligence agencies
8Anti Terrorism Amendment Act 2013Police, CTDs, FIA
9Anti Terrorism (2nd amendment) act 2013Police, CTDs, FIA
10NACTA Act, 2013NACTA
11Protection of Pakistan Ordinance 2013 (Lapsed)Police, Armed Forces/Civil Armed Forces
12Protection of Pakistan (amendment) Ordinance 2014 (Lapsed)Police, Armed Forces/Civil Armed Forces
13Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016FIA (Cyber Crimes Wing)
14NACTA Act (amendment), 2017NACTA

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