Criminal Justice System Reforms
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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.

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

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