Tuesday, 10 July 2012 01:20
ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday presented Validation Ordinance 2012 before National Assembly to give effect to decisions of former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani from April 26 to June 19, 2012.
Minister for Law and Justice, Farooq H Naek presented the ordinance to the House called Validation Ordinance 2012 that extends to whole of Pakistan and had come into force at once after promulgation.
The ordinance states, "notwithstanding anything contained in any law for the time being in force or any Order or Judgment of any court including any Order of Judgment of the Supreme Court, anything done, functions including parliamentary functions performed, actions taken, orders passed, directions issued, instruments made, MOUs executed, national and international commitments made, process or communication issued, advice given to the President in any matter, including in respect of Acts and Ordinances, SROs and other legal instruments issued, powers confirmed, assumed or exercised, or appointments made, by Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani, Prime Minister of Pakistan from 26-04-2012 to 19-06-2012 (both days inclusive), shall be deemed to have been validly done, performed, taken, passed, issued, made, given, confirmed, assumed, executed, exercised and provisions of this Ordinance shall have, and shall be deemed to always to have had, effect accordingly."
The ordinance further states, "no suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings, including writ petition, shall lie in any court or forum including the Supreme Court against any authority or any person, for or on account of or in respect of any order made, proceeding taken or act done or advice given whether in the exercise or purported exercise of the powers of functions referred to in sub-section (I) or in execution of or in compliance with orders made or functions performed or actions taken in exercise or purported exercise of such powers.".
Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012