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The Navy Ordinance, 1961

( Ordinance NO. XXXV OF 1961 )

Chapter IX


94. (1) Provost-marshals may be appointed by the Chief of Naval Staff, or by any prescribed officer.
(2) The duties of a provost-marshal are to take charge of persons confined for any offence, to preserve good order and discipline, and to prevent breaches of the same by persons serving in, or attached to the Navy.
(3) A provost-marshal may at any time arrest and detain for trial any person subject to this Ordinance who commits, or is charged with, an offence, and may also carry into effect any punishment to be inflicted in pursuance of the sentence awarded by a naval tribunal but shall not inflict any punishment on his own authority:
Provided that no officer shall be so arrested or detained otherwise than on the order of another officer.
Explanation.- For the purposes of sub-sections (2) and (3), a “provost-marshal” shall be deemed to include a provost-marshal appointed under the 1[Army Act], 1952, or the 2[Air Force Act], 1953, and any person legally exercising authority under him or on his behalf.

  • 1
    The words “Army Act” were substituted for the words “Pakistan Army Act” by section 3(d) of the Navy (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act No. XXVI of 2016).
  • 2
    The words “Air Force Act” were substituted for the words “Pakistan Air Force Act” by section 3(e) of the Navy (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act No. XXVI of 2016).
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