[16th July, 1958]
     AND WHEREAS by a Proclamation dated the 25th day of June, 1958, under Article 193 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President has assumed to himself all the powers vested in, or exercisable by the Governor of East Pakistan; 1
    AND WHEREAS the President has, in pursuance of sub-clause (i) of clause (c) of the said Proclamation, been pleased to direct by notification No. 22/11/58-Pol. (I), dated the 4th July, 1958 published in the Extraordinary Gazette of Pakistan, dated the 4th July, 1958 that the powers vested in or exercisable by the Governor under the Constitution shall be exercised by the Governor;

AND WHEREAS it is necessary to provide for powers for the maintenance of services essential to the life of the community and for the maintenance of public order;

AND WHEREAS the National Assembly is not in session and the Governor is satisfied that the circumstances exist which render it necessary for him to take immediate action;

NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 102 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, the Governor is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance, namely :-
1 Throughout this Ordinance, the word “Government” was substituted for the words “Provincial Government” by Article 8 of the Bangladesh (Adaptation of Existing Bangladesh Laws) Order, 1972 (President’s Order No. 48 of 1972)


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