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An Act to make provision in connection with the re-admission of Pakistan as a member of the Commonwealth.
[29th June 1990]
Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
The provisions in the Schedule to this Act shall have effect, being amendments and other provisions consequential on the re-admission of Pakistan as a member of the Commonwealth.
(1)This Act may be cited as the Pakistan Act 1990.
(2)The Pakistan Acts 1973 and 1974 are hereby repealed.
(3)This Act shall be deemed to have come into force on 1st October 1989.
1In section 8(2) of the [1925 c. xvii.] Imperial Institute Act 1925, as amended by the [1958 c. 16.] Commonwealth Institute Act 1958 (power to vary the provisions of the said Act of 1925 if an agreement for the purpose is made with the governments of certain territories which for the time being are contributing to the expenses of the Commonwealth Institute) after “India,” there shall be inserted “Pakistan,”.
2(1)In the Schedule to the [1920 c. 16.] Imperial War Museum Act 1920 in paragraph (1) for the words “nineteen other members” there shall be substituted the words “twenty other members” and in the first and second columns of the Table in that paragraph after the entries relating to the Government of India there shall be inserted “1” and “the Government of Pakistan” respectively.
(2)The above amendments are without prejudice to the power to vary the said paragraph (1) conferred by section 1 of the [1955 c. 14.] Imperial War Museum Act 1955.
3In the definition of “Commonwealth force” in section 225(1) of the [1955 c. 18.] Army Act 1955 and section 223(1) of the [1955 c. 19.] Air Force Act 1955 and in the definition of “Commonwealth country” in section 135(1) of the [1957 c. 53.] Naval Discipline Act 1957 after “India,” there shall be inserted “Pakistan,”.
4In the [1933 c. 6.] Visiting Forces (British Commonwealth) Act 1933 section 4 (attachment of personnel and mutual powers of command) shall apply in relation to forces raised in Pakistan as it applies to forces raised in Dominions within the meaning of the [1931 c. 4 (22 & 23 Geo.5).] Statute of Westminster 1931.
5In the [1952 c. 67.] Visiting Forces Act 1952, in section 1(1)(a) (countries to which the Act applies) after “India,” there shall be inserted “Pakistan,”; and any Order in Council under section 8 of that Act for the time being in force (applying to visiting forces the law relating to home forces) shall be deemed to apply to the visiting forces of Pakistan until express provision with respect to that country is made under that section.
6In section 84(2) of the [1963 c. 41.] Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963 and section 78(2) of the [1966 c. 26 (N.I.).] Office and Shop Premises Act (Northern Ireland) 1966 (exclusion of visiting forces from Act) after “India,” there shall be inserted “Pakistan,”.
7In the [1934 c. 49.] Whaling Industry (Regulation) Act 1934 the expression “British ship to which this Act applies” shall not include a British ship registered in Pakistan.
8The operation of the [S.I. 1958/141.] Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments (Pakistan) Order 1958 shall not be affected by any change in the status of Pakistan since the making of that Order; and, for the purposes of any further Order in relation to Pakistan under Part I of the [1933 c. 13.] Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1933, section 7 of that Act and any Order in Council under that section (application of Part I to Her Majesty’s dominions outside the United Kingdom) shall have effect as if references to Her Majesty’s dominions outside the United Kingdom included references to any Commonwealth country.
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