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Section 3 Ordinance to Override Other Laws

The provisions of this Ordinance shall have effect notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force.


Section 9 Corruption and Corrupt Practices

(a) A holder of a public office, or any other person, is said to commit or to have committed the offence of corruption and corrupt practices:


If he or any of his dependents or benamidar owns, possesses, or has any acquired right or title in any assets or holds irrevocable power of attorney in respect of any assets or pecuniary resources disproportionate to his known sources of income, which he cannot reasonably account for or maintains a standard of living beyond that which is commensurate with his sources of income;


Section 10. Punishment for corruption and corrupt practices

(a) A holder of public office, or any other person who commits the offence of corruption and corrupt practices shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to 14 years and with fine and such of the assets and pecuniary resources of such holder of public office or person, as are found to be disproportionate to the known sources of his income or which are acquired by money obtained through corruption and corrupt practices whether in his name or in the name of any of his dependents, or benamidars shall be forfeited to the appropriate Government, or the concerned bank or financial institution as the case may be.
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Section 5-C Possession of Property Disproportionate to Known Sources of Income

(1) Any public servant who has in his possession any property, moveable or immoveable either in his own name or in the name of any other person, which there is reason to believe to have been acquired by improper means and which is proved to be disproportionate to the known sources of income of such public servant shall, if he fails to account for such possession to the satisfaction of the Court trying him, be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years and with a fine, and on such conviction the property found to be disproportionate to the known sources of income of the accused by the Court shall be forfeited to the Provincial Government.
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Type: Criminal Illicit Enrichment Laws

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