The Anti-Terrorism (Third Amendment) Act 2020


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Passed by National Assembly of Pakistan
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Updated 25-Apr-2021
Added 03-Apr-2021


  1. The Anti-Terrorism Act 1997
  2. The Anti-terrorism (Second Amendment) Act 2020

The Anti-Terrorism (3rd Amendment) Act 2020
(Act XXXII of 2020)



WHEREAS it is expedient further to amend the Anti-terrorism Act 1997 (XXVll of 1997), for the purpose hereinafter appearing; It is hereby enacted as follows:-
1.Short title and commencement
(1)This Act may be called the Anti-terrorism (Third Amendment) Act, 2020.
(2)It shall come into force at once.
2.Insertion of new section 19C, Act XXVII of 1997- ln the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997(XXVII of 1997), after section 198, the following new section shall be inserted, namely:
"19C. Application of investigation techniques:-
(1)The investigating officer, may with the permission of Court, within sixty days of such permission, use techniques including undercover operation, intercepting communications, accessing computer system and controlled delivery for investigation of financing of terrorism under the law in force. The aforementioned period of sixty days may be extended upto further period of sixty days by the Court on request made to it in writing. The Court may grant extension, if it is satisfied, on the basis of situation/reasons given in the written request. The provision of this sub-section shall be addition to and not in derogation of any other law for the time being in force.
(2)The Federal Government may make rules to regulate the procedure and execution of orders for the purpose of this section."