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[TO BE INTRODUCED IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY]

A BILL

to regulate the operation of foreign security agencies in Pakistan; WHEREAS various private security agencies belonging to different countries are operating in Pakistan, but there is a general lack of relevant laws to keep an eye on their activates, hence, it is expedient to make law to regulate their operation in Pakistan, It is, therefore, enacted as follows: Short title, extent and commencement.- (1) This Act may be called the Foreign 1. Security Agency (Regulation of Operation) Act, 2010. (2) It shall extend to the whole of Pakistan and shall particularly apply to the foreign security agencies operating in Pakistan. (3) 2. It shall come into force at once. Definitions.- In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) Authority means Standing Committees on Interior of the National Assembly and the Senate; Board means the Foreign Security Agency Registration Board established under Section 3 of this Act; Embassy / High Commission means the Embassy or High Commission of the country of origin of an FSA in Pakistan; Foreign Security Agency or FSA means a security agency or organization, either privately owned or corporate, originating from a country other than Pakistan; and Foreign Office means the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan.

Foreign Security Agencies (FSAs) Registration Board.- (1) There shall be a Foreign 3. Security Agencies Registration Board, to be constituted by the Ministry of Interior to consider the cases of registration of Foreign Security Agencies. (2) The Board shall consist of the following:(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) Minister for Interior One member of the National Assembly to be nominated by the Assembly. One Senator, to be nominated by the Senate of Pakistan. Secretary, Ministry of Interior Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Chairman. Member Member Member Member

Registration of Foreign Security Agencies (AFSs) in Pakistan.- (1) An FSA intending 4. to operate in Pakistan shall get itself registered with the Interior Ministry by a request to be routed through the Foreign Office. (2) Request for registration shall be sent through the Embassy / High Commission of the country of FSA desiring to operate in Pakistan.

-2(3) FSAs shall be required to describe details of their operations in Pakistan, the purposes and aims and objectives of the operations and the required time period within which it shall operate, the number of personnel and the kind and number of weapons needed. (4) While submitting a case of an FSA for registration to Interior Ministry, Foreign Office shall also give its specific recommendations with detailed background of the FSA: Provided that final approval of registration of an FSA shall be given by the Standing Committees on Interior of the National Assembly and the Senate. (5) Ministry of Interior, with the approval of Standing Committees on Interior of the National Assembly and the Senate may make rules for proper conduct of registration of FSAs. Post registration procedure.- (1) No FSA can enter into the territories of Pakistan and 5. operate without getting itself registered in accordance with Section 3 of this Act. (2) After an FSA succeeds in getting itself registered, it shall be liable to give full details of its employees, both foreigners and locals, including their passport numbers or CNIC numbers, as the case may be, their addresses, and get them registered with the Interior Ministry. (3) Each weapon to be carried by FSA personnel will be licensed by the Ministry of Interior and registered separately. (4) The sponsoring Embassy / High Commission will submit fortnightly a confidential report to the Foreign Office about the number of FSA personnel, their place of service within Pakistan, the kind and number of weapons in their use and their residential addresses. 6. Application of Law.- (1) All the FSAs operating in Pakistan shall be subjected to laws, regulations, and Codes of Pakistan. (2) All FSA personnel, regardless of nationality, shall not have diplomatic immunity, and shall be liable to be summoned by and tried in a court of law in Pakistan. Cancellation of registration.- (1) FSAs shall strictly remain in the area where their 7. services are required and which has been approved for their operation at the time of registration. (2) If an FSA, operating in Pakistan is found to have violated relevant laws, or is found engaged in subversive activities, or indulged in such other activities which are detrimental to the interest of Pakistan, a notice shall be served on it for cancellation of registration. (3) If an FSA fails to satisfy the FSAs Registration Board established under section 3 of this Act, its registration shall be liable to be cancelled forthwith. (4) An FSA registration of whose is cancelled may, through the Embassy / High Commission of its country of origin, apply for registration afresh: Provided that if the registration is cancelled for a second time, the FSA will be completely banned in Pakistan and it shall have no right to apply for registration again.

-38. Termination of Registration.- The Authority has the power to terminate the registration of any FSA at any time without assigning any reason, and upon such termination, the FSA shall be liable to stop its operation and leave Pakistan forthwith. Return journey.- (1) When an FSA completes its operation in Pakistan, or its registration 9. is cancelled for the second time, or its registration has been terminated, as the case may be, it shall, forthwith, arrange to leave Pakistan. (2) If an FSA fails to completes its operation within the period specified at the time of registration, the FSA shall, through the Embassy / High Commission of its country of origin, apply for extension in the period of operation, specifying therein a final date of completion of operation.. STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS In most of the countries, FSAs operate in a legal grey zone that has allowed these FSAs to carry weapons and to harass, injure and kill citizens in impunity. The security of the people of Pakistan requires that all FSA operating in Pakistan be regulated explicitly and be subjected to the law of Pakistan. 2. The Bill seeks to achieve the afore-said objectives.

Sd/Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan, Member, National Assembly