ABS & Co.

Legislative Drafting

Drafting laws for more than 4 decades

Our broad experience in legislative drafting spans the entire breadth of our diverse practice and is a testament of the firm’s market-leading status in the country. There is a reason why the government turns to our team when it comes to legislating on the most complex and convoluted legal, social, financial or economic issues facing the country.

Some of our key highlights include:

  • Preparatory research for drafting of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution for deletion of items from the Concurrent  Legislative List
  • Assistance in drafting the Legislative Rules of Council of Common Interest (CCI)
  • Assistance in preparing framework for National Command Authority Act, 2007
  • Drafting of Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Implementation Bill
  • Assistance in preparing of Export Control (Licensing and Enforcement) Rules
  • Drafting of Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Rules
  • Assistance in drafting Federal Board of Revenue Act including the Internal Job Posting Rules, the IJP Appeal Rules, the Human Resource Policy Implementation Rules, the Voluntary Separation Scheme (VSS) Rules, Cabinet Committee procedural Rules, the Integrity Assessment Criteria Rules, Notifications (Establishment Division) related to employees, Golden Handshake Scheme Package, the Performance System Maintenance Rules, the Foundation Establishing Rules, the Foundation Internal Working Regulations, the Code of Conduct for Employees, Rules for Commencing of Inquiry and Investigation into Tax Fraud
  • Input in Drafting of Anti Money Laundering Act, 2010 (AML) to the Ministry of Finance
  • Assistance in drafting CAA Service Regulations including Recruitment/ Selection Terms and conditions, Appointment, Probation, Confirmation, Seniority, Promotion, Posting and transfers, Termination, Retirement, Gratuity, Provident Fund Benevolent Fund and Group insurance, Leave, Medical Benefits, Internal Job Posting; Code of Conduct; Efficiency and Discipline; Right to appeal and representation; and  draft scheme for Voluntary Separation
  • Input in Investigation of Fair Trial Act, 2011
  • Input in FATA/ PATA Action in Aid of Civil Powers Regulations, 2011
  • Proposed Draft of Improvised Explosive Devices Act
  • Proposed Amendments in various laws related to criminal justice system including the Pakistan Penal Code, the Police Order, the Anti-Terrorism Act; and UN Act, 1948
  • Proposed draft of Shaikh Zayed Medical Institute (Administration & Control), Act
  • Proposed draft of KPK Probation of Offender Act and rules thereunder
  • Drafting of Pakistan Officer Defense Authority Town Planning and Building Control Rules

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“ABS & Co. is a team of professional lawyers who are committed to their work more than anything. Their strength is responsiveness, good and thorough research and above all proper legal guidance in the best interests of the client”.

Legal 500, 2022

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