President Alvi promulgates Ordinance 2021 on the protection of parents
Regarding the fight against the forced expulsion of parents in the country, President Arif Alvi on Saturday adopted the Parental Protection Ordinance (PPO) 2021.
President Alvi has exercised his prerogative as defined by the Constitution of Pakistan under article 89 that the President may make and promulgate an ordinance, depending on the circumstances.
The PPO 2021 also restricts children, who own the property or have rented the space themselves, to evict their parents from the home.
On the other hand, if the parents want their children to leave the house that the parents own or have rented, the children will be held responsible for not following the instructions.
Children must leave their parents ‘home within 30 days of the parents’ written notice, failing which they could either put them in jail for 30 days or fined them or both.
The deputy commissioner of any district now has the power to act against children upon parental complaint. The action against these children whose parents have lodged formal complaints falling within the scope of this ordinance will not require a warrant.
However, parents and children will have the right to appeal.
Separately today, in another ordinance, President Alvi enacted Election Ordinance (Second Amendment) 2021, granting the right to vote to overseas Pakistanis and the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) during the electoral process.
According to the ordinance of the President, changes have been made to Article 94 (1) and Article 103 of the Election Law of 2017.
It is relevant to say here, the amendments will help ensure that overseas Pakistanis vote in the next general ballot.