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12. [Subordinate] Magistrates.

  1. (1) The Provincial Government may appoint as many persons as it thinks fit [***] to be Magistrates of the first, second or third class in any district and may from time to time, define local areas within which such persons may exercise all or any of the powers with which they may respectively be invested under this Code.


(2) Local limits of their jurisdiction. Except as otherwise provided by such definition, the jurisdiction and powers of such persons shall extend throughout such district.


[Province of Balochistan. The Government of Balochistan has fixed the limits of territorial jurisdiction for the Judicial Magistrates appointed in each Sessions Division to be the same as the territorial limits of the Sessions Divisions fixed vide Notification No.US(Judl)5(7)/87/674-716, dated the 28th February, 1994.


  1. The Judicial Magistrate(s) appointed in a Session Division shall have the jurisdiction throughout that Division subject to the powers conferred upon them under section 12 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898, as amended by the Law Reforms Ordinance, 1972, and further amended by the Law Reforms (Amendment) Ordinance, 1996, (XL of 1996).


  1. Wherever, in any of the Sessions Divisions the number of Judicial Magistrates is more than one, the Sessions Judge of the Division, shall distribute the business amongst the Judicial Magistrates. (Gazette Extra dated 22nd March, 1996, PLD 1997 Bal. St. 5)].


Jurisdiction of Magistrate. Jurisdiction of Magistrate extends throughout District unless restricted by order. [71 DLR 839] It is essential that offence must be shown to be triable by Magistrate in the Schedule. [1972 P.Cr.L.J. 233]


Balochistan Province-See Notification No.US (Judl)4(10)/94/Vol.I, dated 22.3.1996. For text see Cr.P.C. by the same Author. .


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