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Pakistan Companies Ordinance, 1984

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to consolidate and amend the law relating to companies and certain other associations

WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to companies and certain other associations for the purpose of healthy growth of the corporate enterprises, protection of investors and creditors, promotion of investment and development of economy and matters arising out of or connected therewith;

AND WHEREAS the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;

NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the fifth day of July, 1977, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance: —


  • Section 1: Short title, extent and commencement
  • Section 2: Definitions
  • Section 3: Meaning of "subsidiary" and "holding company".
  • Section 4: Ordinance not to apply to certain corporations
  • Section 5: Application of Ordinance to non-trading companies with purely provincial objects


  • 514. Removal of difficulties

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