November 4, 2022
DHAKA – A total of 369 laws enacted during the British Indian and Pakistan periods are now effective in Bangladesh, law minister Anisul Huq informed parliament today (November 3, 2022).
In reply to a query from Awami League lawmaker Abdul Latif (Chattogram-11), the minister said, “The number of current laws made during the British India and Pakistan era in East Pakistan before the declaration of independence of Bangladesh is 369 ones.”
He said the effectiveness of all the laws is continued as per the article 149 of the Constitution. By enacting the Bangladesh Laws (Revision and Declaration) Act, 1973, the pre-independence laws were upheld with necessary amendments and inclusions, he added.
According to the list placed by the minister, the number of laws of the British India era in Bangladesh is 222, while that of the Pakistan era is 147.
The first law enacted in the British India era is “The Wills and Intestacy Regulation, 1799” and the last law made during the Pakistan period is “The Government and Local Authority Lands and Buildings (Recovery of Possession) Ordinance, 1970.”