Power to try summarily:

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(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Code– (a) [Omitted by Law Reforms Ordinance, XII of 1972], (b) any Magistrate of the First Class specially empowered in this behalf by the Provincial Government, and (c) any Bench of Magistrates invested with the powers of a Magistrate of the First Class and especially empowered in this behalf by the Provincial Government, may, if he or they think fit, try in a summary way alt or any of the following offences: (a) offences not punishable with death, transportation or imprisonment for a termexceeding six months;(b) offences relating to weights and measures under Sections 264, 265 and 266 of the Pakistan Penal Code; (c) hurt, under clause (i) of section 337-A of the same Code; (d) theft under Sections 379, 380 or 381 of the same Code, where the value of the property stolen does not exceed ten thousand rupees; (e) dishonest misappropriation of property under Section 403 of the same Code, where the value of the property misappropriated does not exceed so ten thousand rupees ; (f) receiving or retaining stolen property under Section 411 of the same Code, where the value of such property does not exceed ten thousand rupees; (g) assisting in the concealment or disposal of stolen property, under Section 414 of the same Code, where the value of such property does not exceed ten thousand rupees; (h) mischief, under Section 247 of the same Code; (i) house-trespass, under Section 448, and offences under Sections 451, 453, 454, 456 and 457 of the same Code- (j) insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace, under Section 504. and criminal intimidation, under Section 506 of the same Code; (jj) offence of personation at an election under Section 171-F of the same Code; (k) abetment of any of the foregoing offences; (l) an attempt to commit any of the foregoing offences, when such attempt is an offence; (m) offences under Section 20 of the Cattle-Trespass Act, 1871. Proviso : [Omitted by Law Reforms Ordinance, XII of 1972]. (2) When in the course of a summary trial it appears to the Magistrate or Bench that the case is one which is of a character which renders it undesirable that it should be tried summarily, the Magistrate or Bench shall recall any witnesses who may have been examined and proceed to rehear the case in manner provided by this Code.

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