NARCOTIC DRUGS (CONTROL, ENFORCEMENT AND SANCTIONS) LAW - 1990 (PNDCL 236)

    Section - 20 - Certain Dealings to be Null and Void.

    (1) Any dealing, contract, or other thing effected, done, or entered into, by any person or between any persons after the issue of a notice to show cause under section 17(1) in respect of any property referred to in, or affected by the said notice shall be null and void, and shall not be registered or otherwise given effect to by any person or authority.

    (2) Until the proceedings under this Part in respect of the notice under section 17 have been concluded-

    (a) no action, suit or other proceedings of a civil nature shall be instituted or if it is pending, be continued in any court or before any authority against the person named in the notice or in respect of whose estate or property the notice is issued, or in respect of any property referred to in, or affected by the notice; and

    (b) no attachment, execution or other similar process shall be commenced, or if it is pending, be continued with against the person or in respect of any property on account of the claim, judgement or decree, whether the claim was made or the judgement or decree was given before or after the notice was issued;

    except at the instance of the State or except with the prior consent in writing of the Attorney-General.