This Order specifies the discretionary authority of Pakistani officials to permit or refuse the entry or departure of foreigners as well as the conditions for residence in Pakistan. A residence permit is required for all stays in Pakistan except for holders of "A", "D" and "courtesy" visas, "transport workers holding B visas", and visitors remaining no longer than fifteen days in Pakistan. Foreigners may be prohibited to enter and visit certain places or certain areas in Pakistan. General restrictions on the movement of foreigners within Pakistan may also be imposed. A specific written permission is required for the employment of foreigners in certain undertakings, such as undertakings for the supply of light, petroleum, power or water. Compliance with the Order may be secured by arrests and detentions or, alternatively, by the placement of a security.
The Order remains in force for Bangladesh in accordance with the Bangladesh (Adaptation of Existing Laws) Order, 1972.