North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) laws governing natural resources were all promulgated post-Independence, beginning in 1948. A few pre-Independence laws also remain in force. Almost half of the legal instruments in force today were adopted in the 1970s, mostly in the form of ordinances, rules and regulations. NWFP legislation governing processes and institutions that affect natural resources is on the whole relatively modern. NA Environmental Law Legislation 2