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The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Islamic Republic of Pakistan Government of Pakistan Country Resources Constitutions Pakistan 31 December 2010 Legislation/regulation

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National Constitution contains the following;


1. The Republic and its territories
2. Islam to be State religion
2A. The Objectives Resolution to form part of substantive provisions
3. Elimination of exploitation
4. Right of individuals to be dealt with in accordance with law, etc.
5. Loyalty to State and obedience to Constitution and law
6. High treason
7. Definition of the State
8. Laws inconsistent with or in derogation of fundamental rights to be void
9. Security of person
10. Safeguards as to arrest and detention
10A. Right to fair trial
11. Slavery, forced labour, etc., prohibited
12. Protection against retrospective punishment
13. Protection against double punishment and self incrimination
14. Inviolability of dignity of man, etc.
15. Freedom of movement, etc.
16. Freedom of assembly
17. Freedom of association
18. Freedom of trade, business or profession
19. Freedom of speech, etc
20. Freedom to profess religion and to manage religious institutions
21. Safeguard against taxation for purposes of any particular religion
22. Safeguards as to educational institutions in respect of religion, etc
23. Provision as to property
24. Protection of property rights
25. Equality of citizens
26. Non-discrimination in respect of access to public places
27. Safeguard against discrimination in services
28. Preservation of language, script and culture
29. Principles of Policy
30. Responsibility with respect to Principles of Policy
31. Islamic way of life
32. Promotion of local Government institutions
33. Parochial and other similar prejudices to be discouraged
34. Full participation of women in national life
35. Protection of family, etc.
36. Protection of minorities
37. Promotion of social justice and eradication of social evils
38. Promotion of social and economic well-being of the people
39. Participation of people in Armed Forces
40. Strengthening bonds with Muslim world and promoting
international peace
41. The President
42. Oath of President
43. Conditions of President's office
44. Term of office of President
45. President's power to grant pardon, etc.
46. President to be kept informed
47. Removal or impeachment of President
48. President to act on advice, etc
49. Chairman or Speaker to act as, or perform functions of, President50. Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)
51. National Assembly
52. Duration of National Assembly
53. Speaker and Deputy Speaker of National Assembly
54. Summoning and prorogation of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)
55. Voting in Assembly and quorum
56. Address by President
57. Right to speak in Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)
58. Dissolution of the National Assembly
59. The Senate
60. Chairman and Deputy Chairman
61. Other provisions relating to Senate
62. Qualifications for membership of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)
63. Disqualifications for membership of Majlis-e-Shoora
63A. Disqualification on grounds of defection, etc.
64. Vacation of seats
65. Oath of members
66. Privileges of members, etc.
67. Rules of Procedure, etc.
68. Restriction on discussion in Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)
69. Courts not to inquire into proceedings of Majlis-e-Shoora
70. Introduction and passing of Bills
71. [*****]
72. Procedure at joint sittings
73. Procedure with respect to Money Bill
74. Federal Government's consent required for financial measures
75. President's assent to Bills
76. Bill not to lapse on prorogation, etc.
77. Tax to be levied by law only
78. Federal Consolidated Fund and Public Account
79. Custody, etc., of Federal Consolidated Fund and Public Account
80. Annual Budget Statement
81. Expenditure charged upon Federal Consolidated Fund
82. Procedure relating to Annual Budget Statement
83. Authentication of schedule of authorised expenditure
84. Supplementary and excess grants
85. Votes on account
86. Power to authorise expenditure when Assembly stands dissolved
87. Secretariats of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)
88. Finance Committees
89. Power of President to promulgate Ordinances
90. The Federal Government
91. The Cabinet
92. Federal Ministers and Ministers of State
93. Advisers
94. Prime Minister continuing in office
95. Vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister
96. [*****]
97. Extent of executive authority of Federation
98. Conferring of functions on subordinate authorities
99. Conduct of business of Federal Government
100. Attorney-General for Pakistan
101. Appointment of Governor
102. Oath of office
103. Conditions of Governor's office 104. Speaker Provincial Assembly to act as, or perform functions of
Governor in his absence
105. Governor to act on advice, etc
106. Constitution of Provincial Assemblies
107. Duration of Provincial Assembly
108. Speaker and Deputy Speaker
109. Summoning and prorogatino of Provincial Assembly
110. Right of Governor to address Provincial Assembly
111. Right to speak in Provincial Assembly
112. Dissolution of Provincial Assembly
113. Qualifications and disqualifications for membership of Provincial
114. Restriction on discussion in Provincial Assembly
115. Provincial Government's consent required for financial measures
116. Governor's assent to Bills
117. Bill not to lapse on prorogation, etc
118. Provincial Consolidated Fund and Public Account
119. Custody, etc., of Provincial Consolidated Fund and Public Account
120. Annual Budget Statement
121. Expenditure charged upon Provincial Consolidated Fund
122. Procedure relating to Annual Budget Statement
123. Authentication of schedule of authorized expenditure
124. Supplementary and excess grant
125. Votes on account
126. Power to authorize expenditure when Assembly stands dissolved
127. Provisions relating to National Assembly, etc., to apply to Provincial Assembly, etc.
128. Power of Governor to promulgate Ordinances
129. The Provincial Government
130. The Cabinet
131. Governor to be kept informed
132. Provincial Minister
133. Chief Minister continuing in office
134. [*****]
135. [*****]
136. Vote of no-confidence against Chief Minister
137. Extent of executive authority of Province
138. Conferring of functions on subordinate authorities
139. Conduct of business of Provincial Government
140. Advocate-General for a Province
140A. Local Government
141. Extent of Federal and Provincial laws
142. Subject-matter of Federal and Provincial laws
143. Inconsistency between Federal and Provincial law
144. Power of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) to legislate for [one] or more Provinces by consent
145. Power of President to direct Governor to discharge certain functions as his Agent
146. Power of Federation to confer powers, etc., on Provinces, in certain cases
147. Power of the Provinces to entrust functions to the Federation
148. Obligation of Provinces and Federation
149. Directions to Provinces in certain cases
150. Full faith and credit for public acts, etc
151. Inter-Provincial trade
152. Acquisition of land for Federal purposes
153. Council of Common Interests154. Functions and rules of procedure
155. Complaints as to interference with water supplies
156. National Economic Council
157. Electricity
158. Priority of requirements of natural gas
159. Broadcasting and telecasting
160. National Finance Commission
161. Natural gas and hydro-electric power
162. Prior sanction of President to Bills affecting taxation in which
Provinces are interested
163. Provincial taxes in respect of professions, etc
164. Grants out of Consolidated Fund
165. Exemption of certain public property from taxation
165A. Power of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) to impose tax on the income
of certain corporations, etc
166. Borrowing by Federal Government
167. Borrowing by Provincial Government
168. Auditor-General of Pakistan
169. Functions and powers of Auditor-General
170. Power of Auditor-General to give directions as to accounts
171. Reports of Auditor-General
172. Ownerless property
173. Power to acquire property and to make contracts, etc
174. Suits and proceedings
175. Establishment and Jurisdiction of Courts
175A. Appointment of Judges to the Supreme Court, High Courts and
the Federal Shariat Court
176. Constitution of Supreme Court
177. Appointment of Supreme Court Judges
178. Oath of Office
179. Retiring Age
180. Acting Chief Justice
181. Acting Judges
182. Appointment of ad hoc Judges
183. Seat of the Supreme Court
184. Original Jurisdiction of Supreme Court
185. Appellate Jurisdiction of Supreme Court
186. Advisory Jurisdiction
186A. Power of Supreme Court to Transfer Cases
187. Issue and Execution of Processes of Supreme Court
188. Review of Judgments or Orders by the Supreme Court
189. Decisions of Supreme Court binding on other Courts
190. Action in aid of Supreme Court
191. Rules of Procedure
192. Constitution of High Court
193. Appointment of High Court Judges
194. Oath of Office
195. Retiring Age
196. Acting Chief Justice
197. Additional Judges
198. Seat of the High Court
199. Jurisdiction of High Court
200. Transfer of High Court Judges
201. Decision of High Court binding on Subordinate Courts
202. Rules of Procedure
203. High Court to superintend Subordinate Courts
203A. Provisions of Chapter to override other Provisions of Constitution
203B. Definitions
203C. The Federal Shariat Court
203CC [****]203D. Powers, Jurisdiction and Functions of the Court
203DD Revision and other Jurisdiction of the Court
203E. Powers and Procedure of the Court
203F. Appeal to Supreme Court
203G. Bar of Jurisdiction
203GG Decision of Court binding on High Court and Courts subordinate to it
203H. Pending proceedings to continue, etc
203I. [****]
203J. Power to make Rules
204. Contempt of Court
205. Remuneration, etc., of Judges
206. Resignation
207. Judge not to hold Office of Profit, etc
208. Officers and Servants of Courts
209. Supreme Judicial Council
210. Power of Council to enforce attendance of persons, etc
211. Bar of Jurisdiction
212. Administrative Courts and Tribunals
212A&B. [*****]
213. Chief Election Commissioner
214. Commissioner's oath of office
215. Term of office of Commissioner
216. Commissioner not to hold office of profit
217. Acting Commissioner
218. Election Commission
219. Duties of Commission
220. Executive authorities to assist Commission, etc
221. Officers and servants
222. Electoral laws
223. Bar against double membership
224. Time of election and by-election
225. Election dispute
226. Election by secret ballot
227. Provisions relating to the Holy Qur'an and Sunnah
228. Composition, etc. of Islamic Council
229. Reference by Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament), etc. to Islamic Council
230. Functions of Islamic Council
231. Rules of procedure
232. Proclamation of emergency on account of war, internal
disturbance, etc
233. Power to suspend Fundamental Rights, etc., during emergency period
234. Power to issue Proclamation in case of failure of constitutional machinery in a Province
235. Proclamation in case of financial emergency
236. Revocation of Proclamation, etc
237. Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) may make laws of indemnity, etc
238. Amendment of Constitution
239. Constitution, Amendment Bill
240. Appointments to service of Pakistan and conditions of service
241. Existing rules, etc., to continue
242. Public Service Commission
243. Command of Armed Forces
244. Oath of Armed Forces
245. Functions of Armed Forces
246. Tribal Areas
247. Administration of Tribal Areas
248. Protection to President, Governor, Minister, etc
249. Legal proceedings
250. Salaries, allowances, etc., of the President, etc251. National language
252. Special provisions in relation to major ports and aerodromes
253. Maximum limits as to property, etc
254. Failure to comply with requirement as to time does not render an act invalid
255. Oath of office
256. Private armies forbidden
257. Provision relating to the State of Jammu and Kashmir
258. Government of territories outside Provinces
259. Awards
260. Definitions
261. Person acting in office not to be regarded as successor to previous occupant or office, etc
262. Gregorian calendar to be used
263. Gender and number
264. Effect of repeal of laws
265. Title of Constitution and commencement
266. Repeal
267. Power of President to remove difficulties
267A. Power to remove difficulties
267B. Removal of doubt
268. Continuance in force, and adaptation of certain laws
269. Validation of laws, acts, etc
270. Temporary validation of certain laws, etc
270A. Affirmation of President's Orders, etc
270AA. Declaration and continuance of laws etc
270AAA.Validation and affirmation of laws etc
270B. Elections to be deemed to be held under Constitution
270BB. General Elections 2008
270C. Oath of office of Judges, etc
271. First National Assembly
272. First constitution of Senate
273. First Provincial Assembly
274. Vesting of property, assets, rights, liabilities and obligations
275. Continuance in office of persons in service of Pakistan, etc
276. Oath of first President
277. Transitional, financial provisions
278. Accounts not audited before commencing day
279. Continuance of taxes
280. Continuance of Proclamation of Emergency


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