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    Article 10 Of Constitution Pakistan 1973 Updated

  • 1973 Constitution uneasy marriage between Islam, socialism: govt counsel

    ISLAMABAD: A counsel defending the 18th and 21st amendments on behalf of the federal government has termed the original 1973 Constitution “infinitely inferior” to what exists now as the earlier one was an uneasy marriage between Islamic concepts and socialism...

    “The 1973 Constitution is an uneasy marriage between Islam and socialism which will never succeed,” senior advocate Khalid Anwar argued before a 17-judge bench of the Supreme...

  • Govt wants to 'abrogate' 1973 Constitution to restore 'One Unit' politics of Gen Ayub regime: Zardari

    Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday, accused the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government of planning to "abrogate" the 1973 Constitution "over its reservations on a few clauses of the 18th Amendment" and attempting to restore the One Unit policy of Gen Ayub Khan's regime...

    Talking to media at the residence of close aide Ghulam Qadir Mari, Zardari said that the PPP government had restored the 1973 Constitution to its original...

  • Literary notes: should we forget the Constitution’s Article 251?

    Urdu is Pakistan’s national language, at least that’s what the Article 251 (1) of the 1973 Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan says...

    The article is reproduced here, verbatim: ‘The national language of Pakistan is Urdu, and arrangements shall be made for its being used for official and other purposes within fifteen years from the commencing day...

  • Defending Sharifs: Most cabinet members mute for ‘not being updated’ on Panama

    LAHORE: Most of the Punjab cabinet members are not defending the Sharif family in the Panama Papers case, while the government says they are not doing so because they are “not updated” on it...

    On the other hand, Shahbaz Sharif in his defence to his brother usually takes on Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan and other political opponents and avoids blaming ‘hidden hand’ unlike Nawaz Sharif’s aides...

  • Banks to furnish updated claims against India, BD

    The circular circulated by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said the government wants to consolidate the claims of Pakistani entities against the government of India, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and assets held up in former East Pakistan...

    Pakistan has been making claims against India since 1947...

  • China targets rumours, religion in updated party rules

    The updated discipline rules, released late on Sunday by the graft watchdog the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection but in effect from Aug 18, put into written form many orders that are in practice already in effect...

    Xi’s name has also been written into the revised rules, as it is already in the party and country’s constitution, putting him at the very centre of party life...

  • India asks Pakistan to reconsider downgrading of diplomatic ties, says Article 370 'an internal matter'

    A day after Pakistan decided to downgrade diplomatic ties with India, the latter's Ministry of External Affairs through a statement asked Islamabad to review its decision so that "normal channels for diplomatic communications are preserved"...

    The committee had last met on Sunday, a day before India announced revocation of Article 370, which gave occupied Kashmir an autonomous status, and legislated to bifurcate the Valley into...

  • SHC seeks govt comments on governor rule, invoking Article 245 in Sindh

    KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday directed the federal and provincial governments to file their respective replies on a constitutional petition seeking governor rule or powers to the armed forces for continuation of the Karachi operation launched by the Pakistan Rangers (Sindh)...

    Petitioner Advocate Maulvi Iqbal Haider, a practising lawyer and chairman of his little-known party Awami Himayat Tehreek Pakistan, impleaded the...

  • ECP notice on Article 202 of Election Act 2017 suspended for four petitioning parties by IHC

    The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday suspended an Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) notification on Article 202 of the Election Act 2017 for four political parties who petitioned the court saying the clause is in violation of basic human rights and the Constitution...

    Article 202 of the Election Act 2017 says that all political parties that wish to take part in the upcoming General Election must provide "a list of at least...

  • KP Assembly calls for prosecution of Altaf Hussain under Article 6

    PESHAWAR: A joint resolution was passed in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Monday, requesting the federal government to move against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain under Article 6 of the Constitution for his anti-state remarks during a telephonic address to workers a few days ago...

    The resolution also said if appropriate action is not taken against these remarks, Pakistan's sovereignty and federation will...

  • Senate body approves bill to amend Article 63A

    The Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice met to consider the amendment to Article 63A of the Constitution that is about the disqualification of a lawmaker on grounds of defection...

    Under the current provision of Article 63A, the member of a parliamentary party stands disqualified if they (a) resign from membership of their party or join another political party, or (b) vote or abstain from voting in the House contrary to any...

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