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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • CJ wonders how Imran can be disqualified under Article 62

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday wondered how it could disqualify Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan under Article 62 of the Constitution when the Political Party Order (PPO) 2002 did not envisage such a penalty for submitting a “fake” certificate to ensure that no donations from prohibited sources were received by the party...

    “Can we penalise a principal [Imran Khan] for issuing a policy requiring foreign...

  • PM Abbasi hints at scrapping Article 62(1)(f) with help of political parties

    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said that Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution may be scrapped with the consultation of all parties...

    Article 62(1)(f), sets the precondition for the head of government to be "sadiq and ameen" (truthful and honest), had provided the grounds of the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif, Abbasi's predecessor, from holding public office in the July 28 judgement on the Panama Papers case handed...

  • Article 62 applies if crime is committed: PTI lawyer

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), which usually prefers to quote the decision of the dissenting judges in the Panama Papers case judgement, on Tuesday referred to the majority ruling to emphasise that Article 62 of the Constitution, which deals with the disqualification of parliamentarians, should only be invoked when there is a clear breach of law...

    Naeem Bokhari, who represents PTI chief Imran Khan, referred to Justice...

  • Article 62 ensures clean leadership at top: Justice Khosa

    ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who wrote a minority judgement in the Panama Papers case disqualifying Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has described Article 62 of the Constitution as a recipe for cleansing the fountainhead of the state’s authority and ensuring clean leadership at the top...

    Article 62 spells out qualifications for becoming members of parliament...

  • Article 25-A deliberations: ‘Allocation without utilisation counts for little’

    LAHORE: Merely increasing allocation for the education sector in the annual fiscal plan is of no use if it is not utilised fully, say most participants in a roundtable conference on ‘Budget hurdles and implementation status of Article 25-A...

    The participants said that with downward revision in budget and its non-utilisation, implementation of Article 25-A of the Constitution which had declared “free and compulsory education” a...

  • Govt can invoke Article 6 to try terror suspects instead of military courts: SC

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the federal government can invoke treason charges under Article 6 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) relating to terrorism against the state instead of trying terror suspects by military courts...

    The Parliament later amended the Constitution and the Army Act to pave the way for the establishment of military courts for a period of two years...

  • Allegations against MQM: PA resolution demands trial of Altaf under Article 6

    LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly passed a unanimous resolution demanding of the federal government to try MQM supremo Altaf Hussain and his accomplices under Article 6 if the claims levelled against the party receiving funding from Indian authorities as asserted in a BBC documentary are proven to be true...

    The resolution was submitted by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) Mian Aslam Iqbal in the wake of a BBC documentary released earlier...

  • Article 6 no longer guarantees protection of democracy: Rabbani

    ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Tuesday said Article 6 of the Constitution had become “virtually redundant” to prevent the derailment of democracy in future, adding that “laws and constitutional amendments provide no guarantee in this regard either...

    ”“The parliamentary history of Pakistan remained unpleasant due to derailment of democracy which contributed to the alienation of the people from their representatives,”...

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