Pakistan

 

Overview

Constitutional document in force:

  • 1973 Constitution as amended 2011: English
  • No current drafting process known

 

 

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The country pages are collections from information openly available on the web or documents obtained by the MECF with national constitutional events categorized as follows:

1. New Constitutional Document

A “New Constitutional Document” under the terms of this website is a text that bears new constitutional authority, which was not enacted by a preexisting amendment procedure of the highest law available.

2. Amendment

Documents are categorized as “Amendments” if they were established according to an existing constitutional amendment procedure.

3. Proposal

A “Proposal” is an amendment that was not or is supposed to be implemented in future.

4. Interpretation

An “Interpretation” is a legal determination by a body that is endowed with the authority to issue binding interpretations on the constitutional text. This category is not limited to courts or other traditional bodies of the judiciary. Exemplary bodies include constitutional courts or boards.

5. Related Legal Text

“Related Legal Texts” are those legal documents that are directly relevant to the constitutional provisions and are hierarchically placed below constitutional legal authority. Examples include election laws, laws relating to political parties and laws on the judiciary.

We list secondary materials for each constitutional event of the five categories. These include scholarly articles and the travaux préparatoires.

01/01/2011 | Amendment | Constitution of Pakistan as amended by the Nineteenth Amendment

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English

Secondary Materials:

1. Maqsood Tirmizi & Javaid ur-Rahman, 19th Amend sails smoothly through NA | The Nation, The Nation, December 23, 2010, Link (last visited Jan 19, 2012).

22/12/2010 | Amendment | Nineteenth Amendment

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English

Secondary Materials:

1. Sabrina Tavernise & Salman Masood, Pakistan Weighs Changes to Revise Constitution, The New York Times, April 6, 2010, Link (last visited Jan 19, 2012).
2. Maqsood Tirmizi & Javaid ur-Rahman, 19th Amend sails smoothly through NA | The Nation, The Nation, December 23, 2010, Link (last visited Jan 19, 2012).

19/04/2010 | Amendment | Eighteenth Amendment

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Secondary Materials:

1. Mahboob Hussain, Eighteenth Amendment in the Constitution of Pakistan: Success and Controversies, 8 Asian Social Science 81-88 (2012).
2. Sabrina Tavernise & Salman Masood, Pakistan Weighs Changes to Revise Constitution, The New York Times, April 6, 2010, Link (last visited Jan 19, 2012).

31/12/2004 | Amendment | Seventeenth Amendment

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Secondary Materials:

1. PILdAT, Briefing Paper for Pakistani Parliamentarians 24 (2004).

05/08/1999 | Amendment | Sixteenth Amendment

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Secondary Materials:

1. PILdAT, Briefing Paper for Pakistani Parliamentarians 24 (2004).

28/08/1998 | Proposal | Fifteenth Amendment as presented in Parliament

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Secondary Materials:

1. PILdAT, Briefing Paper for Pakistani Parliamentarians 24 (2004).

03/07/1997 | Amendment | Fourteenth Amendment

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Secondary Materials:

1. PILdAT, Briefing Paper for Pakistani Parliamentarians 24 (2004).

04/04/1997 | Amendment | Thirtheenth Amendment

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Secondary Materials:

1. PILdAT, Briefing Paper for Pakistani Parliamentarians 24 (2004).

28/07/1991 | Amendment | Twelfth Amendment

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Secondary Materials:

1. PILdAT, Briefing Paper for Pakistani Parliamentarians 24 (2004).

29/03/1987 | Amendment | Tenth Amendment

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Secondary Materials:

1. PILdAT, Briefing Paper for Pakistani Parliamentarians 24 (2004).

11/11/1985 | Amendment | Eighth Amendment

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Secondary Materials:

1. PILdAT, Briefing Paper for Pakistani Parliamentarians 24 (2004).

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16/05/1977 | Amendment | Seventh Amendment

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Secondary Materials:

1. Alan Gledhill, Pakistan : the development of its laws and constitution (1980).
2. PILdAT, Briefing Paper for Pakistani Parliamentarians 24 (2004).

04/01/1977 | Amendment | Sixth Amendment

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English

Secondary Materials:

1. Alan Gledhill, Pakistan : the development of its laws and constitution (1980).
2. PILdAT, Briefing Paper for Pakistani Parliamentarians 24 (2004).

16/09/1976 | Amendment | Fifth Amendment

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Secondary Materials:

1. Alan Gledhill, Pakistan : the development of its laws and constitution (1980).
2. PILdAT, Briefing Paper for Pakistani Parliamentarians 24 (2004).

25/11/1975 | Amendment | Fourth Amendment

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English

Secondary Materials:

1. Alan Gledhill, Pakistan : the development of its laws and constitution (1980).
2. PILdAT, Briefing Paper for Pakistani Parliamentarians 24 (2004).

18/02/1975 | Amendment | Third Amendment

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Secondary Materials:

1. Alan Gledhill, Pakistan : the development of its laws and constitution (1980).
2. PILdAT, Briefing Paper for Pakistani Parliamentarians 24 (2004).

21/09/1974 | Amendment | Second Amendment

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Secondary Materials:

1. Alan Gledhill, Pakistan : the development of its laws and constitution (1980).
2. PILdAT, Briefing Paper for Pakistani Parliamentarians 24 (2004).

08/05/1974 | Amendment | First Amendment

Links to the text in the following languages:

English

Secondary Materials:

1. Alan Gledhill, Pakistan : the development of its laws and constitution (1980).
2. PILdAT, Briefing Paper for Pakistani Parliamentarians 24 (2004).

08/06/1962 | New Constitutional Document | 1962 Constitution of Pakistan

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Secondary Materials:

1. Jayshree Bajoria, Pakistan’s Constitution, Council on Foreign Relations, Link (last visited Nov 17, 2012).
2. The Constitution of 1962, The Story of Pakistan, June 1, 2003, Link.
3. Arshad Hameed, The Constitution Of Pakistan – 1962, Awami Politics, March 27, 2012, Link.
4. M. Rashiduzzaman, The National Assembly of Pakistan Under the 1962 Constitution, 42 Pacific Affairs 481 (1969).…

02/03/1956 | New Constitutional Document | 1956 Constitution of Pakistan

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English

Secondary Materials:

1. Bajoria, Jayshree. “Pakistan’s Constitution.” Council on Foreign Relations, Link.
2. “Salient Features of the Constitution of 1956.” Guesspapers.net, July 16, 2010, Link.
3. Shafique, Khurram. “The Republic of Rumi”, Link.
4. “The Constitution of Pakistan.” Story of Pakistan, January 2003. Link.…

 

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