–Constitution (Amendment) Order, 1981, President’s Order 5 of 1981 (13th of April, 1981)



[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part 1, 13th April, 1981]

No. F. l7(2)/81 Pub.

The following Order made by the President is hereby published for general information:—

In pursuance of the Proclamation of fifth day of July 1977, read with the Laws ( Continuance in Force) Order, 1977 ( C.M.L.A. Order No. 1 of 1977), and in exercise of all powers in that enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make the following order:-


Short title and commencement.-

(1) This order may be called the Constitution (Amendment) Order, 1981.

(2) It shall come into force at once.


Insertion of new Article 203-CC in the Constitution.-

In the Constitution, after 203-C, the following new Article shall be inserted namely:-


Panel of Ulema and Ulema members.-

(l) The President may, in consultation with the Chairman, draw up a panel of Ulema who are well-versed in Islamic law for being associated with the Court in cases before it.

(2) The Chairman shall, in all cases before the Court, request the Ulema not exceeding three, borne on aforesaid panel to attend the sittings of the Court as Ulema members and, while so sitting, they shall have the same power and jurisdiction, and be entitled to the same privileges, as a member and such allowances as may be determined by the President.”


Amendment of Article 203-E of the Constitution.-

In the Constitution, in Article 203-E, after clause (8), the following new clause shall be added, namely:-

“(9) The Court shall have power to review any decision given or order made by it.”

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