–Constitution (Amendment) Order, 1984, President’s Order 1 of 1984 (14th of February, 1984)



[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part 1, 14th February, 1984]

No. F. l7(2)/84 Pub.

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

In pursuance of the Proclamation of the 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 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, 1984.

(2) It shall come into force at once.


Amendment of Article 203-D of the Constitution.

In the Constitution, in Article 203-D,–

(a) after clause (1), the following new clause shall be inserted, namely:-


Where the Court takes up the examination of any law or provision of law under clause (1) and such law or provision of law appears to it to be repugnant to the Injunctions of Islam, the Court shall cause to be given to the Federal Government in the case of a law with respect to a matter in the Federal Legislative List or the Concurrent Legislative List, or to the Provincial in the case of a law with respect to a matter not enumerated in the either of those Lists, a notice specifying the particular provisions that appear to it to be so repugnant, and afford to such Government adequate opportunity to have its point of view placed before the Court.” and

(b) in clause (2), for the full stop at the end a colon shall be substituted and thereafter the following proviso shall be added and shall be deemed always to have been so added, namely:-

“Provided that no such decision shall be deemed to take effect before the expiration of the period within which an appeal therefrom may be preferred to the Supreme Court or, where an appeal has been so preferred, before the disposal of such appeal.”

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