Discovering the Pakistani Constitution -Part 2

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 2:30:55 by

Discovering the Pakistani Constitution -Part 2

The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, which is the supreme law of the federation in our country, is a very interesting and complete document which could, if eradicated, put our state in a condition of lawlessness and every man for himself
type of circumstances.

It is the Constitution that keeps all state and provincial institutions intact and running within specific boundaries and under the law.

There are 11 parts of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973, which deals with all aspects of the running of the nation in terms of state regulations, the working and enforcements of laws, it deals with figureheads around the country
and their duties to the people along with the fundamental rights which are to be secured for every single citizen of this great land.

Part 1 –Introductory

The Constitutions first part is that which deals with the basics and necessities of the country. It consists of the first six articles which revolve around the republic and its territories, Islam as the state religion, elimination of exploitation, right
of individuals to be dealt with in accordance to the law, loyalty to state and obedience to the Constitution and law and finally, high treason.

Article 1 – The Republic and its Territories

The first article in the Pakistani Constitution is that this country shall be a Federal Republic and will be officially known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

(a)    Pakistan shall comprise of the provinces, which are Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Punjab and Sindh.

(b)   Islamabad will be known as the Capital Territory, formally acknowledged as the Federal Capital.

(c)    There shall also be the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

(d)   The inclusion of other states and territories by the Parliament.

Article 2- Islam as the State Religon

The next article deals with the religion of the State, which will be Islam and nothing else as the majority of people living in Pakistan are Muslims, and the reason for the creation of Pakistan was for Islam to rule.

Article 3- Elimination of Exploitation

This article realises the fact that there shall be no exploitation of any kind throughout the entire State.

Article 4- Right of Individuals to be dealt with in accordance with Law

Every citizen under this article has the right to be and must be dealt in accordance with the law and no action shall be taken on life, liberty, body, reputation or property of any person without the ruling of law along with not being forced to do anything
that this law does not require him to do.

Article 5 – Loyalty to State and obedience to Constitution and Law

Every citizen has the duty to be obedient to the State and to the Constitution as long as he is within the territories of this State.

Article 6- High Treason

Any act which goes against the supreme law of the land or even attempts to do so will be held under high treason, it cannot be validated by any court in the State and will be punishable by the parliament if found guilty.

To be continued in Part 3…




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