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President promulgates “ Constitution (Second Amendment) Order

ISLAMABAD, Dec 14 President Pervez Musharraf has promulgated “Constitution (Second Amendment)” Order  on Friday.

The ordinance shall come into force on  and with effect from December 14, 2007.

Here is the text of the Order:

The following President’s Order promulgated by the President is hereby

published for general information:-

 

President’s Order No. 6 of 2007

AN

Order

Further to amend the Constitution

WHEREAS pursuant to the Proclamation of emergency of 3rd day of November, 2007 and the Provisional Constitution Order No. 1 of 2007, the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has been held in abeyance;

AND WHEREAS the Provisional Constitution Order provides that the President may from time to time amend the Constitution, as is deemed expedient;

AND WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the Constitution for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

NOW, THEREFORE, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the

following Order:-

 

1.    Short title and commencement.- (1) This Order may be called the Constitution (Second Amendment) Order, 2007.

(2) It shall come into force on and with effect from the 14th day of December, 2007.

 

2.    Amendment of the Constitution and removal of difficulties.- (1) The constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is hereby amended to the extent and in the manner specified in column 3 of the Schedule annexed to this Order.

(2) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to any of the provisions of this Order, the President may make such provisions and pass such orders as he may deem fit.

(3) The validity of any provision made or orders passed under clause (1) and (2), shall not be called in question by or before any Court, including Supreme Court, Federal Shariat Court, a High Court, any forum or authority, on any ground whatsoever.

 

THE SCHEDULE

( See Article 2(1))

S.No        Article/Chapter of     Amendments made (1)     (2)     (3)

 

1.                41.                     In clause (3); the words, brackets

                                          and figure “to be elected after the

                                          expiration of the term specified in

                                          clause (7)” shall be omitted and

                                          shall be deemed to have been omitted

                                          with effect from the 17th day of

                                          August, 1988.

 

2.                44.                In clause (2), for the words “Subject

to the constitution” the words “Notwithstanding anything contained in the constitution” shall be substituted.

 

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