The Qualification to Hold
Public Offices Order, 2002
CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S ORDER NO.19 OF 2002
An Order to provide for limitations to hold
highest public offices.
Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part I, 6th July,
F.No.2(4)l2002-Pub., dated 6-7-2002.--The
following Order promulgated by the Chief Executive is hereby published for
Whereas it is imperative to consolidate the
measures taken by Chief Executive of Pakistan for the achievement of the
objective of reconstruction of the institutions of State for establishing
genuine and sustainable democracy to ensure good governance for an irreversible
transfer of power to the people of Pakistan;
And whereas it is necessary to strengthen the
democratic institutions by putting limitations for holding the highest public
offices for not more than the specified terms and matters connected therewith
the ancillary thereto;
And whereas the Chief Executive is satisfied that
circumstances exist which render it essential to take immediate action.
Now, therefore, in pursuance of the Proclamation
of Emergency of the fourteenth day of October, 1999, and the Provisional
Constitution Order No. l of 1999, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in
that behalf, the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is pleased
to make and promulgate the following Order:---
1. Short title, extent and commencement.--(1)
This Order may be called the Qualification to Hold Public Offices Order, 2002.
(2) It extends to the whole of
(3) It shall come into force at once.
2. Qualification to hold certain public
offices.--Notwithstanding anything contained in the Constitution or any
other law for the time being in force, a person who has, at any time, held the
office of the Prime Minister, or that of a Chief Minister of a Province or a
combination of such offices for two terms, irrespective of whether any one of
the two or both the terms of office were completed or not, shall not be
qualified to hold the office of the Prime Minister or that of a Chief Minister.