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Article 6. High treason

6.  High treason.—1[(1)     Any person who abrogates or subverts or suspends or holds in abeyance, or attempts or conspires to abrogate or subvert or suspend or hold in abeyance, the Constitution by use of force or show of force or by any other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.]

(2) Any person aiding or abetting 2[or collaborating] the acts mentioned in clause (1) shall likewise be guilty of high treason.

3[(2A) An act of high treason mentioned in clause (1) or clause (2) shall not be validated by any court including the Supreme Court and a High Court.]

(3) 4[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] shall by law provide for the punishment of persons found guilty of high treason.

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Footnotes:

1. Section 4(i) of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), substituted the said clause, in its present form, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010), in place of the clause (1) of Art. 6, as adopted in 1973, that read :

(1) Any person who abrogates or attempts or conspires to abrogate, subverts or attempts or conspires to subvert the Constitution by use of force or show of force or by other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.

2.             Section 4(ii) of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), inserted the said word after the word “abetting” in clause (2) of Art. 6, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).

3.             Section 4(iii) of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), inserted a new clause (2A), in its present form, after clause (2) of Art. 6, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).

4.             See Footnote 2 on page 4.


Comparative Table of Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
Constitution   of   India    1950:
Government of India Act 1935:


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Leading & Latest Cases on Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :
MIAN ZAHID SARFARAZ
RAJA NADIR PERVAIZ KHAN AND OTHER
SHARAF FARIDI AND OTHERS
FEDERATION OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN
MUHAMMAD NAWAZ SHARIF
PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS
SH. LIAQUAT HUSSAIN AND OTHERS
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN through Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliament

 

 

 

 

 

 

P L D 2009 SC 879

PAKISTAN LAWYERS FORUM AND OTHERS

SINDH HIGH COURT BAR ASSOCIATION THROUGH ITS SECRETARY

FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN THROUGH SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF LAW

One comment

  1. Parvez Musharraf abrogated or kept in abeyance the constitution on 12 October,2099 and not on 7 March 2007. If case has to be filed on him he is to be tried on his action of 12 October. This case is a mere victamisation by Nawaz and Iftikhar Chaudhry and not in accordance with law.



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