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196. Acting Chief Justice.

1[96. Acting Chief Justice.-At any time when-

(a) the office of Chief Justice of a High Court is vacant, or

(b) the Chief Justice of a High Court is absent or is unable to perform the functions of his office due to any other cause, the President shall appoint 1[one of the other Judges of the High Court, or may request one of the Judges of the Supreme Court], to act as Chief Justice.

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Footnotes:

1. Item 38 of the schedule to P.O. No. 14 of 1985, reintroduced the said words (w.e.f. March 2, 1985), in place of the words “one of the Judges of the High Court who have not previously held the office of Chief Justice of the High Court otherwise than under this Article” which were substituted by section 10 of the Constitution (Fifth Amendment) Act 1976). (62 of 1976. (w.e.f. September 13, 1976). The reintroduced words were a part of Art. 198, as adopted in 1973.

Comparative Table of Article 196 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
95
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
168
Constitution   of   India    1950:
223
Government of India Act 1935:
222(1)

Leading & Latest Cases on Article 196 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

ABRAR HASSAN
GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS
ZULFIKAR ALI BHUTTO
STATE
ABRAR HASSAN
PAKISTAN AND ANOTHER
AL-JEHAD TRUST
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN
M.D. TAHIR, ADVOCATE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND OTHERS
P L D 2008 SC 77  SHAHID ORAKZAI & ANOTHER  FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN

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