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1[96. Vote of no-confidence against the Prime Minister.] Omitted.

1[96. Vote of no-confidence against the Prime Minister.] Omitted.


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Footnotes:

1. Item 20 of the schedule to P.O. No. 14 of 1985, amended Art. 96, as adopted in 1973, and reproduced it as Art. 95, (w.e.f. March 2, 1985). Art. 96 thus, deleted by substitution, read :
“96:– Vote of no-confidence against the Prime Minister—(1) A resolution for a vote of no-confidence may be passed against the Prime Minister by the National Assembly.
(2) A resolution referred to in clause (1) shall not be moved in the National Assembly unless, by the same resolution, the name of another member of the Assembly is put forward as the successor.
(3) A resolution referred to in clause (1) shall not be moved in the National Assembly while the National Assembly is considering demands for grants submitted to it in the Annual Budget Statement.
(4) A resolution referred to in clause (1) shall not be voted upon before the expiration of three days, or later than seven days, from the day on which such resolution is moved in the National Assembly.
(5) If the resolution referred to in clause (1) is passed by a majority of the total membership of the National Assembly, the President shall call upon the person named in the resolution as the successor to assume office and on his entering upon office his predecessor and the Federal Ministers and Ministers of State appointed by him shall cease to hold office.:
Provided that, for a period of ten years from the commencing day or the holding of the second general election to the National Assembly whichever occurs later, the vote of a member, elected to the National Assembly as a candidate or nominee of a political party, cast in support of a resolution for a vote of n-confidence shall be disregarded if the majority of the members of that political party in the National Assembly has cast its votes against the passing of such resolution.
(6) If a resolution referred to in clause (1) is not passed, another such resolution shall not be moved until a period of six months has elapsed.


Comparative Table of Article 96 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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