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25 th Amendment 2018

The Constitution (Twenty-fifth Amendment) Act, 2017

SENATE SECRETARIAT

Islamabad, the 4th June, 2018

Act No. XXXVII of 2018

An Act further to amend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

            WHEREAS it is expedient further to amend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

            It is hereby enacted as follows :—

  1. Short title and commencement.–(1) This Act may be called the Constitution (Twenty-fifth Amendment) Act, 2018.

            (2)       Except as provided in this Act, it shall come into force at once.

  1. Amendment of Article 1 of the Constitution,– In the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, hereinafter referred to as the Constitution, in Article 1, in clause (2),–

    (i)   in paragraph (b), after semi-colon the word “and” shall be inserted;

    (ii)  paragraph (c) shall be omitted ; and

    (iii)  paragraph (d) shall be renumbered as paragraph (c).

    3. Amendment of Article 51 of the Constitution.–In the Constitution, in Article 51,–

    (i)  in clause (1), for the expression “three hundred and forty-two” the expression “three hundred and thirty-six” shall be substituted;

    (ii)  for clause (3) and the Table thereunder, the following shall be substituted, namely :–

“(3)      The seats in the National Assembly referred to in clause (1), except the seats mentioned in clause (4), shall be allocated to each Province and the Federal Capital as under :-

  General Seats Women Seats Total Seats
Balochistan 16 4 20
Khyber Pkhtunkhwa 45 10 55
Punjab 141 32 173
Sindh 61 14 75
Federal Capital 3 3
Total 266 60 326”

(iii)  after clause (3), substituted as aforesaid, the following new clause shall be inserted, namely :–

“(3A)   Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (3) or any other law for the time being in force, the members of the National Assembly from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas to be elected in the general elections, 2018 shall continue till dissolution of the National Assembly and thereafter this clause shall stand omitted.”; and

(iv)  in clause 5, the words, brackets; figure and comma “Save as provided in clause (3) in respect of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas,“ shall be omitted and for the word “the”, occurring for the first time, the word “The” shall be substituted.

 4. Amendment of Article 59 of the Constitution.– In the Constitution, in Article 59,—

(1)  In clause (1),—

 (a) for the words “one hundred and four” the word “ninety-six” shall be substituted ; and

 (b)  paragraph (b) shall be omitted :

(2)  in clause (3), paragraph (b) shall be omitted ; and

(3)  after clause (3), amended as aforesaid, the following new clause shall be inserted, namely ;–

“(3A)   Notwithstanding the omission of paragraph (b) of clause (1) and the omission of paragraph (b) of clause (3), the exiting members of the Senate from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas shall continue till expiry of their respective terms of office and on the expiry of the aforesaid terms this clause shall stand omitted.”.

  1. Amendment of Article 62 of the Constitution.–In the Constitution, in Article 62, in clause (1), in paragraph (c), the words “or the Federally Administered Tribal Areas” shall be omitted.
  1. Amendment of Article 106 of the Constitution.–In the Constitution, in Article 106,–

(i)  In clause (1), in the Table, for the expression “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa” in the first column and the entries relating thereto in the second, third, fourth and fifth columns, the following shall be substituted, namely :-

“Khyber Pakhtunkhwa  115   26   4   145”   and

(ii)  After clause (1), amended as aforesaid, the following new clauses shall be inserted, namely; —

“(1A)   The seats for the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, referred to in clause (1), include sixteen general seats, four seats for the women and one seat for non-Muslims in respect of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas :

            Provided that elections to the aforesaid seats shall be held within one year after the general elections, 2018.

(1B)     After elections to seats referred to in clause (1A), both clause (!A) and this clause shall stand omitted”.

  1. Amendment of Article 155 of the Constitution.– In the Constitution, in Article 155, in clause (1), the words and comma “or the Federally Administered Tribal Areas,” shall be omitted.
  1. Amendment of Article 246 of the Constitution.–In the Constitution, in Article 246,–

(i)  in paragraph (b), the word “and”, at the end, shall be omitted;

(ii)  in paragraph (c), for the full stop at the end, a semi colon and the word “; and” shall be substituted; and

(iii)  after paragraph (c), as amended herein above, the following new paragraph shall be added, namely:–

“d)       On the commencement of the Constitution (Twenty-fifth Amendment) Act, 2018, the areas mentioned in—

(i)  paragraph (b),—

(a)  in sub-paragraph (i), shall stand merged in the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; and

(b)  in sub-paragraph (ii), shall stand merged in the Province of Balochistan; and

   (ii)  paragraph (c), shall stand merged in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.”.

  1. Omission of Article 247 of the Constitution.– In the Constitution, Article 247 shall be omitted.

AMJED PERVEZ,

Secretary

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