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3rdSchedule Oaths of office

THIRD SCHEDULE

Oaths of Office

PRESIDENT

[Article 42]

(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.)

I,__________________________, do solemnly swear that I am a Muslim and believe in the Unity and Oneness of Almighty Allah, the Books of Allah, the Holy Quran being the last of them, the Prophethood of Muhammad (peace be upon him) as the last of the Prophets and that there can be no Prophet after him, the Day of Judgment, and all the requirements and teachings of the Holy Quran and Sunnah:

That I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan:

That, as President of Pakistan, I will discharge my duties, and perform my functions, honestly, to the best of my ability, faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the law, and always in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of Pakistan:

That I will strive to preserve the Islamic Ideology which is the basis for the creation of Pakistan:

That I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions:

That I will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan:

That, in all circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will:

And that I will not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal to any person any matter which shall be brought under my consideration or shall become known to me as President of Pakistan, except as may be required for the due discharge of my duties as President.

1[May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen).]

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PRIME MINISTER

[Article 91   2[(5)] ]

(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.)

I,__________________________, do solemnly swear that I am a Muslim and believe in the Unity and Oneness of Almighty Allah, the Books of Allah, the Holy Quran being the last  of them, the Prophethood of Muhammad (peace be upon him) as the last of the Prophets and that there can be no Prophet after him, the Day of Judgment, and all the requirements and teachings of the Holy Quran and Sunnah:

That I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan:

That, as Prime Minister of Pakistan, I will discharge my duties, and perform my functions, honestly, to the best of my ability, faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the law, and always in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of Pakistan:

That I will strive to preserve the Islamic Ideology which is the basis for the creation of Pakistan:

That I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions:

That I will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan:

That, in all circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will:

And that I will not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal to any person any matter which shall be brought under my consideration or shall become known to me as Prime Minister except as may be required for the due discharge of my duties as Prime Minister.

1[May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen).]

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FEDERAL MINISTER OR MINISTER OF STATE

[Article 92(2)]

(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.)

I,__________________________, do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan:

That, as Federal Minister (or Minister of State); I will discharge my duties, and perform my functions, honestly, to the best of my ability, faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the law, and always in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of Pakistan:

That I will strive to preserve the Islamic Ideology which is the basis for the creation of Pakistan:

That I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions:

That I will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan:

That, in all circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will:

And that I will not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal to any person any matter which shall be brought under my consideration or shall become known to me as Federal Minister (or Minister of State), except as may be required for the due discharge of my duties as Federal Minister ( or Minister of State), or as may be specially permitted by the Prime Minister.

1[May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen).]

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SPEAKER OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OR
CHAIRMAN OF SENATE

[Articles 53(2) and 61]

(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.)

I,__________________________, do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan:

That, as Speaker of the National Assembly (or Chairman of the Senate) and whenever I am called upon to act as President of Pakistan, I will discharge my duties, and perform my functions, honestly, to the best of my ability, faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the law and as Speaker of the National Assembly in accordance with the rules of the Assembly (or as Chairman of the Senate in accordance with the rules of the Senate), and always in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of Pakistan:

That I will strive to preserve the Islamic Ideology which is the basis for the creation of Pakistan:

That I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions:

That I will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan:

And that, in all circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will:

1[May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen).]

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DEPUTY SPEAKER OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OR
DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

[Articles 53(2) and 61)]

(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.)

I,__________________________, do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan:

That, whenever I am called upon to act as Speaker of the National Assembly (or Chairman of the Senate), I will discharge my duties, and perform my functions, honestly, to the best of my ability, faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the law and the rules of the Assembly (or Senate), and always in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of Pakistan:

That I will strive to preserve the Islamic Ideology which is the basis for the creation of Pakistan:

That I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions:

That I will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan:

[And that, in all circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will:

1[May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen).]

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MEMBER OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OR
MEMBER OF SENATE

[Article 65]

(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.)

I,__________________________, do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan:

That, as a Member of the National Assembly (or Senate), I will perform my functions, honestly, to the best of my ability, faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and the law, and the rules of the Assembly (or Senate), and always in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of Pakistan:

That I will strive to preserve the Islamic Ideology which is the basis for the creation of Pakistan:

And that, I will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

1[May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen).]

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GOVERNOR OF PROVINCE

[Article 102]

(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.)

I,__________________________, do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan:

That, as the Governor of the Province of ______________________, I will discharge my duties, and perform my functions, honestly, to the best of my ability, faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the law, and always in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of Pakistan:

That I will strive to preserve the Islamic Ideology which is the basis for the creation of Pakistan:

That I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions:

That I will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan:

That, in all circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will:

And that I will not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal to any person any matter which shall be brought under my consideration or shall become known to me as Governor of the Province of …………………..except as may be required for the due discharge of my duties as Governor.

1[May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen).]

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CHIEF MINISTER OR PROVINCIAL MINISTER

[Articles 3[130(5)] and 132 (2)]


(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.)

I,__________________________, do solemnly swear that  I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan:

That, as a Chief Minister (or Minister) of the Government of the Province of _________________, I will discharge my duties, and perform my functions, honestly, to the best of my ability, faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the law, and always in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of Pakistan:

That I will strive to preserve the Islamic Ideology which is the basis for the creation of Pakistan:

That I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions:

That I will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan:

That, in all circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will:

And that I will not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal to any person any matter which shall be brought under my consideration or shall become known to me as Chief Minister (or Minister) except as may be required for the due discharge of my duties as Chief Minister (or Minister or as may be specially permitted by the Chief Minister).

1[May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen).]

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SPEAKER OF A PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY

[Articles 53(2) and 127]


(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.)

I,__________________________, do solemnly swear that  I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan:

That, as Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of the Province of _________________, 4[and whenever I am called upon to act as Governor, I will discharge] my duties, and perform my functions, honestly, to the best of my ability, faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan the law, and the rules of the Assembly, and always in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of Pakistan:

That I will strive to preserve the Islamic Ideology which is the basis for the creation of Pakistan:

That I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions:

That I will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan:

And that, in all circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without  fear or favour, affection or ill-will:

1[May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen).]

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DEPUTY SPEAKER OF A PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY

[Articles 53(2) and 127]

(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.)

I,__________________________, do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan:

That, whenever I am called upon to act as Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of the Province of _________________, I will discharge my duties, and perform my functions, honestly, to the best of my ability, faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan the law, and the rules of the Assembly, and always in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of Pakistan:

That I will strive to preserve the Islamic Ideology which is the basis for the creation of Pakistan:

That I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions:

That I will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan:

And that, in all circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will:

1[May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen).]

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MEMBER OF A PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY

[Articles 65 and 127]


(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.)

I,__________________________, do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan:

That, as a member of the Provincial Assembly of _______________, I will perform my functions, honestly, to the best of my ability, faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan the law, and the rules of the Assembly and always in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of Pakistan:

That I will strive to preserve the Islamic Ideology which is the basis for the creation of Pakistan:

And that I will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan:

11[May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen).]

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AUDITOR-GENERAL OF PAKISTAN

[Article 168(2)]

(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.)

I,__________________________, do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan:

That, as Auditor-General of Pakistan, I will discharge my duties, and perform my functions, honestly, faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the law, and to the best of my knowledge, ability and judgment, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will, and that I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions.

1[May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen).]

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CHIEF JUSTICE OF PAKISTAN OR OF A HIGH COURT
OR JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT
OR A HIGH COURT

[Articles 178 and 194]

(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.)

I,__________________________, do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan:

That, as Chief Justice of Pakistan (or a Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan or Chief Justice or a Judge of the High Court for the Province or Provinces of …………………..), I will discharge my duties, and perform my functions, honestly, to the best of my ability, andfaithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the law:
That I will abide by the code of conduct issued by the Supreme Judicial Council:

That I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions:

That I will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan:

And that, in all circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will:

1[May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen).]

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5[CHIEF JUSTICE OR JUDGE OF

THE FEDERAL SHARIAT COURT

“[Article 203 C (7)]


(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.)

I___________________________do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan:

That, as Chief Justice of the Federal Shariat Court (or a Judge of the Federal Shariat Court), I will discharge my duties, and perform my functions, honestly, to the best of my ability, and faithfully, in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the law:

That I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions.

That I will abide by the code of conduct issued by the Supreme Judicial Council:

That I will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan:

And that, in all circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will.

May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen);]

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CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER 6[OR A MEMBER OF

THE ELECTION COMMISSION OF PAKISTAN]

 

6[Article 214]

(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.)

                I,__________________________, do solemnly swear that as Chief Election Commissioner 7[or, as the case may be, member of the Election Commission of Pakistan], I will discharge my duties, and perform my functions, honestly, to the best of my ability, faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the law, and without fear or favour, affection or ill-will, and that I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions.

 

1[May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen).]


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MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES

[Article 244]


(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficient, the most Merciful.)

I,__________________________, do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan and uphold the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan which embodies the will of the people, that I will not engage myself in any political activities whatsoever and that I will honestly and faithfully serve Pakistan in the Pakistan Army (or Navy or Air Force) as required by and under the law.

1[May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen).]

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Footnotes:

1. Item 55 (2) of the Schedule to P.O. 14 of 1985 added the said paragraph to the oaths of Third Schedule, (w.e.f. March 2, 1985).

2. Section 100(I) of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), substituted the said figures, in place of figure “3” occurring in the brackets, in the Oath prescribed for the Prime Minister, in the Third Schedule, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).

3. Section 100(II) of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), substituted the said figures and brackets, in place of figures and brackets “131(4)”, in the Oath prescribed for the Chief Minister or Provincial Minister, in the Third Schedule, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).

4. Section 100(III) of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), substituted the said words and comma, in place of the words “I will discharge”, in the Oath prescribed for the Speaker of a Provincial Assembly, in the Third Schedule, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).

5. Section 100(IV) of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), substituted the Oath prescribed for the Chief Justice or a Judge of the Federal Shariat Court, in the Third Schedule, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010), in place of the Oath added by Section 4 of the Constitution (Amendment) Order, 1980, (P.O. No. 1 of 1980), (w.e.f. May 26, 1980), that read :

a*[CHIEF JUSTICE] OR b*[JUDGE] OF

THE FEDERAL SHARIAT COURT

[Article 203C (7)]

(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.)

                I,__________________________, do solemnly swear that as the a*[Chief Justice] (or a b*[Judge]) of theFederal Shariat Court, I will discharge my duties, and perform my functions, honestly, to the best of my ability and faithfully in accordance with Law;

And that I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions:]

c*[May Allah Almighty help and guide me (A’meen).]

a*.  Item 55(1) of the schedule to RCO (P.O. No. 14 of 1985), substituted the said words, in place of the word “Chairman” in the oath of Chief Justice or Judge of the Federal Shariat Court, (w.e.f. March 2, 1985).

b*.  Item 55 (1) of the schedule to RCO (P.O. No. 14 of 1985), also substituted the said word, in place of the word “member” in the oath, (w.e.f.March 2, 1985).

c*. Item 55 (2) of the schedule to RCO (P.O. No. 14 of 1985), added the said paragraph to the oath, (w.e.f.March 2, 1985).

 

6. Section 11(a) of the Constitution (Twentieth Amendment) Act, 2012 (5 of 2012), added the said words, after the word “COMMISSIONER”, in the title of the Oath prescribed for the Chief Election Commissioner, in the Third Schedule, (w.e.f. February 28, 2012).

 

7. Section 11(b) of the Constitution (Twentieth Amendment) Act, 2012 (5 of 2012), inserted the said words and commas, after the word “Commissioner”, in the Oath prescribed for the Chief Election Commissioner or a member of Election Commission of Pakistan, in the Third Schedule, (w.e.f. February 28, 2012).

Comparative Table of 3rd Schedule of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973:
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
1st Schedule
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
2nd Schedule
Constitution of India 1950:
3rd Schedule
Government of India Act 1935:
4th Schedule

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Leading & Latest Cases on 3rd Schedule of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973:

PAKISTAN LAWYERS FORUM AND OTHERS
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS


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