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06th Amendment 1976

The Constitution (Sixth Amendment) Act, 1976

ACT LXXXIV OF 1976

January 4, 1977

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

The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 31st December, 1976, and is hereby published for general information:—

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 (Sixth Amendment) Act, 1976.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Amendment of Article 179 of the Constitution.—In the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, hereinafter referred to as the Constitution in Article 179, after clause (5), the following new clause shall be added, namely:—

“(6) Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (1) or clause (2), a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who attains the age of sixty-five years before he has held that office for a term of five years may continue to hold that office until he has completed that term.”

3. Amendment of Article 195 of the Constitution.—In the Constitution, in Article 195, after clause (5), the following new clause shall be added, namely:—

“(6) Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (1) or clause (2), a Chief Justice of a High Court who attains the age of sixty-two years before he has held that office for a term of four years may continue to hold that office until he has completed that term.”

4. Amendment of Article 246 of the Constitution.—In the Constitution, in Article 246,—

(a) in paragraph (b), in sub-paragraph (i),–

(i) after the brackets, words and comma “(which includes Kalam)”, the words and comma “the Tribunal Area in Kohistan District,” shall be inserted and shall be deemed to have been so inserted on the first day of October, 1976; and

(ii) for the word “Hazara” the word “Mansehra” shall be substituted and shall be deemed to have been so substituted on the first day of October, 1976; and

(b) paragraph (c), for the sub-paragraph (v) the following shall be substituted and shall be deemed to have been so substituted on the first day of December, 1973, namely:
(v) Bajaur Agency;

(v-a) Orakzai Agency.

5. Amendment of Article 260 of the Constitution.—In the Constitution, in Article 260, in the definition of “Service of Pakistan”, after the words “Parliamentary Secretary”, the commas and words, “Chairman or member of a Law Commission, Chairman or member of the Council of Islamic Ideology, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Adviser to the Prime Minister, Special Assistant to a Chief Minister, Adviser to a Chief Minister” shall be inserted.

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