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96-A. Referendum as to confidence in Prime Minister.] *[Ceased to be in force.]

1[96-A. Referendum as to confidence in Prime Minister.] *[Ceased to be in force.]


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Footnotes:

1. Section 2 of the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act 1977 (23 of 1977) inserted Art. 96-A. (w.e.f. May 16, 1977). Subsection 3 of section 1 of the Act provided that the Art. would cease to be force from September 13, 1977. Art. 96-A, deleted by virtue of the said Act, read :
“96-A. Referendum as to confidence in Prime Minister. — (1) If at any time the Prime Minister considers it necessary to obtain a vote of confidence of the people of Pakistan through a referendum he may advise the President to cause the matter to be referred to referendum is accordance with law made by Parliament.
(2) The law referred to in clause (1) shall provide for the Constitution of a Referendum Commission and the manner and mode of holding a referendum.
(3) On receipt of the advice of the Prime Minister under clause (1), the President shall call upon the Referendum Commission to conduct a referendum amongst the persons whose names appear on the electoral rolls for the immediately preceding general elections to the National Assembly as revised up-to-date.
(4) Any dispute arising in connection with the counting of votes at a referendum shall be finally determined by the Referendum Commission or a member thereof authorised by it and, save as aforesaid, no dispute arising in connection with a referendum or the result thereof shall be raised or permitted to be raised before any Court or other authority whatsoever.
(5) If, on the final court of the votes cast at the referendum the Prime Minister fails to secure majority of the total votes cast in the matter of the confidence of the people of Pakistan, he shall be deemed to have tendered his resignation within the meaning of Article 94.”


Comparative Table of Article 96A 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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