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Article: 1 The Republic and its territories

1.  The Republic and its territories.—(1) Pakistan shall be a Federal Republic to be known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, hereinafter referred to as Pakistan.

1[(2)  The territories of Pakistan shall comprise—]

(a)  the Provinces of 2[Balochistan], the 2[Khyber Pakhtunkhwa], the Punjab and 2[Sindh];

(b)   the Islamabad Capital Territory, hereinafter referred to as the Federal Capital;

(c)  the Federally Administered Tribal Areas; and

(d)  such States and territories as are or may be included in Pakistan, whether by  accession or otherwise.

1[(3)] Omitted.

1[(3) 3[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] may by law admit into the Federation        new States or areas on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit.]

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Footnotes:

1.  Section 2 of the Constitution (First Amendment) Act, 1974 (33 of 1974) substituted the said words in clause (2) of Art. 1, (w.e.f. May 4, 1974), in place of the words and colon “The Constitution shall apply to the following territories of Pakistan :“ and omitted clause (3) of Art. 1.  The deleted clause (3), adopted in 1973, read :

(3)  The Constitution shall be appropriately amended so as to enable the people of the Province of East Pakistan, as and when foreign aggression in that Province and its effects are eliminated, to be represented in the affairs of the Federation.

Section 2 of the Constitution (First Amendment) Act, 1974 (33 of 1974), also renumbered clause (4) as clause (3) of Art. 1, (w.e.f. May 4, 1974).

2. Section 3 of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), substituted the said words, in place of the words, “Baluchistan”, “North West Frontier” and “Sind”, in paragraph (a) of clause (1) of Art. 1, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).

3.  Item 1 of the Schedule to the Revival of the Constitution of 1973 Order, 1985, Presidents Order No. 14 of 1985 (hereinafter referred to as P.O. No. 14 of 1985), substituted the words and brackets “Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)”, in place of the word “Parliament” in clause 3 of Art. 1 and wherever it appears in the succeeding provisions of the Constitution, (w.e.f. March 2, 1985).


Comparative Table of Article 1 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
1
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
1
Constitution   of   India    1950:
1
Government of India Act 1935:
1 & 5

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Leading & Latest Cases on Article 1 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

TANVEER A QURESHI
PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN, PRESIDENT HOUSE ISLAMABAD & 3 OTHERS
MIAN MANZOOR AHMED WATTOO
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN & 3 OTHERS
WUKALA MAHAZ BARAI TAHAFAZ DASTOOR
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN
PHOENIX SECURITY SERVICES (PVT.) LTD. through Director
MESSRS EMERALD MINING COMPANY (PVT.) LTD. THROUGH MANAGING
SAKHI DOST JAN
THE STATE
MUHAMMAD RIAZ
SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF PAKISTAN AND 15 OTHERS

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