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Article: 122 Procedure relating to Annual Budget Statement

122.  Procedure relating to Annual Budget Statement.—(1) So much of the Annual Budget Statement as relates to expenditure charged upon the Provincial Consolidated Fund may be discussed in, but shall not be submitted to the vote of, the Provincial Assembly.

(2)  So much of the Annual Budget Statement as relates to other expenditure shall be submitted to the Provincial Assembly in the form of demands for grants, and that Assembly shall have power to assent to, or to refuse to assent to, any demand, or to assent to any demand subject to a reduction of the amount specified therein :

(3) No demand for a grant shall be made except on the recommendation of the Provincial Government.

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Footnotes:

1. Section 39 of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), omitted the proviso to clause (2) of Art. 122, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).  The deleted proviso to clause (2) of Art. 122, as adopted in 1973, that read :

Provided that, for a period of ten years from the commencing day or the holding of the second general election to the Provincial Assembly, whichever occurs later, a demand shall be deemed to have been assented to unless, by the votes of a majority of the total membership of the Assembly, it is refused or assented to subject to a reduction of the amount specified therein.


Comparative Table of Article 122 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973

Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
41
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
98
Constitution of India 1950:
202(2)(a)(b)
Government of India Act 1935:
78

Leading & Latest Cases on Article 122 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

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