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Article: 127 Provisions relating to National Assembly, etc., to apply to Provincial Assembly etc..

127.        Provisions relating to National Assembly, etc., to apply to Provincial Assembly,    etc.—Subject   to    the    Constitution,    the    provisions   of   clauses   (2)   to   (8) of   Article   53,   clauses   (2)   and   (3)   of   Article   54,   Article   55,   Articles    63  to  67, Article   69,   Article   77,  Article   87    and     Article   88  shall   apply   to   and   in     relation to a   Provincial    Assembly   or   a   committee   or   members   thereof or the Provincial Government, but so that—

(a)  any  reference  in those provisions to 1[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)], a House  or  the  National  Assembly  shall be read as a reference to the Provincial  Assembly;

(b)  any   reference   in  those  provisions to the President shall be read as a reference to the Governor of the Province;

(c)  any  reference  in  those  provisions  to  the  Federal  Government  shall  be read as a reference to the Provincial Government;

(d)  any reference in those provisions to the Prime Minister shall be read as a reference to the Chief Minister;

(e)  any reference in those provisions to a Federal Minister shall be read as a reference to a Provincial Minister; 2[****]

(f)  any reference in those provisions to the National Assembly of Pakistan shall be read as a reference to the Provincial Assembly in existence immediately before the commencing day 3[; and]

4[(g)  the said clause (2) of Article 54 shall have effect as if, in the proviso thereto, for the words “one hundred and thirty” the word 5[“seventy”] were substituted.] _________________________________________________________________________________

Footnotes:

1.  See Footnote 2 on page 4.

2.  Section 7(a) of the Constitution (First Amendment) Act, 1974 (33 of 1974) omitted the conjunction “and” at the end of paragraph (e) of Art. 127,  (w.e.f. May 4, 1974).

3.  Section 7(b) of the Constitution (First Amendment) Act 1974, (33 of 1974), substituted the semi-colon and conjunction “and” for the full-stop, at the end of paragraph (f) of Art. 127, (w.e.f. May 4, 1974).

4. Section 7(c) of the Constitution (First Amendment) Act 1974 (33 of 1974), added paragraph (g) to Art. 127. (w.e.f. May 4, 1974).

5. Section 40 of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), substituted the said words, in place of the word “seventy”, in paragraph (g) of Art. 127, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).


Comparative Table of Article 127 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973

Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
Constitution of India 1950:
Government of India Act 1935:

Leading & Latest Cases on Article 127 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

BADAR IQBAL
SPEAKER SINDH PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY AND OTHERS
SYED MASROOR AHSAN AND OTHERS
AEDESHIR COW ASJEE AND OTHERS
ASIF ALI ZARDARI
FEDRATION OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS
SARDAR FATEH ALI KHAN UMRANI
CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSION OF PAKISTAN AND THREE OTHERS
syed JALAL MEHMOOD SHAH AND ANOTHER
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN

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