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Article: 146 Power of Federation to confer powers, etc., on Provinces, in certain cases

146. Power of Federation to confer powers, etc., on Provinces, in certain cases.-(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Constitution, the Federal Government may, with the consent of the Government of a Province, entrust either conditionally or unconditionally to that Government, or to its officers, functions in relation to any matter to which the executive authority of the Federation extends.

(2) An Act of 1[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] may, notwithstanding that it relates to a matter with respect to which a Provincial Assembly has no power to make laws, confer powers and impose duties upon a Province or officers and authorities thereof.

(3) Where by virtue of this Article powers and duties have been conferred or imposed upon a Province or officers or authorities thereof, there shall be paid by the Federation to the Province such sum as may be agreed or, in default of agreement, as may be determined by an arbitrator appointed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan, in respect of any extra costs of administration incurred by the Province in connection with the exercise of those powers or the discharge of those duties.

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Footnotes:

. See Footnote 2 on article 1.


Comparative Table of Article 146 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
143
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
Constitution of India 1950:
257
Government of India Act 1935:
124

Leading & Latest Cases on Article 146 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

NASIM FATIMA
GOVERNMENT OF WEST PAKISTAN & ANOTHER
GHULAM JILANI
GOVERNMENT OF WEST PAKISTAN AND OTHERS
ABDUL BAQI BALUCH
GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN & OTHERS
SARFRAZ KHURSHID
SECRETARY, POPULATION WELFARE DIVISION

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