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Article: 149 Directions to Provinces in certain cases

149.  Directions to Provinces in certain cases.—(1) The executive authority of every Province shall be so exercised as not to impede or prejudice the exercise of the executive authority of the Federation, and the executive authority of the Federation shall extend to the giving of such directions to a Province as may appear to the Federal Government to be necessary for that purpose.

1[(2)] Omitted.

(3) The executive authority of the Federation shall also extend to the giving of directions to a Province as to the construction and maintenance of means of communication declared in the direction to be of national or strategic importance.

(4)  The executive authority of the Federation shall also extend to the giving of directions to a Province as to the manner in which the executive authority thereof is to be exercised for the purpose of preventing any grave menace to the peace or tranquillity or economic life of Pakistan or any part thereof.

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Footnotes:

1. Section 53 of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), omitted clause (2) of Art. 149, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010). The deleted clause (2) of Art. 149, as adopted in 1973, that read :

(2)  The executive authority of the Federation shall also extend to the giving of directions to a Province as to the carrying into execution therein of any Federal law which relates to a matter specified in the Concurrent Legislative List and authorises the giving of such directions.


Comparative Table of Article 149 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
126
Constitution of India 1950:
257
Government of India Act 1935:
126

Leading & Latest Cases on Article 149 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

FAROUGH AHMED SIDDIQI THE PROVINCE OF SINDH AND OTHERS
THE PROVINCE OF SINDH AND OTHERS “
Mohtarma BENAZIR BHUTTO AND ANOTHER
PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS

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