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Article: 153 Council of Common Interests

153.  Council of Common Interests.—(1) There shall be a Council of Common Interests, in this Chapter referred to as the Council, to be appointed by the President.

1[(2) The Council shall consist of—

­(a) the Prime Minister who shall be the Chairman of the Council;

(b) the Chief Ministers of the Provinces; and

(c) three members from the Federal Government to be nominated by the Prime Minister from time to time.]

2[(3)] Omitted.

(4)  The Council shall be responsible to 3[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) 4[and shall submit an Annual Report to both Houses of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] ].

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Footnotes:

1. Section 54(i) of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), substituted clause (2) of Art. 153, in its present form, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010). The substituted clause (2) of Art. 153, as adopted in 1973, that read :

(2)  The members of the Council shall be–

(a)  the Chief Ministers of the Provinces, and

(b)  an equal number of members from the Federal Government to be nominated by the Prime Minister from time to time.

2. Section 54(ii) of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), omitted clause (3) of Art. 153, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010). The deleted clause (3) of Art. 153, as adopted in 1973, that read :

(3)  The Prime Minister, if he is a member of the Council, shall be the Chairman of the Council but, if at any time he is not a member, the President may nominate a Federal Minister who is a member of the Council to be its Chairman.

3.  See Footnote 2 on page 4.

4. Section 54(iii) of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), added the said words, after the word “(Parliament)” occurring in the brackets, at the end of clause (4) of Art. 153, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).


Comparative Table of Article 153 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
130
Constitution of India 1950:
263
Government of India Act 1935:
135


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Leading & Latest Cases on Article 153 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

KHALID MALIK AND OTHERS
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS
MUHAMMAD NAWAZ SHARIF
PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS
P L D 1996 KARACHI 27  AMIN AHMED AND 31 OTHERS  MINISTRY OF PRODUCTION, GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS
MESSRS GADOON TEXTILE MILLS AND 814 OTHERS
WAPDA AND OTHERS

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