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Article: 154 Functions and rules of procedure

154.  Functions and rules of procedure.— 1[(1) The Council shall formulate and regulate policies in relation to matters in Part II of the Federal Legislative List and shall exercise supervision and control over related institutions.]

2[(2) The Council shall be constituted within thirty days of the Prime Minister taking oath of office.

(3) The Council shall have a permanent Secretariat and shall meet at least once in ninety days:

Provided that the Prime Minister may convene a meeting on the request of a Province on an urgent matter.]

2[(4)] The decisions of the Council shall be expressed in terms of the opinion of the majority.

2[(5)] Until 3[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] makes provision by law in this behalf, the Council may make its rules of procedure.

2[(6)] 3[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] in joint sitting may from time to time by resolution issue directions through the Federal Government to the Council generally or in a particular matter to take action as 3[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] may deem just and proper and such directions shall be binding on the Council.

2[(7)] If the Federal Government or a Provincial Government is dissatisfied with a decision of the Council, it may refer the matter to 3[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] in a joint sitting whose decision in this behalf shall be final.

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Footnotes:

1. Section 55(i) of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), substituted clause (1) of Art. 154, in its present form, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010). The substituted clause (1) of Art. 154, as adopted in 1973, that read :

(1) The Council  shall formulate  and regulate policies in relation to matters in Part II of the Federal Legislative List and, in so far as it is in relation  to the affairs of the Federation, the matter in entry 34 (electricity) in the Concurrent Legislative List, and shall exercise supervision and control over related institutions.

2. Section 55(ii) of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), renumbered clauses (2), (3), (4) and (5) as clauses (4), (5), (6) and (7) respectively, and added new clauses (2) and (3) after clause (1) of Art. 154, in their present form, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).

3.  See Footnote 2 on page 4.


Comparative Table of Article 154 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
Constitution of India 1950:
Government of India Act 1935:


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Leading & Latest Cases on Article 154 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

SAMIUDDIN QURESHI
FINANCE MEMBER, RAILWAY BOARD, LAHORE
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
1996 CLC 1090
SHAIKH NADEEM YOUNAS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, NOBLE TEXTILE MILLS, PATTOKI
WAPDA THROUGH CHAIRMAN WAPDA, WAPDA HOUSE
1997 SCMR 641  MESSRS GADOON TEXTILE MILLS AND 814 OTHERS  WAPDA AND OTHERS

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