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Article: 157 Electricity

157.  Electricity.—(1)  The Federal Government may in any Province construct or cause to be constructed hydro-electric or thermal power installations or grid stations for the generation of electricity and lay or cause to be laid inter-Provincial transmission lines 1[ : ]

1[Provided that the Federal Government shall, prior to taking a decision to construct or cause to be constructed, hydro-electric power stations in any Province, shall consult the Provincial Government concerned.]

 

(2)     The Government of a Province may—

(a)  to the extent electricity is supplied to that Province from the national grid, require supply to be made in bulk for transmission and distribution within the Province:

(b)  levy tax on consumption of electricity within the Province:

(c)  Construct power houses and grid stations and lay transmission lines for use within the Province; and

(d)  determine the tariff for distribution of electricity within the Province.

2[(3) In case of any dispute between the Federal Government and a Provincial Government in respect of any matter under this Article, any of the said Governments may move the Council of Common Interests for resolution of the dispute.]

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Footnotes:

1. Section 58(i) of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), substituted a colon, in place of the full stop, at the end of clause (1) of Art. 157 and inserted a new proviso thereto, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).

2. Section 58(ii) of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), inserted a new clause (3), in its present form, after clause (2) of Art. 157, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).


Comparative Table of Article 157 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 157 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

1996 CLC 1090  SHAIKH NADEEM YOUNAS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, NOBLE TEXTILE MILLS, PATTOKI  WAPDA THROUGH CHAIRMAN WAPDA, WAPDA HOUSE
MESSRS GADOON TEXTILE MILLS AND 814 OTHERS
WAPDA AND OTHERS
MESSRS GADOON TEXTILES MILLS LTD. AND OTHERS
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN THROUGH SECRETARY, WATER AND POWER AND OTHERS

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