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Article: 181 Acting Judges

181. Acting Judges.-(1) At any time when-

(a) the office of a Judge of the Supreme Court is vacant; or

(b) a Judge of the Supreme Court is absent or is unable to perform the functions of his office due to any other cause;

the President may, in the manner provided, in clause (1) of Article 177, appoint a Judge of a High Court who is qualified for appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court to act temporarily as a Judge of the Supreme Court.

1[Explanation.-In this clause, ‘Judge’ of a High Court’ includes a person who has retired as a Judge of a High Court.]

(2) An appointment under this Article shall continue in force until it is revoked by the President.

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Footnotes:

1. Section 2 of the Constitution (Amendment) Order 1982, P.O. No. 2 of 1982, added the said Explanation to Art. 181, (w.e.f. February 27, 1982).


Comparative Table of Article 181 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
54
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
153
Constitution of India 1950:
127
Government of India Act 1935:

Leading & Latest Cases on Article 181 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

ALI AHMAD AND ANOTHER
MUHAMMAD FAZAL AND ANOTHER

AL-JEHAD TRUST
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN
INAYATULLAH KHAN
OBAIDULLAH KHAN AND OTHERS
MUHAMMAD SADIQ
MST. BASHIRAN AND 9 OTHERS

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