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Article: 19 Freedom of speech, etc

19. Freedom of speech, etc.-Every citizen shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression, and there shall be freedom of the press, subject to any reasonable restrictions imposed by law in the interest of the glory of Islam or the integrity, security or defence of Pakistan or any part thereof, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality, or in relation to contempt of court, 1[commission of] or incitement to an offence.

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Footnotes:

1. Section 4 of the Constitution (Fourth Amendment) Act, 1975 (71 of 1975) substituted the said words in place of the word “defamation”, in Art. 19, (w.e.f. November 21, 1975).


Comparative Table of Article 19 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :

6(III.9)

Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :

8

Constitution   of   India    1950:

19

Government of India Act 1935:

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Leading & Latest Cases on Article 19 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

SHEIKH MUHAMMAD RASHID
MAJID NIZAMI, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, THE NATION AND NAWA-E-WAQAT, LAHORE
ENGINEER JAMEEL AHMED MALIK
PAKISTAN ORDNANCE FACTORIES BOARD, WAH CANTT THROUGH CHAIRMAN
MAJ. ZAHID HUSSAIN
CHAIRMAN, ARBITRATION COUNCIL, CANTONMENT BOARD, LAHORE
NADEEM ASGHAR KAIRA
GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB THROUGH S ECRETARY, LOCAL GOVERNMENT
ORDER ON
MAINTAINABILITY
IN MEMO GATE CASE
 WATAN PARTY AND OTHERS  FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS

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  1. […] Article 19 of the 1973 Pakistani Constitution ensures that “every citizen shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression, and there […]



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