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Article: 192 Constitution of High Court

192. Constitution of High Court. — (1) A High Court shall consist of a Chief Justice and so many other Judges as may be determined by law or, until so determined as may be fixed by the President.

1[(2) The Sind and Baluchistan High Court shall cease to function as a common High Court for the Provinces of Baluchistan and Sind.

(3) The President shall, by Order, establish a High Court for each of the Provinces of Baluchistan and Sind and may make such provision in the order for the Principal seats of the two High Courts, transfer of the Judges of the common High Court, transfer of cases pending in the common High Court immediately before the establishment of the two High Courts and, generally, for matters consequential or ancillary to the common High Court ceasing to function and the establishment of the two High Courts as he may deem fit.

(4) The jurisdiction of a High Court may, by Act of 2[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)], be extended to any area in Pakistan not forming part of a Province.]

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Footnotes:

1. Section 8 of the Constitution (Fifth Amendment) Act 1976, (62 of 1976), substituted clauses 2,3, and 4 of Article 192, in their present form, (w.e.f. September 13, 1976), in place of the said clauses as adopted in 1973, that read :
“(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in Article 175, any two provinces may, with the consent of the President, agree that there shall be a common High Court for the two Provinces, and the President shall establish a common High Court accordingly.
Explanation. — The sind and Baluchistan High Court as functioning immediately before the commencing day shall be deemed to have been established under this clause.
(3) A High Court established under clause (2) shall have jurisdiction in both the Provinces for which it has been established.
(4) The agreement referred to in clause (2) shall contain such incidental and consequential provisions, including provisions relating to sharing of expenditure connected with the High Court, as may appear necessary or desirable for giving effect to the purposes of the agreement and shall specify by which Governor any function which is to be discharged by the Governor of a Province under this Chapter shall be discharged in respect of the High Court, and the Governor so specified shall have the power to discharge that function.”

2. See Footnote 2 of Article 1.


Comparative Table of Article 192 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
91
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
165
Constitution of India 1950:
216
Government of India Act 1935:
220

Leading & Latest Cases on Article 192 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

PIR ILLAHI BAKHSH
PROVINCE OF SIND AND ANOTHER
KHAN HAMID ULLAH KHAN AND ANOTHER
NAZIR BEGUM & OTHERS
ABRAR HASSAN
GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN AND ANOTHER
ZULFIKAR ALI BHUTTO
STATE

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