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Article: 203H Pending proceedings to continue, etc

1[203H. Pending proceedings to continue, etc.-(1) Subject to clause (2) nothing in this Chapter shall be deemed to require any proceedings pending in any Court or Tribunal immediately before the commencement of this Chapter or initiated after such commencement, to be adjourned or stayed by reason only of a petition having been made to the Court for a decision as to whether or not a law or provision of law relevant to the decision of the point in issue in such proceedings is repugnant to the Injunctions of Islam; and all such proceedings shall continue, and the point in issue therein shall be decided, in accordance with the law for the time being in force.

(2) All proceedings under clause (1) of Article 203B of the Constitution that may be pending before any High Court immediately before the commencement of this Chapter shall stand transferred to the Court and shall be dealt with by the Court from the stage from which they are so transferred.

(3) Neither the Court nor the Supreme Court shall in the exercise of its jurisdiction under this Chapter have power to grant an injunction or make any interim order in relation to any proceedings pending in any other Court or tribunal.]

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Footnotes:

1. Section 3 of the Constitution (Amendment) Order, 1980 (P.O. No. 1 of 1980), in substituting a new chapter 3A, added Art. 203H, (w.e.f. June 5, 1980).


Comparative Table of Article 203H of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :

Constitution of India 1950:
Government of India Act 1935:

Leading & Latest Cases on Article 203H of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :


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