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Article: 219 Duties of Commission

219. Duties of 1[Commission].—The 2[Commission] shall be charged with the duty of,—

(a)  preparing electoral rolls for election to the National Assembly and the Provincial Assemblies, and revising such rolls annually;

(b)  organizing and conducting election to the Senate or to fill casual vacancies in a House or a Provincial Assembly; and

(c)  appointing Election Tribunals 3[ ; ]

3[(d) the holding of general elections to the National Assembly, Provincial Assemblies and the local governments; and

(e) such other functions as may be specified by an Act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) 4[:] ]

4[Provided that till such time as the members of the Commission are first appointed in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (b) of clause (2) of Article 218 pursuant to the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010, and enter upon their office, the Commissioner shall remain charged with the duties enumerated in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of this Article.]

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Footnotes:

  1. Section 9(i) of the Constitution (Twenty-second Amendment) Act, 2016 (XXV of 2016), substituted the said word, in place of the word “Commissioner”, in the marginal heading of Art. 219, (w.e.f. June 9, 2016).
  1. Section 81(i) of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), substituted the said word, in place of the word “Commissioner”, in Art. 219, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).
  1. Section 81(ii) of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), substituted a semi colon, in place of the full stop at the end of paragraph (c) of Art. 219 and added the said new paragraphs (d) and (e) thereto, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).

4. Section 7 of the Constitution (Twentieth Amendment) Act, 2012 (5 of 2012), substituted a colon, in place of the full stop, at the end of paragraph (e) of Art. 219 and thereafter inserted the said new proviso thereto, (w.e.f. February 28, 2012).

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Comparative Table of Article 219 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973:
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
140
Constitution of India 1950:
324
Government of India Act 1935:
291

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Leading & Latest Cases on Article 219 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

ABDUR RASHID
MAHMOOD SADIQ AND OTHERS
MOHAMMAD TUFAIL
MOHAMMAD SALIM AND OTHERS
GHULAM DASTGIR BARI
SALAH-UD-DIN AND OTHERS
PREM KEVALRAM SHAHANI
GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN AND ANOTHER
PROVINCE OF PUNJAB
IMRAN KHAN
P L D 2008 SC 779 AFTAB SHAHBAN MIRANI AND OTHERS MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM AND OTHERS
P L D 2013 SC 120   IMRAN KHAN AND OTHERS  ELECTION COMMISSION OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS
 
 

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