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Article: 222 Electoral laws

222. Electoral Laws.—Subject to the Constitution, 1[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] may by law provide for—

(a)  the allocation of seats in the National Assembly as required by clauses (3) and (4) of Article 51;

(b)  the delimitation of constituencies by the Election Commission 2[including delimitation of constituencies of local governments];

(c)  the preparation of electoral rolls, the requirements as to residence in a constituency, the determination of objections pertaining to and the Commencement of electoral rolls;

(d)  the conduct of elections and election petitions; the decision of doubts and disputes arising in connection with elections;

(e)  matters  relating to corrupt practices and other offences in connection with elections; and

(f)  all other matters necessary for the due constitution of the two Houses 3[ , ] 3[***] the Provincial Assemblies 4[and local governments];

but  no such law shall have the effect of taking away  or abridging any of the powers of the Commissioner or 5[the] Election Commission under this Part.

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Footnotes:

  1. See Footnote 3 on page 5.
  1. Section 11(i) of the Constitution (Twenty-second Amendment) Act, 2016 (XXV of 2016), inserted the said words, after the word “Commission”, occurring at the end of paragraph (b) of Art. 222, (w.e.f. June 9, 2016).
  1. Section 11(ii)(a) of the Constitution (Twenty-second Amendment) Act, 2016 (XXV of 2016), inserted the said comma, after the word “Houses” and omitted the conjunction “and”, occurring thereafter in paragraph (f) of Art. 222, (w.e.f. June 9, 2016).
  1. Section 11(ii)(b) of the Constitution (Twenty-second Amendment) Act, 2016 (XXV of 2016), inserted the said words, after the word “Assemblies”, occurring at the end of paragraph (f) of Art. 222, (w.e.f. June 9, 2016).

5. Section 11(iii) of the Constitution (Twenty-second Amendment) Act, 2016 (XXV of 2016), substituted the said word, in place of the word “an”, appearing before the words “Election Commission” for the second time, in Art. 222, (w.e.f. June 9, 2016).

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Comparative Table of Article 222 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973:
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
156
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
144
Constitution of India 1950:
324
Government of India Act 1935:
291(a)to(i)

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Leading & Latest Cases on Article 222 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

SIKANDAR JEHAN BEGUM
ABDUL HAMEED AND OTHERS
JAMALUS SATTAR
CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER
ALLAH DITTA
MUHAMMAD MUNIR AND OTHERS
NASRULLAH KHAN
MEMBER ELECTION COMMISSION, GOVT. OF PAKISTAN, LAHORE & OTHERS
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN
MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAH KHAN

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