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Article: 228 Composition, etc., of Islamic Council.

228.  Composition, etc., of Islamic Council.—(1)  There shall be, constituted with a period of ninety days from the commencing day a Council of Islamic ideology, in this part referred to as the Islamic Council.

(2)  The Islamic Council shall consist of such  members, being not less than eight and not more than 1[twenty] as the President may appoint from amongst persons having knowledge of the principles and philosophy of Islam as enunciated in the Holy Quran and Sunnah, or understanding of the economic, political, legal or administrative problems of Pakistan.

(3)  While appointing members of the Islamic Council the President shall ensure that —

(a)  so far as practicable various schools of thought are represented in the Council;

(b)  not less than two of  the members are persons each of whom is, or has been a Judge of the Supreme Court or of a High Court;

(c)  not less than 2[one-third] of the members are persons each of  whom has been engaged, for a period of not less than fifteen years, in Islamic research or instruction; and

(d)  at least one member is a woman.

3[(4) The President shall appoint one of the members of the Islamic Council to be the Chairman thereof.]

(5)  Subject to clause (6), a member of the Islamic Council shall hold office for a period of three years.

(6)  A member may, by writing under his hand addressed to the President, resign his office or may be removed by the President upon the passing of a resolution for his removal by a majority of the total membership of the Islamic Council.

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Footnotes:

1.  Section 2 of the Constitution (Fourth Amendment) Order, 1980, P.O. No. 16 of 1980, substituted  word, in place of the word  “Fifteen”, in clause (2) of Art. 228, (w.e.f. November 30, 1980).

2. Section 85 of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), substituted the said word in place of the word “four”, in paragraph (c) of clause (3) of Art. 228, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).

3.  Section 2 of the Constitution  (Fourth Amendment) Order, 1982, P.O. No. 13 of 1982, substituted clause 4 of Art. 228, in its present form, (w.e.f. September 22, 1982) in place of the clause as adopted in 1973, that read :

“(4)  The President shall appoint one of the members referred to in paragraph (b) of clause (3) to be the Chairman of the Islamic Council.”

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Comparative Table of Article 228 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973:
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
199-200
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
197(1)
Constitution of India 1950:

Government of India Act 1935:

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Leading & Latest Cases on Article 228 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

BROOKE BOND (PAKISTAN) LTD
SECOND SIND LABOUR COURT KARACHI AND ANOTHER
REFERENCE NO. 1 OF 1988 MADE BY THE PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN
UNDER ARTICLE 186 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF PAKISTAN
AL-JEHAD TRUST THROUGH REAEESUL MUJAHIDEEN HABIB-ULWAHAB-UL-KHAIRI
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN AND 27 OTHERS

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