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Article: 230 Functions of the Islamic Council.

230. Functions of the Islamic Council.-(1) The functions of the Islamic Council shall be-

(a) to make recommendations to 1[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] and the Provincial Assemblies as the ways and means of enabling and encouraging the Muslims of Pakistan to order their lives individually and collectively in all respects in accordance with the principles and concepts of Islam as enunciated in the Holy Quran and Sunnah;

(b) to advise a House, a Provincial Assembly, the President or a Governor on any question referred to the Council as to whether a proposed law is or is not repugnant to the Injunctions of Islam.

(c) to make recommendations as to the measures for bringing existing laws into conformity with the Injunctions of Islam and the stages by which such measures should be brought into effect; and

(d) to compile in a suitable form, for the guidance of 1[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] and the Provincial Assemblies, such injunctions of Islam as can be given legislative effect.

(2) When, under Article 229, a question is referred by a House, a Provincial Assembly, the President or a Governor to the Islamic Council, the Council shall, within fifteen days thereof, inform the House, the Assembly, the President or the Governor, as the case may be, of the period within which the Council expects to be able to furnish that advice.

(3) Where a House, a Provincial Assembly, the President or the Governor, as the case may be, considers that, in the public interest, the making of the proposed law in relation to which the question arose should not be postponed until the advice of the Islamic Council is furnished, the law may be made before the advice is furnished:

Provided that, where a law is referred for advice to the Islamic Council and the Council advises that the law is repugnant to the Injunctions of Islam, the House or, as the case may be, the Provincial Assembly, the President or the Governor shall reconsider the law so made.

(4) The Islamic Council shall submit its final report within seven years of its appointment, and shall submit an annual interim report. The report, whether interim or final, shall be laid for discussion before both Houses and each Provincial Assembly within six months of its receipt, and 1[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] and the Assembly, after considering the report, shall enact laws in respect thereof within a period of two years of the final report.

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Footnotes:

1. See Footnote 2 of Article 1.

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Comparative Table of Article 230 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973:
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
204
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
197(1)(2)
Constitution of India 1950:

Government of India Act 1935:

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Leading & Latest Cases on Article 230 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

REFERENCE NO. 1 OF 1988 MADE BY THE PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN
UNDER ARTICLE 186 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF PAKISTAN
HAJI GULSHAN
ABDUL QAYOOM AND 4 OTHERS


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