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Article: 255 Oath of office

255. Oath of Office.-(1) An oath required to be made by a person under the Constitution shall 1[preferably be made in Urdu or] a language that is understood by that person.
(2) Where, under the Constitution, an oath is required to be made before a specified person and, for any reason, it is impracticable for the Oath to be made before that person, it may be made before such other person as may be nominated by that person.

(3) Where, under the Constitution, a person is required to make an oath before he enters upon an office, he shall be deemed to have entered upon the office on the day on which he makes the oath.

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Footnotes:

1. Item 51 of the schedule to P.O. No. 14 of 1985, substituted the said words, in place of the words “be made in” in clause (1) of Art. 255, (w.e.f. March 2, 1985).



Comparative Table of Article 255 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973

Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
219
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
215
Constitution of India 1950:
219
Government of India Act 1935:
24,67,200(4),220(4)

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Leading & Latest Cases on Article 255 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973:

NASRULLAH KHAN
MEMBER ELECTION COMMISSION GOVT OF PAKISTAN, LAHORE & OTHERS
MOHAMMAD SHAREEF
MEMBER, ELECTION COMMISSION, LAHORE AND OTHERS

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