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Article: 270 Temporary validation of certain laws, etc.

270. Temporary validation of certain laws, etc.-(1) 1[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] may by law made in the manner prescribed for legislation for a matter in part I of the Federal Legislative List validate all Proclamations President’s Orders, Martial Law Regulations, Martial Law Orders and other laws made between the twenty-fifth day of March, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine and the nineteenth day of December, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-one (both days inclusive).

(2) Notwithstanding a judgment of any Court, a law made by 1[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] under clause (1) shall not be questioned in any Court on any ground, whatsoever.

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of clause (1) and a judgment of any Court to the contrary, for a period of two years from the commencing day, the validity of all such instruments as are referred to in clause (1) shall not be called in question before any Court on any ground whatsoever.

(4) All orders made, proceedings taken, and acts done by any authority, or any person, which were made, taken or done, or purported to have been made, taken or done, between the twenty-fifth day of March, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine and nineteenth day of December, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-one (both days inclusive), in exercise of powers derived from any President’s Orders, Martial Law Regulations, Martial Law Orders, enactments, notifications, rules, orders or bye-laws, or in execution of any order made or sentence passed by any authority in the exercise or purported exercise of power as aforesaid shall, notwithstanding any judgment of any Court, be deemed to be and always to have been validly made, taken or done, so however that any such order, proceeding or act may be declared invalid by 1[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] at any time within a period of two years from the commencing day by resolution of both Houses, or in case of disagreement between the two Houses, by such resolution passed at a joint sitting and shall not be called in question before any Court on any ground, whatsoever.

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Comparative Table of Article 270 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :

Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :

Constitution of India 1950:
369
Government of India Act 1935:

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Leading & Latest Cases on Article 270 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973:

GOLAM SARWAR MOLLA
CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF ELECTION TRIBUNAL EAST PAKISTAN AND OTHERS
P L D 1973 SC 49  STATE  ZIA-UR-REHMAN AND OTHERS
HAJI ALI KHAN AND COMPANY
ALLIED BANK OF PAKISTAN LIMITED
CH. NAVEED MANZOOR
CHIEF ADMINISTRTOR, AUQAF AND OTHERS
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN
ISRAR-UL-HAQUE AND OTHES
TIKA IQBAL MUHAMMAD KHAN
GENERAL PERVEZ MUSHARAF & OTHERS

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