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Article: 277 Transitional financial provisions

277. Transitional financial provisions.-(1) The schedule or authorized expenditure authenticated by the President for the financial year ending on the thirtieth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-four, shall continue to remain a valid authority for expenditure from the Federal Consolidated Fund for that year.

(2) The President may, in respect of expenditure of the Federal Government for any financial year preceding the financial year commencing on the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-three (being expenditure in excess of the authorized expenditure for that year), authorize the withdrawal of moneys from the Federal Consolidated Fund.

(3) The provisions of clauses (1) and (2) shall apply to and in relation to a Province, and for that purpose —

(a) any reference in those provisions to the President shall be read as a reference to the Governor of the Province;

(b) any reference in those provisions to the Federal Government shall be read as a reference to the Government of the Province; and

(c) any reference in those provisions to the Federal Consolidated Fund shall be read as a reference to the Provincial Consolidated Fund of the Province.

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Footnotes:


Comparative Table of Article 277 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973:
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
235
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
230
Constitution of India 1950:
Government of India Act 1935:

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Leading & Latest Cases on Article 277 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973:

REFERENCE NO.1 OF 1957 BY PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN UNDER ARTICLE 162
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