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Article: 29 Principles of Policy

29.  Principles of Policy.—(1) The Principles set out in this Chapter shall be known as the Principles of Policy, and it is the responsibility of each organ and authority of the State, and of each person performing functions on behalf of an organ or authority of the State, to act in accordance with those Principles in so far as they relate to the functions of the organ or authority.

(2)  In so far as the observance of any particular Principle of Policy may be dependent upon resources being available for the purpose, the Principle shall be regarded as being subject to the availability of resources.

(3)  In respect of each year, the President in relation to the affairs of the Federation, and the Governor of each Province in relation to the affairs of his Province, shall cause to be prepared and laid before the 1[each House of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] or, as the case may be, the Provincial Assembly, a report on the observance and implementation of the Principles of Policy, and Provision shall be made in the rules of procedure of the National Assembly 2[and the Senate] or, as the case may be, the Provincial Assembly, for discussion on such report.

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Footnotes:

1-2. Section 11 of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (10 of 2010), substituted the said words and brackets, in place of the words, “the National Assembly” occurring for the first time in clause (3) of Art. 29 and also inserted the words “and the Senate”, after the words “National Assembly” occurring for the second time thereto, (w.e.f. April 19, 2010).


Comparative Table of Article 29 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :

7

Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :

Constitution   of   India    1950:

39

Government of India Act 1935:

Leading & Latest Cases on Article 29 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

P L D 1996 KARACHI 1  ZOHRA AND 5 OTHERS  THE GOVERNMENT OF SINDH, HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND ANOTHER
MST. SAJIDA BIBI AND OTHER
INCHARGE CHOUKI NO.2 POLICE STATION SADDAR, SAHIWAL
AHMED NAWAZ ALIAS BABAL KHAN JAKHRANI
THE STATE AND ANOTHER
SARDAR FATEH ALI KHAN UMRANI
CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER OF PAKISTAN, ISLAMABAD AND 3 OTHERS,
MST. ATTIYYA BIBI KHAN AND OTHERS
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN THROUGH SECRETARY OF EDUCATION
P L D 2005 LAHORE 428  SYEDA SHAZIA IRSHAD BOKHARI  GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB
P L D 2013 SC 167
WATAN PARTY AND ANOTHER
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS

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