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Article: 4 Right of individuals to be dealt with in accordance with law, etc

4. Right of individuals to be dealt with in accordance with law, etc.-(1) To enjoy the protection of law and to be treated in accordance with law is the inalienable right of every citizen, wherever he may be and of every other person for the time being within Pakistan.

(2) In particular-

(a) no action detrimental to the life, liberty, body, reputation or property of any person shall be taken except in accordance with law;

(b) no person shall be prevented from or be hindered in doing that which is not prohibited by law; and

(c) no person shall be compelled to do that which the law does not require him to do.

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Footnotes:


Comparative Table of Article 4 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
2
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
Constitution   of   India    1950:
Government of India Act 1935:

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Leading & Latest Cases on Article 4 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

P L D 1972 SC 139

P L D 1976 LAHORE 930

ASMA JILANI
NIZAM KHAN

GOVERNMENT OF THE PUNJAB AND ANOTHER

ADDITIONAL DISTRICT JUDGE LYALLPUR AND OTHERS
P L D 1977 SC 397 FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN AND OTHERS  UNITED SUGAR MILLS LTD. KARACHI
P L D 1978 LAHORE 113
ABDUR REHMAN AND OTHERS
AMIR ALI SHAH BOKHARI AND OTHERS
P L D 1990 LAHORE 432  GHAYYUR HUSSAIN SHAH AND ANOTHER  GHARIB ALAM
1996 SCMR 1211

 

1999 CLC 607

DR. AMANULLAH KHAN AND ANOTHER
SHAUKAT ALI MIAN AND ANOTHER
CHAIRMAN, MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL AND 3 OTHERS
THE FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN
PLD 2000 LAHORE 508 MRS. SHAHIDA FAISAL FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN AND 3 OTHERS
2000 YLR 2724
PHILIPS ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIES OF PAKISTAN LTD.
PAKISTAN AND OTHERS
P L D 2004 LAHORE 86 MST. RASHIDA BIBI AND ANOTHER BORDER AREA COMMITTEE THROUGH SECRETRY, BOARD OF REVENUE,
P L D 2004 PESHAWAR 251
 AAMIR KHALIL
GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN THROUGH DIRECTOR-GENERAL A.N.F.,
P L D 2004 SC 168  SHAFIQUE AHMED AND OTHERS  GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB AND OTHERS



P L D 2004 SC 583
MIAN MUHAMMAD SHAHBAZ SHARIF
FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN THROUGH SECRETARY, MINISTRY
2005 YLR 177 YASIR KHAN VICE-CHANCELLOR, UNIVERSITY OF PUNJAB, LAHORE
2005 YLR 264
ABDUL REHMAN CHAUDHRY
DEPUTY DISTRICT OFFICER (REVENUE) LAHORE CANTT AND 2 OTHER
P L D 2007 KARACHI 544 FAISAL THE STATE
2009 CLD 682
 MS SALMA IQBAL CHUNDRIGAR AND OTHERS
 FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN THROUGH SEC. MINISTRY
2009 YLR 1582  CANTONMENT BOARD MALIR THROUGH EXECUTIVE OFFICER  DR. SYED SHAMIM UR REHMAN
2009 YLR 2000  PAKISTAN REFINERY LIMITED  INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF CHOUEIFAT THROUGH PRINCIPAL OFFICER
P L D 2010 SC 1  DR. MOBASHIR HASSAN & OTHERS  FEDERATION OF PAKISTAN & OTHERS


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