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Article: 81 Expenditure charged upon Federal Consolidated Fund

81.Expenditure charged upon Federal Consolidated Fund.—The following expenditure shall be expenditure charged upon the Federal Consolidated Fund:-

                (a)  the remuneration payable to the President and other expenditure relating to his office, and the remuneration payable to –

(i)  the Judges of the Supreme Court 1[and the Islamabad High Court];

(ii)  the Chief Election Commissioner;

(iii)  the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman;

(iv)  the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly;

(v)   the Auditor-General;

                2[(b) the administrative expenses, including the remuneration payable to officers and 3[staff], of the Supreme Court, the Islamabad High Court, the department of the Auditor-General, the Office of the Chief Election Commissioner and of the Election Commission and the Secretariats of the Senate and the National Assembly;]

               (c)  all debt charges for which the Federal Government is liable, including interest, sinking fund charges, the repayment or amortisation of capital, and other expenditure in connection with the raising of loans, and the service and redemption of debt on the security of the Federal Consolidated Fund;

                (d)  any sums required to satisfy any judgement, decree or award against Pakistan by any Court or tribunal; and

                (e)  any other sums declared by the Constitution or by Act of 4[Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)] to be so charged.

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Footnotes:

  1. Section 2(i) of the Constitution (Nineteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (1 of 2011), inserted the said words, after the “Court” occurring at the end of sub-paragraph (i) of paragraph (a) of Art. 81, (w.e.f. January 1, 2011).
  1. Section 2(ii) of the Constitution (Nineteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 (1 of 2011), substituted paragraph (b) of Art. 81, (w.e.f. January 1, 2011), in place of paragraph (b) as adopted in 1973, read :

             (b)  the administrative expenses, including the remuneration payable to officers and servants, of the Supreme Court, the department of the Auditor-General and the Office of the Chief Election Commissioner and of the Election Commission and the Secretariats of the Senate and the National Assembly;

  1. Section 2 of the Constitution (Twenty-second Amendment) Act, 2016 (XXV of 2016), substituted the said word, in place of the word “Servants” in paragraph (b) of Art. 81, (w.e.f. June 9, 2016).

            4.  See Footnote 3 on page 5.

Comparative Table of Article 81 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :
Constitution of Pakistan 1962 :
39
Constitution of Pakistan 1956 :
64
Constitution of India 1950:
112(3)
Government of India Act 1935:
33(3)

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Leading & Latest Cases on Article 81 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 :

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