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P L D 1973 SC 563

SPECIAL REFERENCE UNDER ARTICLE 187 OF THE INTERIM CONSTITUTION OF THE
V/S
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN BY PRESIDENT ZULFIKAR ALI BHUTTO

Per Hamoodur Rahman, J.

(a) Constitution of Pakistan(1972) Art. 67 & 87
Constitution of Pakistan(1973) Art. 50, 51 & 186

National Assembly possesses power of passing resolution other those mentioned in the constitution-Recognition of sovereignty and independence of foreign Government–Proper province of Executive–Legislature may, however, express its wishes or opinions by passing a resolution although such resolution could have no binding force or legal efficacy.

(b) Constitution of Pakistan(1972) Art. 187
Constitution of Pakistan(1973) Art. 186

Advisory jurisdiction of supreme court–Reference by president under Art. 187–No one could strictly be a party in reference of this nature and audience be claimed as of right-only those persons entitled to be heard to whom notices issued-others could address court to be heard to whom notices issued-Others could address court only if permitted by court.

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