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–Proclamation of Withdrawal of Martial Law (30th of December, 1985)

Proclamation of Withdrawal of Martial Law

December 30,1985

Whereas Martial Law was imposed throughout Pakistan by the Proclamation of the fifth day of July, 1977;

And Whereas the Chief of the Army Staff and the Chief Martial Law Administrator promised to lift Martial Law after the revival of democracy, and restoration of representative institutions;

And Whereas after the General Elections held as promised, the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) and the Provincial Assemblies consisting of the elected representatives of the people have been duly installed and are functioning;

And Whereas the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) has passed the Constitution (Eighth Amendment) Act, 1985 to facilitate orderly transfer of power;

Now therefore, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the fifth day of July, 1977, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the Chief of the Army Staff and the Chief Martial Law Administrator is pleased to make the following Proclamation:

1. The Laws (Continuance in Force) Order 1977 (C. M. L. A. Order No. 1 of 1977), the Provisional Constitution Order, 1981 (C. M. L. A. Order No. 1 of 1981) are hereby repealed, and the Proclamation of the fifth day of July, 1977, is hereby revoked.

2. The offices of the Chief Martial Law Administrator, the Martial Law Administrators and all other Martial law authorities and Military Courts appointed in pursuance of the aforesaid Proclamation are hereby abolished.

3. The power of the Chief Martial Law Administrator to issue Martial Law Regulations and Martial Law Orders and Constitutional Orders lapses, and there lapses also the power of any Martial Law authority subordinate to the Chief Martial Law Administrator to issue any order or to take any action whatsoever.

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