Overview of the Constitution of Pakistan

Briefing Paper for Pakistani Parliamentarians

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Publication No: PD-052

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Authored by Syed Jaffar Ahmed, a Professor of Politics and History and Director of the Pakistan Study Centre at the Karachi University, the paper aims to orient the Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff with the Constitution of Pakistan as a document that guides the state and its people, as well as to aid them in understanding the key features of the Constitution as it affects the roles and powers of legislatures. It examines the nature and evolution of the Constitution over the years and presents an overview of the 1973 constitution as it evolved over the years. It addresses issues such as centre-province relationship, civil-military balance, fundamental rights, principles of policy and state ideology in the light of the Constitution.

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