A flurry of ordinances: Why is the PTI pushing them through the parliament? – An Article by PILDAT Joint Director published in GEO News

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Article 89 of the constitution defines in detail the process of legislation through ordinances. It stipulates that only in exceptional circumstances can the federal government exercise such an authority. The clause further lays out those special cases. The president, it adds, may promulgate an ordinance when the Senate or the National Assembly is not in session, and only if the president is “satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action.”

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