251. National language. (1) The National language of Pakistan is Urdu, and arrangements shall be made for its being used for official and other purposes within fifteen years from the commencing day. (2) Subject to clause (1), the English language may be used for official purposes until arrangements are made for its replacement by Urdu. (3) Without prejudice to the status of the National […]
Vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister.− (1) A resolution for a vote of no-confidence moved by not less than twenty per centum of the total membership of the National Assembly may be passed against the Prime inister by the National Assembly. (2) A resolution referred to in clause (1) shall not be voted upon before the expiration of three days, or later than seven […]
31.Islamic way of life− (1) Steps shall be taken to enable the Muslims of Pakistan, individually and collectively, to order their lives in accordance with the fundamental principles and basic concepts of Islam and to provide facilities whereby they may be enabled to understand the meaning of life according to the Holy Quran and Sunnah.(2) The State shall endeavour, as respects the Muslims of Pakistan,−(a) […]
No property shall be compulsorily acquired or taken possession of save for a public purpose, and save by the authority of law which provides for compensation therefor and either fixes the amount of compensation or specifies the principles on and the manner
in which compensation is to be determined and given.
19.Freedom of speech, etc.− Every citizen shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression, and there shall be freedom of the press, subject to any reasonable restrictions imposed by law in the interest of the glory of Islam or the integrity, security or defence of Pakistan or any part thereof, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality, or in relation […]
High treason.− (1) Any person who abrogates or subverts or suspends or holds in abeyance, or attempts or conspires to abrogate or subvert or suspend or hold in abeyance, the Constitution by use of force or show of force or by any other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.(2) Any person aiding or abetting or collaborating the acts mentioned in clause (1) shall likewise […]
The Republic and its territories.− (1) Pakistan shall be a Federal Republic to be known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, hereinafter referred to as Pakistan. (2) The territories of Pakistan shall comprise − (a) the Provinces of [Balochistan], the [Khyber Pakhtunkhwa], the Punjab and [Sindh]; (b) the Islamabad Capital Territory hereinafter referred to as the Federal Capital; (c) the Federally Administered Tribal Areas; and […]