After takeover of the government by General Pervez Musharraf, on 14th October 1999, a Proclamation of Emergency was issued in pursuance of the deliberations and decisions of the Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces and the Corps Commanders of the Pakistan Army. The Proclamation of Emergency of the 14th day of October, 1999 (hereinafter referred to as “the Proclamation of Emergency”) reads as under: –
THE PROCLAMATION OF EMERGENCY
“In pursuance of deliberations and decisions of Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces and Corps Commanders of Pakistan Army, I, General Pervez Musharraf, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Army Staff proclaim Emergency throughout Pakistan and assume the office of the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
“I hereby order and proclaim as follows:
The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan shall remain in abeyance;
The President of Pakistan shall continue in office;
The National Assembly, the Provincial Assemblies and Senate shall stand suspended;
The Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Senate the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and the Provincial Assemblies shall stand suspended;
The Prime Minister, the Federal Ministers, Ministers of State, Advisors to the Prime Minister, Parliamentary Secretaries, the Provincial Governors, the Provincial Chief Ministers, the Provincial Ministers and the Advisors to the Chief Ministers shall cease to hold office;
The whole of Pakistan will come under the control of the Armed Forces of Pakistan.
This Proclamation shall come into force at once and be deemed to have taken effect on and 12th day of October, 1999.”