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State v. Dosso (PLD 1958 SC 553)

Background of the Case Dosso convicted by Loya Jirga and writ petition to the Lahore High Court Dosso was a resident of the district Loralai in...

Main Features of 1956 Constitution of Pakistan

After about nine long years, Pakistan was able to get rid of its interim constitution, the Government of India Act, 1935. Pakistan adopted its...

Second Constituent Assembly of Pakistan and Constitution Making

Feseral Court's opinion in Governor General's reference removed the obstacles to establish the Constituent Assembly. Governor General issued  two orders; one provided that the...

Governor General’s Reference to the Federal Court (PLD 1955 FC 435)

Background As many as 46 laws were rendered invalid due to the Federal Court’s judgment in Tamizuddin’s case. The Governor General, through the Emergency Powers...

Usif Patel and two other v. The Crown (PLD 1955 FC 387)

As many as 46 laws in the country became invalid due to the judgment of Federal Court in Tamizuddin case, which held that a...

Mulavi Tamizuddin’s Case

Background Constituent Assembly adopted the constitutional formula proposed by Basic Principles Committee under the premiership of   Muhammad Ali Bogra. A committee of experts was assigned...

Interim Reports of the Basic Principles Committee for Constitution Making in Pakistan

Establishment of Basic Principles Committee Needless to repeat the after independence Pakistan adopted Government of India Act, 1935 as working constitution till it frames its...

The Objectives Resolution, 1949

BACKGROUND British Prime Minister, Clement Attlee of the Labour Party announced on 20 February, 1947 that British government would grant full independence to British India...

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