Tuesday, 9 February 2016

The Eleventh Amendment


A Bill further to amend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Whereas it is expedient to further amend the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for the purpose herein appearing.

It is hereby enacted as follows:-

Short title and commencement.--
This act may be called the Constitution (Eleventh Amendment) Act, 1989.
It shall come into force at once.
Amendment of Article 51 of the Constitution.-

In the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, in clause 4 of Article 51, for the word "third" occurring before the words "general election", the word "fourth" shall be substituted.


Source: Ammendments (sic) in the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 by S. A. Rabbani,Additional Secretary , National Assembly of Pakistan, http://members.tripod.com/~NationalAssembly/ammend1.htm (as of January 5, 1999)

The Constitution (Eleventh Amendment) Bill, 1989 which sought to restore twenty women seats in the National Assembly, was introduced in the Senate on 31-12-1989 by Mr. Muhammad Ali Khan, Dr. Noor Jehan Panezai and Syed Faseih Iqbal, Senators. Report of the Standing Committee was presented on 29-8-1990. The Bill was withdrawn on 23-8-1992 by its movers after assurance given by the Minister for Law and Justice that the Government intends to introduce the same Bill very soon.

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