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Constitutional Amendments in Constitution of Pakistan

1st AMENDMENT (1974)

Redefined Boundaries of Pakistan

  • The Provinces will be Baluchistan, the North-West Frontier, the Punjab and Sind.
  • Islamabad Capital Territory, hereinafter referred to as the Federal Capital.
  • Federally Administered Tribal Area and such other states by accession or otherwise.

2nd AMENDMENT (1974)

  • Declared Armadas As Non Muslim’s.

3rd AMENDMENT (1975)

  • Extend The Period Of Preventive Detention.
  • Preventive Detention means detain a person at any unknown place whose acts are against the integrity of State.

4th AMENDMENT (1975)

  • Give Additional Seats For Minorities.

5th AMENDMENT (1976)

  • Widened The Scope Of Restrictions On High Court.

6th AMENDMENT (1976)

  • The Judges Of High Court and Supreme Court Will Retire At The Age Of 62 & 65 Respectively.

7th AMENDMENT (1977)

  • Give Powers To Prime Minister To Seek Vote Of Confidence At any Time From The People Of Pakistan.

8th AMENDMENT (1985)

  • Semi Presidential System of Government Introduced From Parliamentary System of Government
  • Give More Powers To President Of Pakistan.

9th AMENDMENT (1985)

  • Amendment to Make Sharia Law as the Law of the Land.

10th AMENDMENT (1987)

  • Fixed The Period of Intervals between Sessions of National Assembly to Not Exceed 130 days.

11th AMENDMENT (1989)

  • Revision of National Seats in Both Assemblies.
  • 20 seats for women were restored in National Assembly

12th AMENDMENT (1991)

  • Speedy Trial Courts Was Established for a Period of 3 years To Trial Offenders of Heinous Crimes.

13th AMENDMENT (1997)

  • Curtail The Powers Of President To Dissolve National Assembly And Dismissing The Prime Minister.

14th AMENDMENT (1997)

  • Members Of Parliament Can Be Dismissed If There Is Found Any Defect.

15th AMENDMENT (1998)

  • Bill to Impose Sharia Law Was Never Passed.

16th AMENDMENT (1999)

  • Quota System Term Increased from 20 to 40 years.

17th AMENDMENT (2003)

  • President Powers Increased

18th AMENDMENT (2010)

  • Name Of NWFP Was Changed.
  • Famous Article 6 Of High Treason Was Introduced.
  • Removed The Powers Of President To Dissolve Assembly Unilaterally.

19th AMENDMENT (2010)

  • Islamabad High Court Was Formed
  • Deals with Appointment of Judges of Supreme Court.

20th AMENDMENT (2012)

  • For Free and Fair Elections.
  • Chief Election Commissioner Was Changed To Election Commission Of Pakistan.

21st AMENDMENT (2015)

  • Military Courts Was Established After APS Massacre.

22nd AMENDMENT 2016

  • Changing the Eligibility Criteria for Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan.
  • Bureaucrats and Technocrats also will become members of Election Commission of Pakistan.

23rd AMENDMENT April 2017

  • In 2015, National Assembly passed the 21st Amendment and created the military courts for the period of 2 years.
  • The period of two years was expired on 6th January 2017
  • This 23rd Amendment was passed to re-establish the military courts for further two years till 6th January 2019.

24th AMENDMENT Nov 2017

  • Allow the conduct of delimitation of constituencies on the basis of provisional census results.

25th AMENDMENT (2018)

  • The Merger of FATA with KPK was signed by President Mammon Hussain on 31-May-2018
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