Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Pakistan is hereby updated with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973 (as Amended to 2015), which incorporates the language of the Constitution (Nineteenth Amendment) Act, 2011, Constitution (Twentieth Amendment) Act, 2012, and Constitution (Twenty-first Amendment) Act, 2015.
The Nineteenth Amendment puts the new Islamabad High Court on a constitutional basis and strengthens the role of the Judicial Commission in the appointment of Supreme Court, High Court and Federal Shariat Court judges; the Twentieth Amendment deals with matters of electoral reform and introduces a new formula for the appointment of care-taker governments during the election period; and the Twenty-first Amendment of January 2015 allows the trial of civilian terrorism suspects in constitutionally protected military courts within the next two years (a necessary reflection of the increasingly bloody conflict between the Pakistani government, and especially its army, and Islamist terrorists. Details can be found in the Introductory Note commentary, and the updated Select Bibliography provides additional resources for research.
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