Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan

• Pakistan shall be a Federal Republic to be known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, hereinafter referred to as Pakistan.

• The territories of Pakistan shall comprise :-
(a) the Provinces of Baluchistan, the North-West Frontier, the Punjab and Sind;
(b) the Islamabad Capital Territory, hereinafter referred to as the Federal Capital;
(c) Federally Administered Tribal Areas; and
(d) such States and territories as are or may be included in Pakistan, whether by accession or otherwise.

Clauses 3
The Constitution shall be appropriately amended so as to enable the people of the Province of East Pakistan, as and when foreign aggression in the Province and its effects are eliminated to be represented in the affair of the Federation.

Article 4
1. Right of individuals to be dealt with in accordance with law, etc

(1) To enjoy the protection of law and to be treated in accordance with law is the inalienable right of every citizen, wherever he may be, and of every other person for the time being within Pakistan.

(2) In particular:-

(a) no action detrimental to the life, liberty, body, reputation or property of any person shall be taken except in accordance with law;

(b) no person shall be prevented from or be hindered in doing that which is not prohibited by law; and

(c) no person shall be compelled to do that which the law does not require him to do.

Article 15
16. Freedom of movement, etc
Every citizen shall have the right to remain in, and, subject to any reasonable restriction imposed by law in the public interest, enter and move freely throughout Pakistan and to reside and settle in any part thereof.

Article 25
25. Equality of citizens
(1) All citizens are equal before law and are entitled to equal protection of law.

(2) There shall be no discrimination on the basis of sex alone.

(3) Nothing in this Article shall prevent the State from making any special provision for the protection of women and children.

Article 36
36. Protection of minorities
The State shall safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of minorities, including their due representation in the Federal and Provincial services.

Article 254
Failure to comply with requirements as to time does not render an act invalid: When any act or thing is requiring by the Constitution to be done within a particular period and it is not done within that period, the doing of the act or thing shall not be invalid or otherwise ineffective by reason only that it was not done within that period.

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