Important Case decided By SC. P L D Supreme Court Present: Hamoodur Rahman, C. J., Muhammad Yaqub Ali, Sajjad Ahmad, Waheeduddin Ahmad. There have been a lot of important and leading cases in the history of Pakistan. Asma Jilani vs Government of the Punjab case is one of them. What is the grudge-Nazi informer case? • Riggs v Palmer, Re Sigsworth case. • Kelson in Pakistani courts??? • Dosso v. State,. • Asma Jilani v. The Government .

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While revolution may destroy the existing national legal order because after the change the reality of the State has, disappeared from behind that order, it does not follow that the legal order, which replaces it, is the expression of the superior will of one or more revolutionaries who staged victorious revolution or successful coup d’etat. Delivering iilani majority judgment of the Court Munir, C. The High Court had granted them those reliefs and appeals against the said orders filed in the Supreme Court by the State were pending decision.

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The right to administer force against force in actual war does not depend upon the proclamation of martial law at all. Some Continental jurists think of them as dictates of reason, others as commands, yet others would have us believe that whatever is habitually obeyed is law. It is a statement of law by Mr. But will the same rule apply to the municipal Courts. Attorney General WestNigeria. Commissioner of Valuation for Northern Ireland 2 A E R set aside a decision which had held the field in Northern Ireland for 50 years by ruling that “the doctrine of stare decisis had but little application ” in a case of a fiscal nature, where the decision “was plainly wrong, and had not been supported before the House.

If the argument is valid that the proclamation of the Martial Law by itself leads to the complete destruction of the legal order, then the armed forces do not assist the state in suppressing disorder but actually create further disorder, by disrupting the entire legal order of the state. On general grounds, therefore, it is not open to this Court to, review its decision in the case of Dosso.

It is interesting to note that the impugned Regulation itself jilnai not contemplate the ouster azma the jurisdiction of the ordinary Courts of the land, for, the intrinsic evidence of its own terms is to the contrary. The present case is not concerned with it; ii law which is imposed on caee alien territory under occupation by an armed force. The object of the learned counsel in referring to these decisions is presumably to suggest that from this day onwards whatever constitutional developments took place were not strictly legal.


Read in this way, there is no inconsistency whatsoever between the two Articles as was suggested in Dosso’s case. If the litigant does not choose to raise a question, however, important it might be, it is not for the Court to raise it suo motu.

He quotes the observations of Cornelius, C. He did not even proclaim Martial Law. This was the second great mishap of Pakistan.

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And they have been so deprived not only de facto but also de jure. If a rebel Government has succeeded in gaining effective control over people and territory the other States may recognize it.

Monday 31 December On 24 Novembera seven panel bench of newly constituted supreme court, after imposition of PCO, validated the imposition of emergency and the promulgation of the Provisional Constitution Order issued by the Chief of the Army Staff. This is explained by Kelsen himself in the remark, that “the efficacy of the entire legal order is a necessary condition for the validity of every single norm of the order.

This doctrine can be Invoked in aid only after the Court has come to the conclusion that the acts of the usurpers were illegal and illegitimate. On incidental matters, the Supreme Court ruled as follow: Vide Modern Law Review, Vol.

Article 2, as earlier indicated, assures a citizen that “no action detrimental to the life, liberty, body. Altaf Gauhar was to be detained for a period of six months and committed to the custody of the Superintendent, Central Prison, Karachi.

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The Supreme Court unanimously held that electoral disqualification under Article 62 1 f of the Constitution of Pakistan was for life in Sami Ullah Baloch v. Thou givest sovereignty to whomsoever Thou pleasest ; and Thou takest a Nay sovereignty from whomsoever Thou pleasest. Both these assumptions were wrong.

Government rescinded this Order and substituted it be another purported to have been issued under Martial Law Regulation No. I come now to the Martial Law Regulation No. Dosso, came up for hearing on the 13th of October Fazlul Qadir Chowuhury and others v. If the argument is valid that the proclamation of the Martial Law by itself leads to the complete destruction of the legal order, then the armed forces do not assist the State in suppressing disorder but actually create further disorder, by disrupting the entire legal order of the State.

Due to the judicial pronouncement in the case of Asma Jilani, Bhutto was compelled to remove the Martial law. The following observations of Muhammad Munir, C.

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Case Law Asma Jilani vs Federation of Pakistan

Dosso had profound jioani on the constitutional developments in Pakistan. It may take the form of a coup d’etat by a political adventurer or it may be effected by persons already in public positions.

On the 7th Marchthe Constituent Assembly passed the Objectives Resolution which embodies the “will” of the historically first Legislature of the country. On November 10, the Supreme Court unanimously validated jilabi imposition of martial law, under the doctrine of necessity. Conclusions of law do not depend upon the definition of law cass are legal judgments based on definitions of law and, in fact, as Sir Ivor Jennings has said in his Article on the Institutional Theory published in Modern Theories of Law, Oxford University Press.

Dosso’s case next came up for consideration again in the case of Ifiikharuddin and another v. Questions in dispute in these cases were entirely different and had nothing whatever to do with the question now before us. Thus all the laws made and acts done by the various Governments, civil and military, became lawful and valid by reason of the recognition given to them by the new Constitution and the Courts.

The writs, therefore, were of the nature which were permitted by clause 4 of Article 2 of the Laws Continuance in Force Order,and were certainly not fase against either the Chief Asmx of Martial Law or the Deputy Chief Administrator of Martial Law or any person exercising powers and jurisdiction under the authority of either.

Newer Post Older Post Home. All jilanl actions were also declared illegal When Asma Jilani’s judgment was released, Yahya khan was not milani power, but now it was. Article 5 provided that all citizens are equal before law and are entitled to equal protection of law and that no person shall be deprived of life or liberty save in accordance with law.

Kelsen to which a large number of jurists have taken exception. It is in this context that he propounded the theory that even a sovereign in actual control must show a legal right to rule, i. Subscribe to our Mailing List to receive our Newsletter. Under the latter the President as well as the Chief Administrator of Martial Law could both amend the Constitution but under the former only the Chief Martial Law Administrator could do so.