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The Fundamental Rights, as embodied in our Constitution, are the bed-rock of Pakistan democracy, and the rights to constitutional writs, contained in Articles 185 and 199 of the Constitution, is one of the formidable instruments in the hands of the Pakistan Citizens to assert their rights.
During the last 60 years, Pakistani Courts, and particularly the Supreme Court, have in many cases interpreted the Constitutional provisions relating to the Fundamental rights. In several of them, they have defined the nature and scope in the changing contents of our political, social and economic life. A thorough study of these provisions and the scope and trends, which emerge from judiciary pronouncements, are necessary in a growing democracy.
undamental Rights are guaranteed under Articles 8 – 40 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973 as under:
Laws inconsistent with, or in derogation of, Fundamental Rights to be avoided
Security of Person
Safeguards as to arrest and detention
Slavery, forced labour etc., prohibited
Protection against retrospective punishment
Protection against double punishment and self-incrimination
Inviolability of dignity of man, etc.
Freedom of movement, etc.
Freedom of assembly
Freedom of association
Freedom of trade, business or profession
Freedom of speech, etc.
Freedom to profess religion and to manage religious institutions
Safeguards against taxation for purposes of any particular religion
Safeguards as to educational institutions in respect of religion, etc.
Provision as to property
Protection of property rights
Equality of citizens
Non-discrimination in respect of access to public places
Safeguard against non-discrimination in services
Preservation of language, script and culture
Principles of Policies
Responsibility with respect to Principles of Policy
Islamic way of life
Promotion of local Government institutions
Parochial and other similar prejudice to be discouraged
Full participation of women in national life
Protection of family, etc.
Protection of minorities
Promotion of social justice and eradication of social evils
Promotion of social and economic well-being of the people
Participation of people in Armed forces
Strengthening bonds with Muslim world and promoting international place