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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White 7 Wallace ; Horn v. We come next to the case of Ch. Rawalpindi, the 9th April As soon as the necessity for the exercise of the military power is over, the civil administration must, of necessity, be restored, and assume its normal role.

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In this sense as the Duke of Wellington once said in the House of Lords it is “neither more nor less than the will of the General who commands the army. Wirsing, Mohan Malik, eds. It was provided in the order that Mr. The High Court was fully entitled to consider whether what happened in was either a revolution or a coup d’etat within the meaning in which they were considered in Dosso’s case. Government rescinded this Order and substituted it be another purported to have been issued under Martial Law Regulation No.

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 only object of converting the order into caze order cass Martial Law Regulation No.

If the grand jury did not indict such a detained person then the local Civil Judge could order the military authorities to bring the man before the Court for hearing and discharge.

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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 amsa decision “was plainly wrong, and had not been supported before the House. Under the latter the President as well as the Chief Administrator of Martial Law could both amend the Constitution but under the iilani only the Chief Martial Law Administrator could do so.

But the phrase ‘remains valid’, does not give an adequate description of the phenomenon. Thereafter, only on the 4th of April a Provisional Constitution Order was enacted whereby the Constitution ofwas by and large restored, and it was provided that the country was to be governed as nearly as may be in accordance with its terms subject to the Proclamation of Martial Law and subject to any Regulation or Order that may be made from time to time by the Chief Martial Law Administrator Vide Article 3 1.


Dosso was correct, 2 even if jilqni, whether the doctrine applied to the facts and circumstances in which Field Marshal Ayub Khan transferred power jjilani General Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan, and 3 if the source of power assumed by General Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan was illegal and unconstitutional jilanni whether all legislative and executive acts done by him including the imposition of Martial Law and the promulgation of Martial Law Regulations and Orders were illegal.

This rule will also not apply if the language is not ambiguous. Sterling, Governor of the State of Texas v. All his actions were also declared illegal. Even otherwise it is contended that the rule of stare decisis is merely a rule of expediency and not “a universal inexorable command”.

I am also unable to agree with the learned Chief Justice that upon the principles of International Law if the territory and the people remain substantially the same there is “no change in the corpus or international entity of the State and the revolutionary Government and aasma new State are, according to International Law, the jilan Government and the valid Constitution of the State”.

The Government on the other hand claimed that the Court could net go behind the Proclamation. Under Article 12 of that Constitution he could resign his office by writing under his hand addressed to the Speaker of the National Assembly and then under Article 16 as soon as the office of President fell vacant the Speaker of the National Assembly had to take over as the acting President of the country and an election had to be held within a period of 90 days to fill the vacancy.

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Thus in the case of Federation of Pakistan v. Save as otherwise provided in this Order, the provisions of this Order shall be in addition to and not in derogation of the Proclamation and shall be read and construed accordingly. The laws which, in, the ordinary inaccurate parlance, continue to be valid are, from a juristic viewpoint, new laws whose import coincides with that of the old laws.

As soon as the first opportunity arises, when the coercive apparatus falls from the hands of the usurper; he should be tried for high treason and suitably punished.

Cqse It may also be pointed out here that this particular aspect of the question was not considered in Dosso’s case and, as such, the principles therein laid down did not debar the High Court from going into this question. They provide no machinery for seeking any redress against any possible abuse or misuse of power or for making any representation or even for an appeal from Ceaser to Ceaser.

Hunter U S ; Uganda v. C held that the jurisdiction of Courts Removal of Doubts Order, was valid. The High Courts were, therefore, wrong in thinking that they had no jurisdiction to enquire into this matter. On the other hand, Laski’s thesis appears to me to be that the control of the armed forces of the State is an essential element of the sovereignty of the State and that the armed forces are under the command of the State.


In International Law Martial Law means the powers of a military commander in war time in enemy territory as part of the jus belli. jolani

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It is impossible jillani every form of society governed by law to disengage and personify a “sovereign” as thus understood, with the artificial precision which Hobbes and Austin assume. Following are the Principles of law or Rule of law. Pakistan had its own legal doctrine-The Qur’an, and the Objectives Resolution.

Altaf Gauhar was to be detained for a period of six months and committed to the custody of the Superintendent, Central Prison, Karachi. The theory that Herold Laski was putting forward was merely this that every State and every Government must have, of necessity, the legal power to use the armed forces of the State xsma its authority is threatened. It develops law by giving judgments which become precedents. The law would hold him a subject, and yet he may have thrown off for a time his habitual jklani.

The High Court dismissed the application of the petitioner. 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.

It is under this system that the Government becomes a Government of laws and not of men, for no one is above the law. 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.

Province of Punjab arises nut of a judgment of a learned Single Judge of the Lahore High Court, dismissing a petition under Article 98 2 b i of the Constitution of jllani to question the validity of the detention of the father of the petitioner. The superior Courts are, as is now well settled, the Judges of their own jurisdiction.

Thou givest sovereignty asmz whomsoever Thou pleasest ; and Thou takest away sovereignty cas whomsoever Thou pleasent.

He has reminded the Court of the grave consequences that followed when in Moulvi Tamizuddin Khan’s case a similar argument was spurned by the Federal Court and “disaster” brought in.

In this sense this branch of Martial Law is now better known as “military law” and is in time of peace enforced under various statutes, such as the Army Act, the Navy Act and the Air Force Act. If the litigant does not choose to czse a question, however, important it might be, it is not for the Court to raise it suo motu.