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The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

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Year of current version:2004
Date of entry into force of original text:April 12, 1973
Date of Text (Adopted):April 10, 1973
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan on 10th April, 1973. It is the third consolidated version of 2004 which incorporate all amendments.
Pakistan's Constitution provides for a parliamentary system of government with the President of Pakistan as head of state and a popularly elected Prime Minister as head of government. Pakistan has a bicameral legislature that consists of the Senate (upper house) and the National Assembly (lower house). Together with the President, the Senate and National Assembly make up a body called the Majlis-e-Shoora (Council of Advisors) or Parliament.
The Constitution does not contain provisions concerning the protection of intellectual property, however, article 24 guarantees the protection of property rights in general.
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The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Complete document (pdf) [686 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:PK021

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