1: The Republic of Pakistan
Part 1 consisted of articles 1 to 4, and defined
the state of Pakistan as a republic. The name was kept the "Republic
of Pakistan" from the "Islamic Republic of Pakistan"
as in the Constitution of 1956. This was, however, amended later
and the state once again becam the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Part I: The Republic of Pakistan
(1) The State of Pakistan shall be a Republic under
the name of the Republic of Pakistan.
(2) The Republic shall consist of -
(a) the Province of East Pakistan and the Province
of West Pakistan; and
(b) such other States and territories as are or
may become included in Pakistan, whether by accession or otherwise.
(1) To enjoy the protection of the law, and to
be treated in accordance with law, and only 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-
no action detrimental to the life, liberty, body,
reputation or property of any person shall be taken except in
accordance with law;
no person shall be prevented from, or be hindered
in, doing that which is not prohibited by law; and
no person shall be compelled to do that which
the law does not require him to do.
Loyalty to the Republic is the basic duty of every
Obedience to the law is the basic obligation of
every citizen, wherever he may be, and of every other person for
the time being within Pakistan.
Source: Documents and Speeches on the Constitution
By G. W. Choudhury (1967). Green Book House, Dacca (East Pakistan)
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