Federalism in Pakistan

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Pakistan is a federal parliamentary republic, powers shared between the Federal government and the provinces. Relations between federation and provinces is defined in Part V(Articles 141-159) of the constitution.[1]

Council of Common Interests[edit]

Council of Common Interests or CCI was body to solve disputes between federation and provinces. The membership of CCI consisted of the Prime Minister, Provincial Chief Ministers and three members nominated by federal government.[2]

Legislative powers[edit]

The power of the Provinces and the Federal government were defined by the constitution and the legislative powers are divided into two lists. Concurrent List was abolished after 18th amendment, and most of them were transferred to provinces.[3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chapter 1: "Distribution of Legislative Powers" of Part V: "Relations between Federation and Provinces"". Pakistani.org. Retrieved 2015-04-24.
  2. ^ "Chapter 3: "Special Provisions" of Part V: "Relations between Federation and Provinces"". Pakistani.org. Retrieved 2015-04-24.
  3. ^ "Concurrent List: some issues". Dawn.com. 2010-03-31. Retrieved 2015-04-24.
  4. ^ "Are you current with the concurrent list!". Dawn.com. 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2015-04-24.

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