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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If the territory and the people remain substantially the same, there is, under the modern juristic doctrine, no change in the corpus or international entity of the State and the revolutionary Government and asmma new constitution are, according to International Law, the legitimate Government and the valid Constitution of the State. The question is an important one and not free from difficulty. Questions in dispute in these cases were entirely different and had nothing whatever to do with the question now before us.

Case Law Asma Jilani vs Federation of Pakistan

The other sources are Ijma’ Consensus and juristic deductions including Qiyas: No question was raised in this case as to the validity of the Martial Law or of the Provisional Constitution Order. Asma Jilani’s case paved the way for the restoration of democracy. It is not correct, therefore, to say that I too gave my apps oval to the majority decision in Dosso’s case. The detenus cqse now be set at liberty forthwith unless they are being detained under any other order passed under any valid law.

This is a right which has consistently been claimed by Supreme Court and other Courts of superior jurisdiction in all civilised countries. This Constitution was framed by him and came into operation from the 7th of June This right having been specifically reserved for the Chief Martial Law Administrator by the express language of Article?

Nemo for Respondent No. 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.

Asma Jilani vs Government of Punjab. I have no cavil with this proposition, as I have myself in several cases indicated, that the Constitution can confer or restrict the jurisdiction of even superior Courts but this is not the same thing as saying that it can also restrict or curtail the judicial power, because, that in effect would be denying to the Court the very function for which it exists, i.


C held that the jurisdiction of Courts Removal of Doubts Order, was valid and binding and as such, it had no jurisdiction to entertain and decide the petition. The classic function of this type of martial law was given by the Duke of Willington when he stated in the House of Lords that “Martial Law is neither more nor less than the will of the General who commands the Army. He did not abrogate the Laws Continuance in Force Order,but continued to function thereunder, although he subsequently assumed also the role of the President.

The said dissolution order was challenged.

The Imposition of Martial Law does not of its own force require the closing of the civil Courts or the abrogation of the authority of the civil Government. Even if that was so, the Regulation could well have been restricted to the territories in which such a state of grave disorder prevailed. It s incorrect, therefore, to say that this Court had given any legal recognition to the regime of General Jilano Muhammad Yahya Khan.

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It must be this type of constitution from which the norms of the new legal order will derive their validity. It assumes that the rationale of obedience is in all the intricate facts of social organisation and in no one group of facts. National and Provincial Assemblies were set up and the country continued to be governed in accordance with its terms until the 25th of March But if the insurgents are put down, the legal subjection is treated as uninterrupted. The Military Commander, however, did not allow the constitutional machinery to come into effect but usurped the functions of Government and started issuing all kinds of Martial Law Regulations, Presidential Orders and even Ordinances.

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It follows that, from this juristic point of view, the storms of the old order can no longer be recognised as valid norms. The police did not do so but instead of submitting a challan before a criminal Court placed the matter before a Military Court and the.


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.

There can be no question that the military rule sought to be imposed upon the country by General Agha Muhammad Yahya Aska was entirely Illegal.

Allen mentions two antithetic conceptions of growth of law: The persons who challenged the detention were Miss Asma Jilani who filed appeal for the release aska Malik Ghulam Jilani and the other one was Zarina Gauhar who filed appeal for the release of her husband Altaf Gauhar.

Rawalpindi, the 9th Julani Even the American jurists are not unanimous. Maulvi Tamizuddin Khan and Doctrine of necessity. This Court, nevertheless, entered upon an appraisal of the constitutional position and purporting to apply the doctrine of “legal positivism” propounded by Hans Kelsen, came to the conclusion that where jlani Constitution and the national legal order under ccase is disrupted by an abrupt political change not within the contemplation of the Constitution”, then such a change “is called a revolution and its legal effect Is not only the destruction of the existing Constitution but also the validity of the national legal order.

In this connection it may be worthwhile quoting a passage from the opinion of the Earl of Halsbury in the case of Tilonko v. In the circumstances supposed no new State is brought into existence though Aristotle thought otherwise.

Blackstone in his Commentaries, Vol. So far as England is concerned, no occasion has arisen to enforce even this type of common law martial law in the country since the civil wars of the Seventeenth Century, but martial law has been enforced in this form during the past century in South Africa, Southern Ireland, Palestine and parts of British India.

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