following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President,
on the 13th February, 1975, and is hereby published for general
Whereas it is expedient further to amend the Constitution
of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for the purposes hereinafter
It is hereby enacted as follows :--
1. Short title and commencement.---(1) This Act may
be called the Constitution (Third Amendment) Act, 1975.
(2) It shall come into force at once.
Amendment of Article 10 of the Constitution.---In the
Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, hereinbefore
referred to as the Constitution, in Article 10,---
(a) in clause (4), for the words "one month" twice
occurring the words "three months" shall be substituted;
(b) in clause (5), for the words and comma "as soon as
may be, but not later than one week" the words "within
fifteen days" shall be substituted; and
(c) in clause (7), in the proviso, after the word "enemy",
the commas and words, "or who is acting or attempting
to act in a manner prejudicial to the integrity, security
or defence of Pakistan or any part thereof or who commits
or attempts to commit any act which amounts to an anti-national
activity as defined in a Federal law or is a member of any
association which has for its objects, or which indulges in,
any such anti-national activity" shall be added.
Amendment of Article 232 of the Constitution.---In the
Constitution, in Article 232, in clause (7), for paragraph
(b) the following shall be substituted, namely:---
shall, subject to the provisions of paragraph (a), cease to
be in force upon a resolution disapproving the proclamation
being passed by the votes of the majority of the total membership
of the two Houses in joint sitting."