Oath of Office (Judges) Order, 1999

Order No. 10 of 1999

dated December 31, 1999

  

No. 2-18/99-Min.I.-WHEREAS in pursuance of the Proclamation of Emergency of the fourteenth day of October, 1999, and the Provisional Constitution Order No. 1 of 1999, the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has been held in abeyance;

WHEREAS Pakistan is to be governed, as nearly as may be, in accordance with the Constitution;

WHEREAS all Courts in existence immediately before the commencement of this Order have been continued to function and to exercise their respective powers and jurisdiction;

AND WHEREAS to enable the Judges of the Superior Courts to discharge their functions, it is necessary that they take Oath of their office;

NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the aforesaid Proclamation and Provisional Constitutional Order, the Chief Executive is pleased to make and promulgate the following Order:-

1. Short title and commencement.--This Order may be called the Oath of Office (Judges) Order, 1999.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Interpretation.-In this Order, "Superior Court" means the Supreme Court of Pakistan or a High Court or the Federal Shariat Court and "Judge" includes Chief Justice.

3. Oath of Judges.-A Judge of Superior Court appointed after the commencement of this Order shall, before entering upon office, make Oath before the authority specified in the Constitution and in the appropriate form set out in the Third Schedule to the Constitution.