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Malik, Moheman Danishwar (1968) Election Laws in Pakistan. PhD thesis. SOAS University of London. DOI:

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Under the Constitution of 1962 the Pakistan election law has assumed importance. This thesis gives a full account of the law of elections. The provisions, as contained in the Electoral College Act, the National and Provincial Assemblies (Elections)Act and the Presidential Election Act have been clearly stated, carefully examined and discussed in the light of decided cases. Chapter one deals with the system of elections the President and members of the Legislatures are indirectly elected by an Electoral College, elected by adult franchise. Chapter two deals with the delimitation of constituencies and electoral units. Chapter three deals with suffrage, the law relating to the qualifications and disqualifications of voters and the electoral rolls. Chapter four is devoted to the candidate in it are examined the qualifications and disqualifications for membership of the Electoral College and the Assemblies, and a statement of the law governing nominations. Chapter five describes the electoral process from notification of the poll to the declaration of the result. Chapter six deals exclusively with the election to the office of the President. Chapter seven deals with election offences examining their efficacy to ensure free and impartial elections. In chapter eight are discussed post election disputes, the law applicable to election petitions and the role of election tribunals. Chapter nine deals with the jurisdiction of superior courts in election matters.

Item Type: Theses (PhD)
SOAS Departments & Centres: SOAS Research Theses > Proquest
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Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2020 17:22

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