Constitution of Pakistan

Constitution HomeInfo Pakistan Home

Article 128: Power of Governor to promulgate Ordinances

1. The Governor may, except when the Provincial Assembly is in session, if satisfied that circumstances
exist which render it necessary to take immediate action, make and promulgate an Ordinance as the circumstances may require.

2. An Ordinance promulgated under this Article shall have the same force and effect as an Act of the Provincial Assembly and shall be subject to like restrictions as the power of the Provincial Assembly to make laws, but every such Ordinance.

a. shall be laid before the Provincial Assembly and shall stand repealed at the expiration of ninety days from its promulgation or, if before the expiration of that period a resolution disapproving it is passed by
the Assembly, upon the passing of that resolution.

Provided that the Provincial Assembly may by a resolution extend the Ordinance for a further period of ninety days and it shall stand repealed at the expiration of the extended period, or if before the expiration of that period a resolution disapproving it is passed by the Assembly, upon the passing of that resolution: Provided further that extension for a further period may be made only once.

b. may be withdrawn at any time by the Governor.

3. Without prejudice to the provisions of clause (2), an Ordinance laid before the Provincial Assembly shall be deemed to be a Bill introduced in the Provincial Assembly.

 


Go Back