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Article 185: Appellate Jurisdiction of Supreme Court

1. Subject to this Article, the Supreme Court shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine appeals from
judgments, decrees, final orders or sentences of a High Court.

2. An appeal shall lie to the Supreme Court from any judgment, decree, final order or sentence-

a. if the High Court has on appeal reversed an order of acquittal of an accused person and sentenced him to death or to transportation forn life or imprisonment for life; or, on revision, has enhanced a sentence to a sentence as aforesaid; or

b. if the High Court has withdrawn for trial before itself any case from any court subordinate to it and has in such trial convicted the accused person and sentenced him as aforesaid; or

c. if the High Court has imposed any punishment on any person for contempt of the High Court; or

d. if the amount or value of the subject matter of the dispute in the court of first instance was, and also in dispute in appeal is, not less than fifty thousand rupees or such other sum as may be specified in that behalf by Act of Majlis-e-Shoora(Parliament) and the judgment, decree or final order appealed from has varied or set aside the judgment, decree or final order of the court immediately below; or

e. if the judgment, decree or final order involves directly or indirectly some claim or question respecting property of the like amount or value and the judgment, decree or final order appealed from has
varied or set aside the judgment, decree or final order of the court immediately below; or

f. if the High Court certifies that the case involves a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution.

3. An appeal to the Supreme Court from a judgment, decree, order or sentence of a High Court in a case to which clause (2) does not apply shall lie only if the Supreme Court grants leave to appeal.


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