Constitution of Pakistan

Constitution HomeInfo Pakistan Home

Article 270C: Oath of office of Judges, etc

1. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Constitution, all persons appointed as Judges of the Supreme Court, High Courts and Federal Shariat Court who have taken oath under the Oath of Office (Judges) Order, 2000 (1 of 2000), or the Oath of Office (Judges) Order, 2007 or not having been given or taken oath under the said Order have ceased to continue to hold the office of a Judge shall be deemed to have been appointed or ceased to continue to hold such office, as the case may be, under the Constitution and such appointment or cession of office shall have effect accordingly.

2. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Constitution or any other law for the time being in force,-

i. a Judge including the Chief Justice, of the Supreme court, a High Court or Federal Shariat Court who had, not been given or taken oath under the Oath of Office (Judges) Order, 2007 had ceased to hold office on and with effect from the 3rd day of November, 2007; and

ii. a Judge including the Chief Justice, of the Supreme Court, a High Court and Federal shariat Court appointed and/ or continued as such judge or Chief Justice by virtue of the Oath of Office (Judges) Order, 2007, shall, on revival of the Constitution, take oath as set out in the Third Schedule and shall be deemed to have been appointed, and/ or shall continue to hold office, under the constitution.


Go Back