Contents of Objective Resolution as article 2(A) of constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
30 Apr 2003
Mostly our readers are not fully aware of Objective Resolution which made a way for legislation of implementation of Islamic laws in Pakistan which are effecting the status of Christians in Pakistan. If the objective resolution was not adopted as pre
It's strange to note that Resolution passed in 1949 was never endorsed as part of constitution till 1985. The Objective Resolution was declared to be part of constitution by the Martial Law government of Zia Ul Haq. The need of this doctrine was not seemed essential for decades but Military rulers used this as weapon to prolong their rule in Pakistan. This Resolution created divisions among the citizens of Pakistan and led the peaceful Pakistani Society on way to aparthied. The said Resolution was the root cause to evolve the fundamentalism factor among the Muslin majority which emerged as terror in Pakistan.
We appeal to the Christian members of Parliament to raise voice against this Objective Resolution, as this Article 2 (A) of the constitution is contrary to the fundamental rights guaranteed in the same Constitution.
Here are the contents of the Objective Resolution for our readers.
The Objectives Resolution
The Objectives Resolution
Ed. note: The Objectives Resolution was passed by the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan in March, 1949, and was made a substantive part of the Constitution of Pakistan by P.O (Presidential Order) .No.14 of 1985, Art.2 and Sch.item 2 (with effect from March 2, 1985). See editor's note. on this.
Whereas sovereignty over the entire universe belongs to Allah Almighty alone and The authority which He has delegated to the State of Pakistan, through its people for being exercised within the limits prescribed by Him is a sacred trust;
This Constituent Assembly representing the people of Pakistan resolves to frame a Constitution for the sovereign independent State of Pakistan;
Wherein the State shall exercise its powers and authority through the chosen representatives of the people;
Wherein the principles of democracy, freedom, equality, tolerance and social justice as enunciated by Islam shall be fully observed;
Wherein the Muslims shall be enabled to order their lives in the individual and collective spheres in accordance with the teachings and requirements of Islam as set out in the Holy Quran and the Sunnah;
Wherein adequate provision shall be made for the minorities to *** profess and practice their religions and develop their cultures;
Wherein the territories now included in or in accession with Pakistan and such other territories as may hereafter be included in or accede to Pakistan shall form a Federation wherein the units will be autonomous with such boundaries and limitations on their powers and authority as may be prescribed;
Wherein shall be guaranteed fundamental rights including equality of status, of opportunity and before law, social, economic and political justice, and freedom of thought, expression, belief, faith, worship and association, subject to law and public morality;
Wherein adequate provisions shall be made to safeguard the legitimate interests of minorities and backward and depressed classes;
Wherein the independence of the Judiciary shall be fully secured;
Wherein the integrity of the territories of the Federation, its independence and all its rights includ-ing its sovereign rights on land, sea and air shall be safeguarded;
So that the people of Pakistan may prosper and attain their rightful and honored place amongst the nations of the World and make their full contribution towards international peace and progress and happiness of humanity.