Council Common Interest Pakistan

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Council Common Interest

Council Common Interest Pakistan

COUNCIL COMMON INTEREST

CH: 3    SPECIAL PROVISIONS

COUNCIL OF COMMON INTEREST

Article 153, 154 and 155 of the Constitution of Pakistan discuss the council of common interest. These articles explain the composition and functioning of this constitutional body.

However, after the eighteen amendment, the Council works under Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination since 2010. This body resolves the disputes of power sharing between the Federation and Provinces.

APPOINTMENT OF BODY   153 (1)

President of Pakistan shall appoint the Council.

COMPOSITION   153 (2)

The composition of the Council shall shape as follow.

(a) Chairman= Prime Minister of Pakistan

(b) The Chief Ministers of the Provinces

(c) 3 Members= Prime Minister shall nominate from the federal Government

ANNUAL REPORT   153 (4)

The Council shall be responsible to Majlis e Shoora (Parliament). And it would submit annual report to both Houses.

FUNCTIONS/RULE OF PROCEDURE

FUNCTIONS  154 (1)

The Council shall formulate, regulate policies. Furthermore, it shall exercise supervision/control over institutions include under PART 2 Federal Legislative List.

CONSTITUTION   154 (2)

The Council shall come into existence within 30 days after the PM takes oath.

MEETINGS   154 (3)

The Council has its own Secretariat. Nevertheless, it shall meet once in 90 days. However, Prime Minister may convene meeting on urgent matter upon a Province request.

DECISIONS  154 (4)

Furthermore, the CCI would express its decisions in the opinion of majority.

RULES   154 (5)

Unless any provision by Majlis e Shoora (Parliament), the Council makes rules of procedure by itself.

DIRECTIONS  154 (6)

The Parliament (Majlis e Shoora) from time to time passes directions to the Council through Federal Government. And such directions are biding on the Council.

These directions may be about a matter in particular or general.

APPEAL  154 (7)

If Federal or Provincial governments dissatisfied from the Council decision. They may refer the matter to the Parliament. The Parliament in joint sitting passes decision which shall be final.

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COMPLAINTS AS REGARD TO WATER SUPPLIES

COMPLAINT  155 (1)

Similarly, the federal, provincial governments or FATA might have some issue of water supply from natural source. So, these can make a complaint in writing to the Council.

DIRECTIONS / COMMISSION   155 (2)

Therefore, the Council may make recommendations or request the President to appoint a commission to resolve matter in the complaint.

LAWS APPLY  155 (3)

Until the Parliament makes the rules, provisions of the Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1965 shall apply to the Council. Similarly, the commission would act section 5 of the said Act.

DECISION RECORDED   155 (4)

Besides the Council shall record its decision after considering the report of the Commission.

IMPLEMENTATION  155 (5)

On the contrary, Federal or Provincial Government concerned shall implement the decision by the Council in this regard. Because it their duty.

COURT PROCEEDING  155 (6)

Notwithstanding, no proceeding shall lie before any court. Therefore, no party to any matter could go to appeal against the Council.

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