Constitutional law in Pakistan
Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973 is the supreme law of land. It is the driving force in the administration of governmental machinery. Chapter I of the constitution speaks about the fundamental rights of the citizens of Pakistan including Right to Life, Equal protection of law, indiscrimination, Right to Property and Right to Fair Trial, while Article 8 of the same treatise provides that any law, act or custom in derogation to the fundamental rights entrenched in the constitution shall be deemed to be ineffective and of no legal effect. Constitutional law is not restricted to breach of fundamental rights but there are certain legal conundrums where there exists no remedy provided in the law of the land or in some case even if solution is available, it is propitiously less adequate or not speedy at all. Such quandary can be dealt with under the umbrella of the Constitutional law to redress legal grievances. We at Hamza and Hamza Law Associates are known to provide proficient and quality constitutional legal services and so far we have successfully dealt with several legal disputes containing intricacies on the legal plain.
Purpose to adopt constitutional remedy is majorly to seek a judicial declaration against the governmental authority(s) to conform to the procedure provided in law and the regulations, failing which, fundamental right of an individual or group of individuals is/are violated. Foreign qualified lawyers at Hamza and Hamza Law Associates have so far achieved Constitutional interpretation of Courts in several domain that have played an important role in settling issues involving rights of individuals, public and private bodies and organizations. These interpretations have also restricted or expanded the scope of action of different functionaries of the Government and enabled individuals and groups to enjoy constitutional and legal protection.
Team of experts at Hamza and Hamza Law Associates being the constitutional law experts have so far received several writ declarations against different government departments and institutions including Federal Board of Revenue, Punjab Health Care Commission, Punjab Safe City Authority, Punjab Food Authority, Punjab Police and other government departments. Constitutional Law experts at Hamza and Hamza Law Associates have also filed several writ petitions against government in the public interest. Some of the pending matters include writ against local government to stop dogs culling in Punjab, declaring betel nut as a carcinogen and to prevent its sales and use and E-Challan being drawn by Traffic Police without force of law.
We at Hamza and Hamza Law Associates have top Constitutional lawyers at Lahore who provide quality and effective consultation and constitutional legal services to our valued clients in all respect as and when they needed. You may adopt constitutional remedy in following conditions:
- Violation of fundamental rights
- Adequate and speedy alternative remedy not available
- Lack or abuse of jurisdiction
- Question of law involved
- Abuse of power and authority
- Violation of principles of natural justice
- Matter of public importance
- Non availability of alternative forum