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The Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Act, 1997

ACT NO. XXXIII OF 1997

An Act to determine the number of the judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan

WHEREAS Article 176 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan provides that the Supreme Court of Pakistan shall consist of a Chief Justice and so many other judges as may be determined by Act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament);

AND WHEREAS it is appropriate that the number of judges of the Supreme Court is determined by Act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) as required by the Constitution;

It is hereby enacted as follows:---

1. Short title and commencement.___(1) This Act may be called the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Act, 1997.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Maximum number of supreme Court Judges other than Chief Justice. The number of Judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan other than the Chief Justice shall 1[not be more than twenty-nine]

 

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