CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S ORDER NO. 3 OF 2002
WHEREAS pursuant to the announcement for restoration of democracy by the President on the fourteenth day of August, 2001, it is expedient to provide for the holding of general elections in the country for the election of the members of the National Assembly and the Provincial Assemblies and the matters connected therewith and ancillary thereto;
AND WHEREAS updated electoral rolls are to be prepared and delimitation of constituencies is to be carried out in view of the increase in the number of seats in the Assemblies;
NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamation of Emergency of the fourteenth day of October, 1999, and the Provisional Constitution Order No. 1 of 1999, and in exercise of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is pleased to make and promulgate the following Order: -
1. Short title, extent and commencement.
In this Order, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
3. Order to override other laws.
The provisions of this Order shall have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the Constitution or in any other law for the time being in force relating to the forthcoming elections to the National Assembly and the Provincial Assemblies.
4. Conduct of General Elections.
Subject to the Election Commission Order, 2002 (C.E.'s Order No. 1 of 2002) and notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Constitution, the Electoral Rolls Act, 1974 (XXI of 1974), the Delimitation of Constituencies Act, 1974 (XXXIV of 1974), the Representation of the People Act, 1976 (LXXXV of 1976) and the Houses of Parliament and Provincial Assemblies (Elections) Order, 1977 (PPO No. 5 of 1977), or any other law for the time being in force, the Chief Election Commissioner or, as the case may be, the Election Commission shall take such steps and measures, including preparation of electoral rolls and delimitation of the constituencies, and adopt such procedure, do such acts, pass such orders, issue such direction and take all such ancillary, incidental and consequential steps as may be deemed necessary for effectively carrying out the elections for the members of the National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies in October, 2002.
5. Number of seats in the National Assembly.
6. System of elections.
The elections for the members of the National Assembly and the Provincial Assemblies shall be held on the basis of joint electorate.
7. Laws relating to election etc.,
To apply.- Notwithstanding anything contained in the Constitution, the Electoral Rolls Act, 1974 (XXI of 1974), the Delimitation of Constituencies Act, 1974 (XXXIV of 1974) and the Representation of the People Act, 1976 (LXXXV of 1976) and any rules made thereunder, for the time being in force, shall, in so far as they are not inconsistent with any provision of this Order, apply to the preparation and revision of electoral rolls, the delimitation of constituencies, the choosing of a member from the Federal Capital, the appointment of election tribunals and the conduct of elections to the National Assembly and the Provincial Assemblies.
8. Power to make rules.
9. Removal of difficulties.