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July 23, 2017

Fundamental Rights in Pakistan – Constitution of 1973

Fundamental Rights in Pakistan

Fundamental Rights are enshrined in the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Chapter 1 of the Constitution contains articles about the fundamental rights. Articles 8 to 28 of the constitution deals with the all fundamental rights provided to the citizens of Pakistan. Followings are the fundamental rights guaranteed to the citizens of Pakistan under constitution.

  • No person shall be deprived of life or liberty, save in accordance with law (article 9)
  • Safeguard as to arrest and detention. All arrested person must be informed of grounds of their arrest, they have right to consult and defended by lawyer of their choice.
  • Right of fair trial under article 10A
  • Slavery, forced labor is prohibited and no child under age of 14 year be employed in factory and mines.
  • There shall be protection against retrospective punishment
  • There shall be protection against double punishment and self-incrimination.
  • Freedom of movement to everyone
  • Freedom of assembly for all citizens
  • Freedom of association for all citizens
  • There shall be freedom of trade, business and profession for all citizens.
  • Freedom of speech for all citizens
  • All citizens shall have right to have access to information in all matters of public importance under article 19A.
  • Freedom to profess religion and to manage religious institution in country
  • Safeguard against the taxation for the purposes of any particular religion.
  • Safeguard as to educational institutes in respect of religion etc.
  • All citizens have right to acquire, hold and dispose of property in any part of Pakistan.
  • Protection of property rights of owners.
  • All citizens are equal and there shall be no discrimination on bases of sex etc.
  • Free and compulsory education to all children of age 5 to 16 by Government
  • No discrimination in respect of access to public places.
  • Safeguard against discrimination in services.
  • All citizens have right to preserve their particular language, script and culture


  1. ayesha khan says:

    there are all right so that is good for me because in my book htere are written 5 points

  2. There must be right regarding ethical discrimination.

  3. Good effort to put them orderly, so that it can will support the student to get the glimpse

  4. We are six teachers in punjab daanish school mianwali,our cantract could not continued after three years. Now plz tell us according to fundamental rights we have any rights for extend our cantract or which points that given in court to defend us.

    • @Sabir Mehmood
      Contract itself means that after particular time it will expire
      so you cannot do anything in this regard
      but if there are some examples that Govt. extended the contract of other colleagues you can go to the court

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