Book on constitutional development published

ST Report

PESHAWAR: A brief book on the constitutional history of Pakistan has been published with the name “Constitutional Development in Pakistan” which is a good addition to the subject.

It is authored by Prof Dr Fakhr-ul-Islam. He is a prominent figure in the academic and literary circles of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other parts of the country. He has to his credit 30 years of unblemished career as a university teacher and researcher. He is the director of Pakistan Study Center, University of Peshawar. Besides Pakistan Study Center, he has been teaching as visiting faculty member in various universities and research centers.

Apart from the book in hand, he has written 6 books and 60 research articles published in journals of international repute. Besides, he is the editor of HEC recognised journal “Pakistan”. He is also associated with numerous research/ development organisations and think tanks and has visited many countries of Asia, Europe and Africa where he participated in various programmes and delivered lectures in universities.

Constitutional development is the special area of interest of the author. He has been teaching this subject to masters and PhD level students for the last two decades. So the book is the essence of his vast study and several research papers published in Pakistan and abroad on the subject.

The book contains a brief history of pre and post-independence constitutional development, discussion of salient features of the three constitutions, i.e. 1956, 1962 and 1973, a brief review of the mini constitutions (Provisional LFO and interim etc.) and a detailed study of the various amendments incorporated in the 1973 Constitution.

The publication’s aim is to facilitate the students, teachers, civil servants and general readers to understand the checkered constitutional history of Pakistan. It not only throws light on our constitutional history but one full chapter of it consists of pre-partition constitutional development. Therefore, it is hoped that legal practitioners, students and other readers will find it the most appropriate source of information on the subject.

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