Federal Shariat Court has jurisdiction to decide matters in its
original, revisional, appellate and review jurisdictions and to
decide a Reference made to it.
Suo Moto jurisdiction
Article 203-D of the Constitution empowers the court
to examine and decide the question, whether or not any law or
provision of law is repugnant to the injunctions of Islam. For
the information of those readers who have not gone through the
previous Reports, it may be pointed out here that this court during
the past years have examined 512 Federal Laws and 999 Provincial
Laws Suo Moto on the touch stone of injunctions of Islam and have
found 55 Federal Laws and 212 Provincial Laws as repugnant to
Article 203-DD of the Constitution confers jurisdiction
on the court to call for and examine the record of any case decided
by any criminal court under any law relating to the enforcement
of Hudood for the purpose of satisfying itself as to the correctness,
legality or propriety of any finding, sentence or order recorded
or passed by, and as to the regularity of any proceedings of,
such court and may, when calling for such record, direct the suspension
of the execution of any sentence and, if the accused is in confinement,
that he be released on bail or on his own bond pending the examination
of the record.
The court excercises appellate jurisdiction in Hudood
cases registered under the Hudood Laws viz
i) The Offences Against Property (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance,
ii) The Offence of Zina (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance 1979.
iii) The Offence of Qazaf (Enforcement of Hadd) Ordinance, 1979.
iv) The Prohibition (Enforcement of Hadd) Order, 1979.
Clause (9) of Article 203 E of the Constitution
empowers the court to review any decision given or order made