FEDERAL SHARIAT COURT OF PAKISTAN
The Federal Shariat Court was established on 26th May,1980 by the President’s Order No.1 of 1980 as incorporated in part VII of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 under the title of chapter 3A. This Court is a unique institution with no parallel in the entire Muslim world. It is backed by powerful provisions of the Constitution. The preamble of the Constitution explicitly affirms that sovereignty over the entire universe belongs to Almighty Allah alone and the authority to be exercised by the people of Pakistan within the limits prescribed by Him is a sacred trust. Article 2A lays down that the principles and provisions set out in the Objectives Resolution are a substantive part of the Constitution.Article 227 makes it incumbent that all existing laws shall be brought in conformity with the injunctions of Islam as laid down in the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him), and Chapter 3-A which pertains to the functions and organization of Federal Shariat Court, empowers the court and entrusts it with the responsibility to examine and decide the question whether or not any law or provision of law is repugnant to the injunctions of Islam as laid down in the Holy Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) . "Law" is defined in article 203 B( C ) of the Constitution and includes any custom or usage having the force of law but does not include the Constitution, Muslim personal law, any law relating to the procedure of any court or tribunal.
Human Right Cell
- For Overseas Pakistanis: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Pakistanis: email@example.com
- Telephone No: +92-51-9203091
- Fax No:+92-51-9203448
- Postal address: The Registrar, Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan, Constitution Avenue, G-5/2, Islamabad.
- Website: www.federalshariatcourt.gov.pk