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Article 99, The Constitution of Pakistan

Geographic relevance: Pakistan

Language: English

Data type: Legal citations

About this resource:

This provides courts in Pakistan with the power to issue a writ of habeas corpus to demand that people unlawfully held in detention can be released. The Pakistani Supreme Court has exercised this power in many cases, including:

  • Government of West Pakistan v. Begum Agha Abdul Karim Shorish Kashmiri
  • Muhammad Azam Malik v. A.C. Karachi

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