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vustudents
08-13-2012, 10:14 PM
Q. What are the qualifications for the office of a Governor? Describe the powers of Governor under the constitution of 1973. (1996-A) (1999-A)
1.Introduction:
The province is headed by Governor, Governor has strong political and constitutional position in a province. He is responsible to the president in a province. he is responsible to the president. it is expected that he should adopted equal and similar attitude toward all the political parties.
2. Relevant provisions:
Art 101-105, 110, 128, 1302A, 132, 139.
3. Characteristics of qualifications of provincial Governor:
(i) He should be qualified to be elected as member of national assembly.
(ii) He should not be less than 35 years of age.
(iii) He should be citizen of Pakistan.
(iv) He should not hold any office of profit in service of Pakistan.
(v) He should be of sound minded.
4. Appointment:
Governor is appointed by the president on the recommendation of the prime minister.
5. Term of the office of Governor:
Governor shall remain in office only during the pleasure of the president. he has no fixed term of office.
6. Restrictions:
Governor cannot hold any office of profit. in service of Pakistan or occupy any other position carrying the right to remuneration. he cannot be memebr for election as member of national assembly or provincial assemblies and if a member is appointed as Governor, his seat in assembly shall become vacant on the day he enters upon his office.
7. Salary and facilities:
Governor is given handsome salary, accommodation, allowances and other immunities. no proceeding can be initiated in any court against the governor and warrant can not be issued against him.
8. Oath of office:
Before entering upon the office governor shall make oath before the Chief Justice of high court.
9. Acting Governor:
During the governor's absence from Pakistan or his inability to perform his functions president may appoint any person as acting governor.
10. Resign of Governor:
Governor may in writing under his hand addressed to the president, resign his office.
11. Removal from office:
The president of Islamic republic of Pakistan may dismiss governor.
12. Powers and functions of governor:
Powers and functions of Governor are under.
(i) Executive:
The executive authority of the province is vested in the governor. he appoints the Chief Minister of the provinces and appoints other ministers on the advice of Chief Minister. according to the Article 129 the governor shall exercise executive authority in accordance with the constitution.
(ii) Powers in Emergencies:
In emergency situation inn a province a governor is not a titular head he has an important role to maintain law and order in the province.
(iii) Judicial powers:
In appointing judges of high court president shall consult with governor. he may appoint advocate general of province.
(iv) Financial:
Governor takes part in financial matters. governor accents to money bll with in thirty days
(v) Dissolution of provincial assembly:
Governor may dissolve the provincial assembly if so advised by the cheif minister.
(vi) Appointment of Caretaker Govt:
When provincial assembly is dissolved the governor can appoint a care taker govt. after consolation with the president.
(vii) Promulgation of Ordinance:
Governor has power to promulgated ordinances provided that provincial assembly in not in session.
(viii) Dismissal of Cabinet:
Governor can dismiss the cabinet which has lost the confidence of the provincial assembly.
(ix) Legislative Power:
(a) Power to Summon the Assembly:
Governor may form time to time summon the provincial assembly as he thinks fit.
(b) Power to Assent the Bills:
governor has power to assent a bill passed by provincial assembly. he may give assent with in days or return it to the assembly to consider it.
(c) Power to Address the Assembly:
Governor has power to address the assembly.
(d) Power to Send Messages:
Governor can send messages to the provincial assembly.
(e) Power to with draw an Ordinance:
Governor has power to with draw ordinance any time.
12. Conclusion:
To conclude I can say that; Governor is president's representative in a province. he is appointed by the president and also holds his office during the pleasure of the president. he shall be subject to the directions of the president. in short he is the formal head of province and real powers vests in the Chief Minister.

Shahbaz Baig
06-24-2013, 07:46 PM
Q. What are the qualifications for the office of a Governor? Describe the powers of Governor under the constitution of 1973. (1996-A) (1999-A)
1.Introduction:
The province is headed by Governor, Governor has strong political and constitutional position in a province. He is responsible to the president in a province. he is responsible to the president. it is expected that he should adopted equal and similar attitude toward all the political parties.
2. Relevant provisions:
Art 101-105, 110, 128, 1302A, 132, 139.
3. Characteristics of qualifications of provincial Governor:
(i) He should be qualified to be elected as member of national assembly.
(ii) He should not be less than 35 years of age.
(iii) He should be citizen of Pakistan.
(iv) He should not hold any office of profit in service of Pakistan.
(v) He should be of sound minded.
4. Appointment:
Governor is appointed by the president on the recommendation of the prime minister.
5. Term of the office of Governor:
Governor shall remain in office only during the pleasure of the president. he has no fixed term of office.
6. Restrictions:
Governor cannot hold any office of profit. in service of Pakistan or occupy any other position carrying the right to remuneration. he cannot be memebr for election as member of national assembly or provincial assemblies and if a member is appointed as Governor, his seat in assembly shall become vacant on the day he enters upon his office.
7. Salary and facilities:
Governor is given handsome salary, accommodation, allowances and other immunities. no proceeding can be initiated in any court against the governor and warrant can not be issued against him.
8. Oath of office:
Before entering upon the office governor shall make oath before the Chief Justice of high court.
9. Acting Governor:
During the governor's absence from Pakistan or his inability to perform his functions president may appoint any person as acting governor.
10. Resign of Governor:
Governor may in writing under his hand addressed to the president, resign his office.
11. Removal from office:
The president of Islamic republic of Pakistan may dismiss governor.
12. Powers and functions of governor:
Powers and functions of Governor are under.
(i) Executive:
The executive authority of the province is vested in the governor. he appoints the Chief Minister of the provinces and appoints other ministers on the advice of Chief Minister. according to the Article 129 the governor shall exercise executive authority in accordance with the constitution.
(ii) Powers in Emergencies:
In emergency situation inn a province a governor is not a titular head he has an important role to maintain law and order in the province.
(iii) Judicial powers:
In appointing judges of high court president shall consult with governor. he may appoint advocate general of province.
(iv) Financial:
Governor takes part in financial matters. governor accents to money bll with in thirty days
(v) Dissolution of provincial assembly:
Governor may dissolve the provincial assembly if so advised by the cheif minister.
(vi) Appointment of Caretaker Govt:
When provincial assembly is dissolved the governor can appoint a care taker govt. after consolation with the president.
(vii) Promulgation of Ordinance:
Governor has power to promulgated ordinances provided that provincial assembly in not in session.
(viii) Dismissal of Cabinet:
Governor can dismiss the cabinet which has lost the confidence of the provincial assembly.
(ix) Legislative Power:
(a) Power to Summon the Assembly:
Governor may form time to time summon the provincial assembly as he thinks fit.
(b) Power to Assent the Bills:
governor has power to assent a bill passed by provincial assembly. he may give assent with in days or return it to the assembly to consider it.
(c) Power to Address the Assembly:
Governor has power to address the assembly.
(d) Power to Send Messages:
Governor can send messages to the provincial assembly.
(e) Power to with draw an Ordinance:
Governor has power to with draw ordinance any time.
12. Conclusion:
To conclude I can say that; Governor is president's representative in a province. he is appointed by the president and also holds his office during the pleasure of the president. he shall be subject to the directions of the president. in short he is the formal head of province and real powers vests in the Chief Minister.


Governor can't appoint the chief minister, I need a newer list. Most of people need to know about Governor`s duty, responsibiliteis, Qualification after 18 Amendment