High Courts of Pakistan
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There are five High Courts of Pakistan, each of four based in the capital city of one of the four provinces. The government has proposed a fifth high court to cover the Islamabad Capital Territory. This proposal was blocked by the Lahore High Court but that decision was overturned by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 24 December 2007. In 18th Constitutional amendment, Isamabad High Court is established.
|High Court||Province||Principal Seat||Benches|
|Lahore High Court||Punjab||Lahore||Bahawalpur, Multan, Rawalpindi|
|Sindh High Court||Sindh||Karachi||Sukkur, Hyderabad, Larkana|
|Peshawar High Court||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa||Peshawar||Abbottabad, Mingora, Dera Ismail Khan|
|Balochistan High Court||Balochistan||Quetta||Sibi, Turbat|
|Islamabad High Court||Capital Territory||Islamabad||—|
The Constitution of Pakistan, 1956, Article 170, its text runs as:
"Notwithstanding anything contained in Article 22, each High Court shall have power throughout the territories in relation to which it exercise jurisdiction, to issue to any person or authority, including in appropriate cases any Government directions, orders or writs, including writs in the nature of habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, quo warranto and certiorari, for the enforcement of any of the rights conferred by Part II and for any other purpose.”
- "President promulgates Constitution (Second Amendment) Order 2007". The President of Pakistan. 2007-12-24. Retrieved 2007-12-26.
- "SC suspends LHC order against establishment of Islamabad High Court". Associated Press of Pakistan. 2007-12-24.
- Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Article 198(3)
- Lahore High Court – لاہور ہائی کورٹ
- Sindh High Court – سندھ ہائی کورٹ
- Peshawar High Court – پشاور ہائی کورٹ
- Balochistan High Court – بلوچستان ہائی کورٹ
- Islamabad High Court – اسلام آباد ہائی کورٹ
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