Legal Framework Order

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The Legal Framework Order refers to presidential decrees issued during military rule in Pakistan in 1970 and 2002 over the organisation of elections:

  • Legal Framework Order, 1970, issued by Gen. Yahya Khan to lay out the rules governing the Pakistani general election of 1970
  • Legal Framework Order, 2002, issued by Gen. Pervez Musharraf in regards to the Pakistani general election of 2002 and the revival of the Constitution of Pakistan because he wanted dictatorship in pakistan¡

According to this order, the President can dismiss the national and provincial assemblies