Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan

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Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan
Date passedJanuary 6th, 2015
Date assented toJanuary 7th, 2015
Status: Expired

Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan (Urdu: آئین پاکستان میں اکیسویں ترمیم) was passed by both the National Assembly of Pakistan and Senate of Pakistan on January 6, 2015, and received the assent of the President on January 7, 2015.[1] The Bill amended the Article 175 and the First Schedule of the Constitution.[2] It also has a self-contained sunset clause, which causes the amendments to expire on January 7, 2017.

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The amendment established speedy trial military courts for terrorist offenses, waging war against Pakistan, and acts threatening the security of Pakistan. The duration of these courts is two years. The decision to amend the constitution came after the 2014 Peshawar school massacre.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Parliament passes 21st Constitutional Amendment, Army Act Amendment". Dawn. January 6, 2015.
  2. ^ "NA passes 21st Amendment, Army Act Amendment". The News. January 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "NA passes 21st Amendment, Army Act Amendment unopposed". Geo News. January 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "Two bills tabled in NA for changes to Constitution, Army Act". The News. January 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "Draft of amendment bill". Dawn. January 3, 2015.

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