Chapter 1: Fundamental Rights
|Laws inconsistent with or in derogation of fundamental rights to be void.|
|Security of person.|
No person shall be deprived of life or liberty save in accordance with law.
|Safeguards as to arrest and detention|
|Right to fair trial:|
For the determination of his civil rights and obligations or in any criminal charge against him a person shall be entitled to a fair trial and due process.
|Slavery, forced labour, etc. prohibited|
|Protection against retrospective punishment|
|Protection against double punishment and self incrimination.|
|Inviolability of dignity of man, etc.|
|Freedom of movement, etc.|
Every citizen shall have the right to remain in, and, subject to any reasonable restriction imposed by law in the public interest, enter and move freely throughout Pakistan and to reside and settle in any part thereof.
|Freedom of assembly.|
Every citizen shall have the right to assemble peacefully and without arms, subject to any reasonable restrictions imposed by law in the interest of public order.
|Freedom of association:|
|Freedom of trade, business or profession.|
Subject to such qualifications, if any, as may be prescribed by law, every citizen shall have the right to enter upon any lawful profession or occupation, and to conduct any lawful trade or business:
Provided that nothing in this Article shall prevent:-
|Freedom of speech, etc.|
Every citizen shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression, and there shall be freedom of the press, subject to any reasonable restrictions imposed by law in the interest of the glory of Islam or the integrity, security or defence of Pakistan or any part thereof, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality, or in relation to contempt of court, 30[commission of] 30 or incitement to an offence.
|Right to information:|
Every citizen shall have the right to have access to information in all matters of public importance subject to regulation and reasonable restrictions imposed by law.
|Freedom to profess religion and to manage religious institutions.|
Subject to law, public order and morality:-
|Safeguard against taxation for purposes of any particular religion.|
No person shall be compelled to pay any special tax the proceeds of which are to be spent on the propagation or maintenance of any religion other than his own.
|Safeguards as to educational institutions in respect of religion, etc.|
|Provision as to property.|
Every citizen shall have the right to acquire, hold and dispose of property in any part of Pakistan, subject to the Constitution and any reasonable restrictions imposed by law in the public interest.
|Protection of property rights.|
|Equality of citizens.|
|Right to education:|
The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years in such manner as may be determined by law.
|Non-discrimination in respect of access to public places.|
|Safeguard against discrimination in services.|
|Preservation of language, script and culture.|
Subject to Article 251 any section of citizens having a distinct language, script or culture shall have the right to preserve and promote the same and subject to law, establish institutions for that purpose.