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Freedom of expression under Pakistan constitution


Fatiana, Yasir Aleem and Abdul Wahab, Harlida and Halim, Rohizan (2018) Freedom of expression under Pakistan constitution. International Journal of Law, Government and Communication, 3 (13). pp. 140-151. ISSN 0128-1763

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Abstract

Constitution of Pakistan expressly protects freedom of expression. Explicit restrictions are also presented under the constitution. The legislature has enacted several laws based on those restrictions. Laws restricting freedom of expression include Pakistan Penal code 1860, Security of Pakistan Act 1952, Contempt of courts ordinance 2003, Antiterrorism act 1997. This study aims to examine the freedom of expression and restrictions inscribed on it. The doctrinal research method is adopted under this study. The data is collected by constitutional and other legal documents. This study concludes that the laws which regulate freedom of expression have in fact expanded the scope of limitations. This study recommends a comprehensive review of laws related to the regulation of freedom of expression to bring them in harmony with constitutional protection of freedom of expression.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Freedom of Expression, Limitations, Doctrinal Research, Pakistan Penal code, Contempt of courts ordinance, Anti-terrorism act, Security of Pakistan Act
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Divisions: School of Law
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2019 02:12
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2019 02:12
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/25498

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