The Judgment that caused the fall of Dhaka.


Chief Justice Muhammad Munir (as he was then) authored the Federal Court’s infamous decision in Maulvi Tamizzudin’s case i.e PLD 1955 Federal Court 240) which marked the beginning of military and civil establishment role in our democratic system, and ultimately led us to fall of Dhaka. Cornelius, upholding the judgment of Sindh Chief Court, alone dissented.

While the majority decision, as well as the dissent, are often talked about, few have read the actual text.

This is why , on the occasion of 50th anniversary of the Constitution, to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of 1973, ย  we bring to you the original text of this historic judgment.

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