The preamble of the Constitution of Pakistan 1973 states that the sovereignty over the entire universe belongs to Al-Mighty Allah alone and the authority is to be exercised within limits prescribed by him by the people of Pakistan through its elected representatives and the principles of democracy, freedom, equality, ...
Whereas sovereignty over the entire Universe belongs to Almighty Allah alone, and the authority to be exercised by the people of Pakistan within the limits prescribed by Him is a sacred trust;
And whereas it is the will of the people of Pakistan to establish an order
Wherein the State shall exercise its powers and authority through the chosen representatives of the people,
Wherein the principles of democracy, freedom, equality, tolerance and social justice, as enunciated by Islam, shall be fully observed; Wherein the Muslims shall be enabled to order their lives in the individual and collective spheres in accordance with the teachings and requirements of Islam as set out in the Holy Quran and Sunnah:
Wherein adequate provision shall be made for the minorities freely to profess and practise their religions and develop their cultures;
Wherein the territories now included in or in accession with Pakistan and such other territories as may hereafter be included in or accede to Pakistan shall form a Federation wherein the units will be autonomous with such baoundries and limitaions on their powers and authority as may be prescribed .
Therein shall be guaranteed tundamental rights, including equality of status, of opportunity and before law, social, economie and political justice, and freedom of thought, expression, belief, faith, worship and with such boundaries and limitations on their powers and authority as may be prescribed, association, subject to law and public morality
Wherein adegquate provision shall be made to safeguard the legitimate interests of minorities and May backward and depressed classes:
Wherein the independence of the judiciary shall be fully secured: Wherein the integrity of the territories of the Federation, its independence and all its rights, including its
So that the people of Pakistan may prosper and attain their rightful and honoured place armongst the sovereign rights on land, sea and air, shall be safeguanded; nahions of the Wotld and make their full contribution towards international peace and prognese happiness of humanity:
Now, therefore. we, the people of Pakistan,
Cognisant of our responsibility before Almighty Alialrand men;
Cognisant of the sacriﬁces made by the people in the cause of Pakistar:
Faithful to the declaration made by the Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali linneh it Pakistan would be a democratic State based on Islamic principies of social justice,
Dedicated to the preservation of democracy achieved by the unremitting struggle of the people again oppression and tyranny:
Inspired by the resolve to protect our national and political unity and solidarity by creating an egalitarian society through a new order;
Do hereby, through our zepresentatives in the National Assermbly, adoapt, enact and give to ourselyes, thin Constitution .