Article 62, 63 of Constitution of Pakistan and Moral Standards for Leadership in an Islamic State: An Analytical Study
آئین پاکستان کی دفعات 62/63 اور اسلامی ریاست میں قیادت کا اخلاقی معیار:تجزیاتی مطالعہ
Keywords:Constitution of Pakistan 1973, moral values, leadership, Article 62 & 63, Islamic teachings and history
High-status positions and leadership at the state level require high moral values in every country and society. This fundamental principle is common irrespective of countries' religious or liberal orientation despite some variations in its details. Pakistan came into being in the name of Allah, and Muslims of this region laid countless sacrifices. Thus they demanded Islamic laws and principles. This desire of Muslims was expressed in the Objectives Resolution. The inception of articles 62 & 63 in the constitution of Pakistan 1973 also reflects their passion through the eligibility criteria of the country's leadership. Article 62 demands members of parliament to run the state affairs under the principles of Islamic values, including truthfulness, honesty and trustworthiness; they should follow the same principles to lead their individual lives. Article 63 explains if there is any mismanagement in the administrative matters of a member of parliament, he would be deposed from that position. Both these articles are absolutely according to the Islamic teachings. Muslim history also endorses the high moral values for leadership. In this essay, articles 63 and 63 are thoroughly analyzed under Islamic teachings and history.