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CONSTITUTION OF PAKHTUN MILLAT PARTY

(I) Name

The name of the political party is Pashtun Millat Party.

(II) Objectives

The Objectives of the Party are:

(1) To make Pakistan an Islamic democratic state which upholds the fundamental rights of the people in which all citizens, regardless of gender, caste, creed or religion can live in peace, harmony and happiness;

(2) To promote and protect freedom of thought and expression;

(3) To devise, formulate and implement systems and policies so as to eradicate corruption and tyranny in all forms and manifestations from public life and create permanent institutions of accountability

(4) To promote tolerance and eliminate all kind of prejudices throughout the country whether provincial, ethnic, religious, sectarian, linguistic or tribal and inculcate a spirit of unity, mutual respect, brotherhood and prosperity for all;

(5) To replace the prevalent colonial system of government with a vibrant, responsive and democratically-decentralized form of governance;

(6) To promote and enforce provincial autonomy;

(7) To devolve and decentralize state power to local bodies by providing constitutional protection to them in order to ensure community participation in planning and development of all regions of Pakistan;

(8) To promote equality, unity, solidarity and brotherhood among the citizens and strive for a Pashtun identity in Pakistan;

(9) To preclude and prevent personal enrichment by politicians and public officials through abuse of authority by enacting laws prohibiting conflict of interest;

(10) To eliminate nepotism and favouritism from the national life and to make merit an integral criterion in all aspects of life;

(11) To ensure independence of judiciary and provide an inexpensive and expeditious system of justice through an efficient, responsive, credible and effective court system;

(12) To eliminate the VIP culture, arrogant display of wealth and authority, double standards of dispensation of rights and justice, repression and oppression of the down-trodden by the state functionaries;

(13) To eliminate the curse of illegal wealth, feudal coercion and administrative interference in politics and elections;

(14) To weed out smugglers, drug pushers, qabza, mafias and anti-social elements;

(16) To abolish feudalism and implement land reforms and the state lands so acquired to be distributed amongst the landless peasants;

(17) To introduce a just and equitable system of land tenure and protect the tiller and the cultivator from the excesses of the revenue administration and feudal exploitation;

(18) To introduce agrarian reforms to ensure higher agricultural productivity and protection of the rights of farm workers and tenants;

(19) To zakat all sources of income including agriculture and treat it as an industry, ensure payment of all government and public dues and eliminate massive financial leakages throughout the country;

(20) To provide equal opportunities in education and achieve 100% literacy; and further to promote a knowledge economy based on higher education, research, development and technical education;

(21) To introduce a system of quality education, develop uniform core curriculum for all strata of society and discourage elitism;

(22) To ensure access to health care facilities for all citizens of Pakistan;

(23) To endeavour for achieving a sustained economic growth by introducing major improvements in the social and physical infrastructure and support facilities geared towards economic activity and prosperity for all throughout Pakistan;

(24) To contain inflation and stabilize prices of the necessities of life;

(25) To endeavour for universal employment through massive economic, industrial and agricultural growth and development;

(26) To uphold the dignity of labour, promote socio-economic and political emancipation of the working classes and ensure just wages and compensation for all workers, contract labourers and peasants;

(27) To redress the grievances and problems of the fixed income groups like salaried employees, pensioners and senior citizens;

(28) To promote and protect investments by overseas Pakistanis and other investors, cutting layers of regulations, securing a safe investment environment, transparency and durability in economic policies;

(29) To reform and restructure the civil services at all levels by providing constitutional protection to civil servants against politicization and interference and promote specialization and efficiency;

(30) To recognize, promote and implement policies that protect the rights of women belonging to all strata of society, especially the middle and working classes, urban or rural, as equal citizens and encourage the participation of women in the national and political life;

(31) To provide for representation of women at all decision-making levels;

(32) To protect the rights and interests of the minorities and to respect their aspirations and give them representation at all levels commensurate to their actual populations;

(33) To introduce and continue the joint electorates throughout and encourage all marginalized communities to participate in mainstream politics.

(34) To abolish all unjust laws favouring manipulation by the government and imposing restrictions on the freedom of press and the rights of journalists and press workers;

(35) To free the electronic and print media from governmental strangulation and monopoly;

(36) To strive for the right of the citizens to have free access to public information;

(37) To introduce police reforms in order to make it responsive to the needs of the citizens;

(38) To introduce and implement extensive judicial reforms in order to provide inexpensive and expeditious justice through an efficient court system;

(39) To introduce and strengthen an informal and efficient system of dispensation of justice;

(40) To ensure participation of the youth – the future leaders of Pakistan – in the national mainstream; (41) To train the youth and modernize their skills through technical education and employment opportunities;

(42) To ensure the continuation of voters’ age to be 18 years;

(43) To ensure participation of overseas Pakistanis in the electoral process;

(44) To strengthen family as a unit and promote family values;

(45) To preserve, protect and promote the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Pashtuns;

(46) To pursue an independent foreign policy promoting national interest with special emphasis on relations with the regional countries and the Muslim Ummah;

(47) To strengthen national security and defence against external and internal threats;

(48) To strive for the right of self-determination for the people of the State of Jammu &Kashmir;

(49) To support international efforts for the welfare and dignity of the global community and establish a just Islamic economic order;

(50) To enforce that Pakistan is a Islamic Democratic state guided by Islamic laws where tolerance, social justice and principles of genuine democracy are practiced.

(51) To ensure the elimination of all forms of terrorism by addressing its root causes;

(52)To adopt the concept of proportional representation in the electoral system;

(53) To bring FATA into the mainstream of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and eliminate all vestiges of colonial laws and regulations; and

(54) To protect the environmental resources and ensure clean air, clean water and sustainable growth in the country while facing up to emerging threats such as climate change.

(III) Membership

The membership of Pashtun Millat Party will be open to all Pashtuns of Pakistan and people of Pashtuns descent regardless of religion, caste, creed, gender and place of residence who are at least 18 years of age and fully subscribe to the constitution and objectives of the party. A Membership fee maybe prescribed. Those who sign the membership form shall be deemed to have relinquished membership of any other political party.

(IV) Organizations

Pashtun Millat Party shall have the following organizations:

(1) A ‘Primary Organization’ may consist of a Census Block as defined by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

(2) A ‘Union Council Organization’ shall consist of the area of a union councilas determined under the law.

(3) A ‘Tehsil/Taluka/Town Organization’ shall consist of a Tehsil/Taluka/Town in a District or a City as notified by the Provincial Government.

(4) A ‘District Organization’ shall consist of a District under the law.

(5) A ‘Provincal Organization’ shall be formed for each Province.

(6) An Organization shall be formed for the Federal Capital Territory.

(7) An Organization shall be formed for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

(8) An Organization shall be formed for Gilgit Baltistan.

(9) An Organization shall be formed for Azad Jammu &Kashmir

(10) An Organization shall be formed for the overseas Pakistanis.

(11) A National Organization shall be formed for the entire country including overseas Pakistanis.

V) Office Bearers and Members of the Organizations

(1) Each Primary Organization shall consist of the following office bearers as Jarga Members:

(i) Chief ( Mashar)

(ii) Deputy Chief

(iii) General Secretary

(vi) Joint Secretary

(v) Treasure

(vi) Secretary Youth

(vii) Campaign Secretary.

The Office bearers shall be elected by the members of the Primary Organization.

(2) Each UC Organization shall consist of the office bearers as Jarga Members of all Primary Organizations within its area which shall form its electorate and elect the following office bearers:

(i) Chief ( Mashar)

(ii) Deputy Chief

(iii) General Secretary

(vi) Joint Secretary

(v) Treasure

(vi) Secretary Youth.

(vii) Campaign Secretary.

A working committee shall be formed which shall consist of the Chiefs of the primary organizations present in the UC. In addition to that, the Chief shall appoint 5 members of the working Committee including one from the minorities Provided that, in the absence of the primary organizations within a union council, the office bearers of the Union Council Organization shall be elected by the voter members of the PMP within that union council.

(3) A Tehsil/Taluka/Town Organization shall consist of the office bearers as Jarga Members of all Union Council Organizations within its area which shall form its electorate and shall elect the following

(i) Chief ( Mashar)

(ii) Deputy Chief

(iii) General Secretary

(vi) Joint Secretary

(v) Treasure

(vi) Secretary Youth.

(vii) Campaign Secretary. n addition to the office bearers, there shall be a working committee of the Chiefs of the UC organizations within the Tehsil/Taluka/Town. Additionally, the Chief shall nominate 10 members to the working committee including one from the minorities

District Organizations ( Zely Jarga ) There shall be a District Organization for each District which shall be elected by the office bearers of all Tehsil/Taluka/Town Organizations within that District which will elect the following office bearers of the District Organization as Jarga Members.

(i) Chief ( Mashar)

(ii) Deputy Chief

(iii) General Secretary

(vi) Joint Secretary

(v) Treasure

(vi) Secretary Youth.

(vii) Campaign Secretary.

Provincial Organizations (Sobayee Jarga)

There shall be a Provincial Organization in each Province of Pakistan which shall consist of the Provincial Council (Sobayee Jarga) .

A Provincial Council shall consist of the following:

(a) Chiefs of the Tehsil/Taluka/Town organizations within the province;

(b) Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs and GS of all District Organizations;

(c) Members of the Provincial Assembly who are party members shallbe the ex officio members;

(d) Technocrats and professionals from amongst the members of the party in the province to be nominated by the Chief Executive in consultation with the Provincial Chiefs. The members of Provincial Council ( Jarga ) belonging to categories (a),(b) and (c)above shall elect the following office bearers

i) Chief ( Mashar)

(ii) Deputy Chief

(iii) General Secretary

(vi) Joint Secretary

(v) Treasure

(vi) Secretary Youth.

(vii) Campaign Secretary.

In addition to this a committee and subcommittee should also formed if necessary by the council (Jarga)

National Organizations( Qomi Jarga)

There shall be National Organizations for the entire country including overseas Pashtuns Pakistanis which shall include the National Council ( Qomi Jarga) and the Central Committee. The National Council shall include:

(a) The office bearers of the Provincial Organizations

(b) The Chiefs of all District Organizations

(c) There shall be members, from the women, youth, students, labour, farmers, minorities, lawyers and overseas organizations, who will be nominated by their respective organizations.

(d) Technocrats and professionals in the country to be nominated by the Chief Executive who shall not exceed one-fourth of the total number of the members belonging to classes (a) to (b) above. The members of National Council ( Qomi Jarga ) belonging to categories (a), and (b) shall elect the following office bearers:

(i) Chief Executive

(ii) Chief

(iii) Deputy Chief

(iv) Secretary General

(v) Additional Secretary General

(vi) Deputy Secretary General four, one from each province

(vii) Four Joint Secretaries, one from each province

(viii) Secretary Finance.

(ix) Secretary Information.

(x) Secretary legal Affairs

(xi) Secretary Public Welfare

(xii) Secretary Education

(xiii) Secretary Health

(xiv) Secretary Culture

(xv) Secretary Religious Affairs

(xvi) Secretary Publicity

(xvii) Secretary Minorities

(xviii) Secretary Labour Force.

(xix) Secretary Social Media

(xx) Secretary Foreign Affairs

(xxi) Secretary Defence Affairs

(xxii) Secretary Internal Security

(xxiii) Secretary Political Training

(xxiv) Secretary Policy Planning

(xxv) Secretary International Chapters.

Provided further that the Secretary Information, Secretary Finance, Secretary Social Media, Secretary Political Training, and Secretary Policy Planning shall be appointed by the Chief Executive and confirmed by the National Council ( Qomi Jarga ). There shall also be Organizations for: Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan, Azad Jammu &Kashmir, Federally Administered Tribal Area.

VI) Vote of No-Confidence

(i)The Office bearers of the National and Provincial Councils can be removed through a vote of no-confidence.

(ii) A vote of no-confidence can be passed against the Chief Executive by not less than two-third of the total membership of the National Council. A vote of no-confidence can be passed against other office bearers by a majority of the total membership of the National Council.

(iii) A vote of no-confidence can be passed against any office bearer of a Provincial Organization by a majority of the total membership of the Provincial Council. Provided that a vote of no-confidence shall not be voted upon unless the office bearer concerned has been given at least two weeks’ notice prior to such a vote. Provided further that all members of the National and Provincial Organizations, as the case may be, including nominated ones, shall have a right to participate and exercise their votes in a vote of no-confidence. Provided further that a vote of no-confidence cannot be moved by less than one-fifth of the total members of the Council as the case may be. Provided further that if a vote of no-confidence fails against an office bearer, no fresh motion for a vote of no-confidence can be moved against him for at least a period of six months.

(VII) Functions of the Organizations

1. Primary, Union Council, Tehsil/Taluka/Town Organizations The functions of the Primary, Union Council, Tehsil/Taluka/Town Organizations shall be:

(i) To motivate people to join the Party;

(ii) To promote, disseminate and implement the party programmesamong the people within their respective areas;

(iii) To promote membership and maintain the membership register at the Union Council level and transmit information to the District Organization as well as to the office of the Secretary General;

(iv) To work for the social uplift and development of their respective areas;

(v) To feed the Provincial and the National Organizations with information about the problems in their respective areas to facilitate the formulation of party policies at the national and provincial levels which are responsive to the real issues and actual problems of the people;

(vi) To work and assist the affectees in their respective areas duringemergencies like floods, epidemics, earthquakes and other national disaster.

(vii) To work at the grassroots level in areas including education, basic health facilities, building and maintenance of infrastructure and educating the people into he realms of civic facilities and sanitation;

(viii) To identify corruption, exploitation, injustice, excesses of the local officials, pollution and other problems in their respective areas, mobilize public opinion against the perpetrators and wage a moral and legal struggle for their eradication;

(ix) To establish conciliation bodies at the local level for promotingharmony and social justice;(x) To perform all other functions that are defined elsewhere in thisConstitution; and(xi) To perform any other acts or functions in pursuance of the policies as laid down by the Central/Provincial Executive Committees from time to time.

2. District Organizations The functions of the District Organizations shall be:

(i) To supervise and coordinate with the Primary, Union Council and Tehsil/Taluka/Town Organizations;

(ii) To settle all disputes relating to Primary and Union Council Organizations within their respective regions;

(iii) To disseminate the objectives of the Party within the irrespective areas;

(iv) To establish regional offices throughout their respectiveareas and report to the Regional and Provincial Organizations;

(v) To interact with the Primary, Union Council and Tehsil/Taluka/Town Organizations on the one hand and the Regional and Provincial Organizations on the other;

(vi) To meet at least once in three months;

(vii) To constitute bodies and lend support for remedying injustices and excesses identified by the Primary, Union Council and Tehsil/Taluka/Town Organizations within their areas;

(viii) To perform all other functions that are defined elsewhere in this constitution; and

(ix) To perform any other acts or functions in pursuance of the policies as laid down by the Central/Provincial Committees from time to time.

3. Provincial Organizations A Provincial Council ( Jarga )shall be responsible for the work of the Party Organization in the Province. The Provincial Council shall meet at the discretion of its Chiefs at least once in a year to perform the following functions:

(i) To consider all matters arising from time to time relating tothe aims and objectives and performance of the Organization and to take appropriate decisions in these matters within its jurisdiction;

(ii) To take all necessary steps to implement the decisions of the National Council ( Loya Jarga ) and the Central Committee;

(iii) To control, direct and regulate all activities of the lower Organizations within its jurisdiction;(iv) To approve the budget and appoint auditors; and

(v) In the event of occurrence of vacancy of an office bearer duet o death, permanent incapacitation, removal or resignation, the Provincial Council shall elect such an office bearer for the remaining term of office. Provided that one-fifth of the total membership of a Provincial Council may requisition a meeting of the Council and, on receipt of such requisition, the President shall convene the meeting of the Council within fourteen days. The quorum of a Provincial Council shall be one-fourth of the total membership of the Council. However, the quorum of an adjourned meeting shall be one-fifth of the total membership. Provided further that the Chairman may direct the President to call a meeting of the Provincial Council and the President shall call such a meeting within fourteen days of the receipt of such direction.

4. National Council ( Qomi Jarga ) The National Council ( Qomi Jarga ) shall be the supreme body of the Party which shall review the progress of the Party from time to time, and formulate programmes and policies suitable to the needs and demands of the time. The National Council ( Qomi Jarga ) shall meet at the discretion of the Chief Executive at least once in a calendar year. Its functions shall be:

(i) To consider all matters arising from time to time relating to theaims, objectives and performance of the Organization and take appropriate decisions;

(ii)To supervise the activities of the specialist Committees for carrying out such duties as may be entrusted to them such as economic affairs, international affairs, agriculture, education, labour, health and others;

(iii) To approve the annual budgets and to appoint auditors;

(iv) For the purpose of meeting, the quorum shall consist of one-fourthof the total membership of the council. However, quorum of an adjourned meeting shall be one-fifth of the total membership;

(v) In the event of occurrence of vacancy of an office bearer due todeath, permanent incapacitation, removal or resignation, the National Council shall elect such office bearer for the remaining term of office Provided that one-fifth of the total membership of the National Council may requisition a meeting of the Council and, on receipt of such requisition, the Chairman shall convene the meeting of the Council within thirty days.

5. Committees There shall be Executive Committees at the National and Provincial levels.

(A) Functions of a Provincial Committee A Provincial Committee may be summoned by the Chief at his discretion at any time. However, not more than sixty days shall elapse between two successive meetings of the Committee. The functions of the Committee shall be as under:

(i) To carry out day-to-day functions of the Provincial Council;

(ii) To act as the authority of the Party in the Province;

(iii) To take all necessary steps to give effect to the decisions of the Provincial Council;

(iv) To control, direct and regulate all activities of the lower Organizations within its jurisdiction;

(v) To place its reports of all actions taken, orders passed and activities done before the Provincial Council (Provincial Jarga ) at its annual meeting for approval;

(vi)To carry out directives of the Chief Executive, the Central Committee or the National Council (Loya Jarga) ; and

(vii) To form sub-committees for carrying out specific jobs assigned to them.

(B) Functions of the Central Committee The Central Committee may be summoned by the Chief Executive at his discretion at any time. However, not more than sixty days shall elapse between two successive meetings of the Central Committee The functions of the Central Committee shall be asunder:

(i) To assist the Chief Executive in carrying out the day-to-day functions of the National Council(Qomi Jarga);

(ii) To lay down the party policy and guide the party at the national level;

(iii) To act as the authority of the party at the national level;

(iv) To take all necessary steps to give effect to the decisions of the National Council;

(v) To control, direct and regulate all activities of the Provincial Committees;

(vi) To control, direct and regulate all activities of the Organizations for the Federal Capital Territory, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Gilgit and Balistan and Overseas Pakistanis;

(vii) In case the Central Executive Committee is of the opinion that a Provincial Executive Committee is not carrying out the aims and objectives of the Party, it may suspend the Provincial Executive Committee and, summon the Provincial Council to take appropriate action in this regard. In the mean time, the Central Executive Committee can assume unto itself the functions of the Provincial ExecutiveCommittee;and

(viii) To place its reports of all actions taken, orders passed and activities done before the National Council (Qomi Jarga) at its annual meeting for approval. Provided that the Chief Executive may nominate members out of the CC to constitute a Core Committee to be approved by the CC through a secret ballot. The GS and the Provincial Chiefs shall be the ex-officio members of the Core committee. The term of this Committee shall not exceed two year.

(VlII)Term of Office The term of office for all the Organizations at all levels shall be four years. The process of elections of all Organizations shall be commenced one hundred and twenty days before the expiry of the term and shall be concluded thirty days before the expiry of the term. Provided that the Chairman, after consultation with the Central Committee, may extend the term of office of any particular Organization in an emergent situation by a period not exceeding three year.

(IX) Selection of Party Candidates The Chief Executive, in consultation with the Provincial Chiefs, shall constitute a Provincial Parliamentary Board for each Province which shall recommend Party candidates for the National and Provincial Assemblies. The Provincial Parliamentary Board shall receive the names from the Regional Parliamentary Boards and recommend one candidate and a covering candidate to the Central Parliamentary Board headed by the Chief Executive. Provincial Chiefs, in consultation with the District Chiefs, shall constitute a Parliamentary Board for each District which shall recommend Party candidates for the National and Provincial Assemblies within the Province. District Parliamentary Board shall recommend at least three persons for selection as Party candidate in each constituency to the Provincial Board. All Parliamentary Boards shall be approved by the Central Committee. Provided that the Parliamentary Board concerned shall give due consideration to the recommendations of the District Organization and the criteria and qualifications as laid down for selection of candidates. Provided further that the Parliamentary Board shall give preference to the candidate belonging to the middle and working classes in order to ensure participation of people across the board. However, only such persons shall be selected for nomination as Party candidates who fulfil the following qualifications:

a) Whose sources of income and wealth are not based on corruption;

b) Whose standard of living is in accordance with his known sources of income;

c) Who has not obtained plots and permits through influence and bribery;

d) Who has not used his influence to get remission of loans;

e) Who has not been convicted with an offence involving moral turpitude;

f) Who is not known to have any affiliation with the underworld, or known to have amassed wealth from illegal and anti-social activities.

g)Who shall disclose his assets and assets of his immediate family, Income earned and taxes paid before filling his nomination papers; and

h) Who has not been directly responsible for unconstitutional acts violatingthe independence of the Judiciary. All these qualifications are in addition to and not in substitution of the qualifications provided for the membership of the Parliament and the Provincial Assemblies under the Constitution and the laws of Pakistan. In case of any objection to the qualification of a candidate, the matter will be resolved by the Scrutiny Committee appointed by the Chief Executive for the purpose.

(X)Powers and Functions of Office Bearers(A) Office bearers of Organizations, except the Chief Executive and the Secretary General, the Chiefs and the General Secretaries of the Provinces:

(a) The Chief shall be the authority of the relevant Organization and shall exercise administrative control over other office bearers. He shall preside over the meetings of the Organization.

(b) The Chief of every Organization shall have the power to suspend and office bearer of the organization immediately below pending disciplinary action against him.

(c) The Deputy Chief shall exercise functions and responsibilities delegated to them by their Chiefs.

(d) The General Secretary or Secretary shall, after the Chief , be responsible for the organizational work of the Party. He shall attend all meetings of the respective Organization and the Working Committee, keep a record of the deliberations of the Organization and the Working Committee in accordance with the relevant rules. He shall be responsible for preparation of the agenda under the guidance of the Chief and for the issuance of notices for the Organization and Working Committee meetings. He shall present the financial statement before the Organization for approval.

(e) A joint secretary shall assist the Secretary in the performance of his duties and functions.

(f) The Information Secretary shall perform the functions of public andmedia relations in accordance with the policy of the Party.

(g) The Secretary Finance shall maintain the accounts of all payments received and keep them in a bank or in safe custody in the name of the Organization. He shall make such payments as authorized by the Organization, its Working Committee or its Chief and operate the account jointly with the President/Secretary under the authority of the Chief and prepare half yearly accounts. The Chief may authorize any office bearer to perform the duties of the Finance Secretary in the absence of the Finance Secretary.

(h) The Secretary Legal Affairs shall look after the legal matters of the Party at his respective level. He shall also be responsible for maintaining liaison with the legal cells of the Party in order to seek remedy of any grievances that the Party members may have due to political victimization or any other reason arising out of the Party work. The Secretary Legal Affairs shall ordinarily be a practicing Advocate.

(i) The Secretary Welfare shall look after any welfare programmes thatthe Party decides to undertake in his respective area/province.

(j) The Secretary Literacy shall work within his respective area formass literacy programme that the Party may initiate at various levels.

(k) The Secretary Culture shall be responsible for holding culturalprogrammes in his respective area to popularise the Party amongst common citizens.

(l) The Secretary Publicity shall be responsible for publishing and maintaining party publicity materials including pamphlets, web-based materials, hand bills and newsletters and shall be responsible for distribution of the same amongst party workers and the public at large in his respective area.

(m) Secretary Labour shall be responsible for keeping contact with thelabour organizations and trade unions within the area of his organization.

(n) Secretary Youth shall be responsible for organizing youth activitieswithin the area of his organization.

(o) Secretary Doctors shall maintain contact with the doctors qua members of PMP within the area of his organization.

(p) Secretary Engineers shall maintain contact with the engineers qua members of PMP within the area of his organization.

(q) Secretary Teachers shall be responsible for maintaining contactswith the teachers qua members of PMP within the area of his organization and shall organize educational programmes including those of teacher-training and improving standards of the educational institutions within the area of his organization

(r) Secretary Traders shall maintain contact with the traders within the area of his organization and shall organize activities in the best interest of the traders of the area of his organization.

(s) Secretary Industry shall maintain permanent contact with the industrial activities within the area of his organization.

(t) Secretary Student Affairs shall organize the activities of Pakhtun Millat Students Federation (PMSF) within the area of his organization.

(u) Secretary Kissan shall keep contact with the farmers of the areaand shall organize programmes for better agricultural produce in the area of his organization.

(v) Secretary Ulema shall keep contact with the Ulema

(B) Powers of the Chief Executive

(a) The Chief Executive shall be the Head and the Chief spokesman of the Party and shall exercise all powers inherent in his office. He shall ensure that the Organization at all levels works in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Party;

(b) He shall have the power to delegate any of his powers to theSecretary General or any member of the Central Committee;

(c) He shall have the power to suspend any office bearer at the national and provincial levels pending disciplinary action against him;

(d) In the event of removal or suspension of an office bearer, he maydelegate power and duties of such office bearer to any other member of the Party;

(e) He shall have all other powers which have not been specifically stated including the power of interpretation of the Party constitution for successful functioning of the Organization; Provided that an appeal against the Chief Executive’s interpretation could be made to the National Council; (f) He may appoint special Assistants/Consultants/Advisers at theNational or Provincial level in addition to the office bearers who have been elected if he is satisfied that such an appointment is necessary in the Party interest;

(g) He may appoint Specialized Committees as approved by the Central Committee from time to time;

(h) In the event of the incapacitation due to illness or detention of the Chief Executive, the Chief shall act as Chief Executive of the Party; and

(i) The Chief Executive shall be the appellate authority against any order passed by a Provincial Chief.

(C) Powers and Functions of the Chief at the Centre The Chief at the Centre shall exercise such powers and perform such functions that are assigned to him by the Chief Executive.

(D) Powers and Functions of the Chief The Chief shall exercise such powers and perform such functions that are assigned to him by the Chief Executive.

(E)Powers and Functions of the Secretary General

(a) The Secretary General shall, after the Chief Executive, be responsible for looking after the organizational work of the Party, take all suitable measures and actions which are necessary to promote the Party and implement its aims and objectives;

(b) He may advise the Chief Executive on any national or political issue or matters relating to Party organization;

(c) He shall have the power to induct, with the approval of the Chief Executive, salaried persons for the central office of the Party and shall supervise and guide them;

(d) He shall issue, from time to time, directives to members andorganizations of the Party in accordance with the directions of the Chief Executive and the policies and programmes as spelled out by the National Council and the Central Committee; (e) In the event of death, permanent incapacitation or resignation of the Chief Executive , the Secretary General shall convene a meeting of the National Council to elect a new Chief Executive; (f)He shall record the minutes of the meetings of the National Council and Central Executive Committee; and

(g) He may refer the case of any office bearer of the Party to a Disciplinary Committee for action against him.

(F) Powers and Functions of other office bearers: Other office bearers shall exercise such powers and perform such functions that are assigned to them by Central Committee.

(G) Powers and functions of a Provincial Chiefs

(a) A Provincial Chief shall be the head and chief spokesman of the Party in the Province and shall exercise all powers inherent in his office. He shall ensure that the Organization at all levels within the Province works in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Party;

(b) He shall have the power to delegate any of his authority to theGeneral Secretary or any member of the Provincial Executive Committee;

(c) He shall have the power to suspend an office bearer up to the level of the Regional Organization pending disciplinary action against him;

(d) During the period of suspension of an office bearer, he shalldelegate his functions to any member of the Party within the Province;(e) He may appoint specialized committees as approved by the Provincial Committee from time to time;

(f)He shall ensure that all directives of the Chief Executive and the Central Committee issued from time to time are fully complied with within the Province; and

(g) In the event of incapacitation of the Chief due to illness ordetention, the Deputy Chief shall act as the Chief.

(H) Powers and functions of the Provincial General Secretary

(a) The General Secretary shall, after the President, be responsible for looking after the organizational work of the Party, take all suitable measures and actions which are necessary to promote the Party and implement its aims and objectives;

(b) He may advise the Chief on matters of the Party Organization;

(c) He shall have the power to recruit, with the approval of the Chief, salaried persons for the Provincial office of the Party and shall supervise and guide them;

(d) He shall issue, from time to time, directives to members andorganizations of the Party within the Province in accordance with the directions of the Chief Executive and the policies and programmes as set down by the National Council, the Central Committee, the Provincial Council, the Provincial Chief and the Provincial Committee; (e) In the event of death, permanent incapacitation or resignation of the Chief, the General Secretary shall convene a meeting of the Provincial Council to elect a new Chief; (f) He shall record the minutes of the meetings of the Provincial Council and Provincial Committee; and

(g) He may refer the case of any office bearer of the Party to a Disciplinary Committee for action against him.

(I) Powers and Functions of other provincial office bearers: Other provincial office bearers shall exercise such powers and perform such functions that are assigned to them by the Central Committee.

(XI)Responsibilities of Organizations All Organizations of the Party shall, within their respective jurisdictions, act in advancement of the aims and objectives of the Party.

(XII)Funds Membership fees shall be retained by the Provincial Organizations. All Organizations at various levels shall, however, have the authority to require the lower Organizations to contribute a portion of their income to their funds as and when such necessity arises. To maintain the independence of the Party and to finance the implementation of its aims, objectives and programmes, the Central and Provincial Committees shall authorize fund-raising activities to meet the financial targets. Proper accounts of the funds shall be maintained which shall be audited by the auditors appointed by the Central and Provincial Committees.

(XIII) Fund-raising There shall be fund-raising committees for the Centre and Provinces to be nominated by the Chairman and Provincial Presidents respectively. These fund-raising committees shall function in accordance with the instructions issued by the CEC and respective PECs. The fund-raising committees shall present reports to the CC or respective PCs biannually. Secretary Finance, at the Centre and the Provinces, shall be the ex-officio members of the concerned fund-raising committees.

(XIV) Amendment to the Constitution An amendment to the Constitution can be moved by the Central Committee before the National Council. An amendment can also be moved by one-tenth of the total membership of the National Council. The constitution of the Party can be amended by the National Council provided that the proposed amendment is approved by at least two-third of the members present. The Chief Executive may refer back to the Council for reconsideration of the amendment which may again be passed by two-third of the members present. Provided that the proposed amendment shall. be circulated amongst the members of the National Council at least fourteen days prior to the meeting.

(XV)Differences and Disputes All matters, differences and disputes at meetings of various Organizations of the Party shall be decided by a majority of votes.

(XVI) Party Election Commission and its Functions

1. The Central Executive Committee shall appoint a Central ElectionCommissioner for a period of four years who shall, in consultation with the Chairman, appoint members of the Central Election Commission;

2. The Central Election Commission shall be responsible for holding Partyelections at the level of the Central and Provincial Organizations;

3. The Central Election Commission shall appoint Provincial ElectionCommittees which shall be responsible for holding elections at all tiers below the Provincial Organizations;

4. The Central Election Commission shall frame its own rules for conduct of elections which shall be approved by the Central Committee;

5. Results of the elections at all levels shall be intimated immediately to the Central Election Commission;

6. The Central Election Commission or a Provincial Election Committee mayrelease the results of election to the Press;

7. Only one appeal against the decision of an Election Committee shall bepermissible. The appeal shall lie before the higher forum within a week of any such decision; and

8. The members of the Election Commission shall be drawn from the National Council. They shall stand disqualified from contesting any party election during the period of their tenure.

(XVII)Qualifications for election to Party Office Only such members of the party shall be eligible for election to party offices who fulfil the following qualifications:

(i) Whose sources of income and wealth are not based on corruption;

(ii) Whose standard of living is in accordance with his known sources of income;

(iii) Who has not obtained plots and permits through influence and bribery;

(iv) Who has not used his influence to get remission of loans;

(v) Who has not been convicted with an offence of moral turpitude;

(vi) Who is not known to have affiliation with the underworld, or known to haveamassed wealth from illegal and anti-social activities.

(vii) Who shall to disclose his assets and assets of his immediate family, income earned and taxes paid; and

(viii) Who has not been directly responsible for any unconstitutional acts violating independence of the judiciary. In case of challenges with regard to qualifications, the Party Election Commission shall determine the dispute.

(XVIII) Disciplinary Matters The following Organizations shall be authorised to take actions for inefficiency, violation of discipline and breach of Constitution against the Organizations named below: Organization under Disciplinary Action Authorized Organization Appellate Organization

1- Primary and UC Organizations District Organizations

2- Tehsil/Taluka/ Town Organizations and District Organizations Provincial Organizations

3- Provincial Organizations, Central Organizations

4- Provincial Organizations, Organizations for Islamabad, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Gilgit and Central Baltistan or Executive Overseas Pakistanis Committee

Provided that:

(1) Where the authorized Organization for disciplinary action is Central Committee, the Organization concerned shall have a right of review;

(2) District Organizations shall form one or more disciplinary Committees consisting of a Chief Executive and two members each to deal with the disciplinary matters of the lower organizations;

(3) For the purposes of disciplinary action and hearing appeals, the concerned Central and Provincial Committee shall form subcommittees to act on their behalf which shall submit the report after due enquiry or hearing to the Committee concerned;

(4) That no action against any person or Organization shall be taken unless ithas been given a show-cause notice containing the allegations against it in detail and after providing adequate opportunity of hearing including enquiry into the facts constituting the allegations against such person or Organization;

(5) That Central Executive Committee can take action against any Organization at any level on its own motion if it is of the opinion that any such Organization is not performing its functions under the Constitution or is functioning in a manner detrimental to the party interest; and

(6) An Appellate or Review Authority shall decide an appeal before it within aperiod of two months.

(XIX) Reconciliation Committees Reconciliation Committees shall be formed at the District, Provincial and National levels. District Organizations shall form one or more reconciliation committees to resolve disputes arising out of the working of the Union Council or Primary Organizations within the district. Provincial Committee shall form a reconciliation committee to resolve disputes arising out of the working of Regional Organizations within the Province. The Central Executive Committee shall form reconciliation committee to resolve disputes arising out of the working of the Provincial Organizations. This Reconciliation Committee will also deal with disputes arising out of the workings of the wings.

(XX) Special Organizations There shall be special Organizations for Women, Youth, Students, Minorities, Labour and Overseas Pakistanis which shall form wings of the Party. The Central Committee may add to these special organizations. These wings shall be autonomous in their working. Provisions relating to the internal working of these wings are laid down in Schedule I. All the special organization shall work in coordination with the main organization. In addition to provisions in Schedule I, every special organization at the central and provincial level may frame by-laws for its internal working with the approval of CEC.A person removed from one of the special organizations will not be eligible for membership in any other special organization.

(XXI) Temporary Provisions Until the adoption of this constitution by the National Council, the Central Committee shall have the power to make appropriate amendments in the Constitution.

(XXII) Penalties Penalties for inefficiency, violation of discipline and breach of Constitution may include expulsion from the membership of the party.

(XXIII) Eminent Pashtuns: The party will offer from time to time to eminent Pashtuns from all Tribes a role from its platform to shape the destiny of the Pashtun nation by seeking their guidance and leadership. Such eminent Pashtuns will be requested to participate in the highest policymaking forums of the party which include the Central Committee and the Core Group, where they can express their opinion, offer guidelines and advice on all important issues and may use their right to vote. Their advisory role would be of utmost importance to the party in shaping and formulating national policies. These eminent persons would also become spokespersons for expressing party views on important issues.