ENGLISH: Efforts for Islamization in Pakistan, An Analysis of the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan


  • Shazia jaffar University of Balochistan, Quetta
  • Prof. Dr. Muhammad Usman Tobawal University of Balochistan, Quetta


Constitution, Islamization, Islamic provisions, Bhutto’s efforts, Zia’s sharia Bill.


The process of Islamization in the constitutional history of Pakistan always remained a crucial issue for democratic process in Pakistan. The introduction of objective resolution and Islamic provisions in the constitutions (1956, 1962, and 1973) have been considered remarkable development. The regime of General Zia-ul Haq has continued the Islamization of the Pakistani legal system and amended various articles of the 1973 constitution. Efforts were also made during subsequent regime by implementing the enforcement of Sharia Act and of the sharia Bill. The 1973 constitution remained a legal document not only for running the state affairs but also enabling the Muslim of Pakistan to order their individual and collective lives in accordance with the teaching of the Holy Quran and Sunnah still the questions of the place of Islam in the constitutions of Pakistan have been issues for decades and particularly the Islamization of the 1973 constitution of Pakistan remained a deadlock in Pakistani politics and religious circles. This research study attempts to examine the influence of Islam on the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan.

Author Biographies

Shazia jaffar, University of Balochistan, Quetta

Assistant Professor, Pakistan Study Center

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Usman Tobawal, University of Balochistan, Quetta

Director, Pakistan Dtudy Center




How to Cite

Shazia jaffar, & Prof. Dr. Muhammad Usman Tobawal. (2022). ENGLISH: Efforts for Islamization in Pakistan, An Analysis of the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan. Al-Dalili, 3(2), 33–41. Retrieved from http://aldalili.com/index.php/dalili/article/view/59