APPOINTMENT OF PROVINCIAL MINISTERS AND OATH OF OFFICE ORDER, 1999
Order No. 8 of 1999
[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part 1, 15th November 1999]
No. 2- 25/99- Min. I, dated 15-11-99
In pursuance of the Proclamation of
the Fourteenth day of October, 1999, and the Provisional Constitution
Order No. l of 1999 read with Governors Appointment and Oath of Office Order
being Order No. 4 of 1999, and the powers and functions of the Governors
Order being Order No. 6 of 1999, and in exercise of all other powers
enabling him in that behalf, the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of
Pakistan is pleased to make and promulgate the following Order for
appointment of Provincial Ministers, hereinafter referred to as the
- This Order may be called appointment of Provincial Ministers and Oath of
Office Order (Order No. 8 of 1999).
- It shall come into force at once and be deemed to have taken effect on
and from 23rd day of October, 1999.
- There shall be a Cabinet of Ministers in each Province of the Islamic
Republic of Pakistan with the Governor as its head. The member of the
Cabinet shall be appointed by the Governor, with the prior approval of the
Chief Executive. The Cabinet shall advise the Governor in the exercise of
- The Provincial Ministers shall hold office during the pleasure of the
- The Cabinet may be called by the Governor to meet at such time and place
as he may deem fit and shall be presided over by the Governor.
- The decisions of the Cabinet shall be enforced in the manner as may be
directed by the Governor.
- The Governor shall, with the prior approval of the Chief Executive
substitute, change or add any Provincial Minister.
- The Governor may determine the terms and condition, salary, allowances
and privileges of the Provincial Ministers.
- A Provincial Minister may, by writing under his hand, addressed to the
Governor, resign his office.
- Before entering upon office, a Provincial Minister shall make before the
Governor of the Province, Oath in the form set out in the schedule to this
- The existing rules for the allocation and transaction of the business of
the Provincial Government shall remain in force subject to the Proclamation
Order dated 14th October, 1999 and Provisional Constitution Order No. 1 of
1999 and any amendment, modification or alteration made therein by the Chief
Executive from time to time or any order made by the Governor with the
prior approval of the Chief Executive.
- In the existing rules, for the allocation and transaction of the
business of the Provincial Government, where ever the words " Chief
Minister" occur the same shall be deemed substantiated by the word
(See Article 10)
(In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the Most Merciful)
I, ______________ do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and
allegiance to Pakistan.
That as a Minister of the Government of the province of ___________, I will
discharge my duties, and perform my functions, honestly, to the best of my
ability, faithfully in accordance with the law, and always in the interest
of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of
That I shall abide by the proclamation of the Fourteenth day of October,
1999 and the Provisional Constitution Order No. 1 of 1999 issued by the
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Chief of Army Staff and the Chief
Executive of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the Fourteenth day of
October, 1999 and all subsequent Orders issued by him or orders issued by
the Governor with the prior approval of the aforementioned Chief Executive.
That I will strive to preserve the Islamic Ideology, which is the basis for
the creation of Pakistan.
That I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct
or my official decision or advice so tendered:
That, in all circumstances, I will do right to all manner of people,
according to Law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will:
And that I will not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal to any
person any matter which shall be brought under my consideration or shall
become known to me as Provincial Minister except as may be required for the
due discharge of my duties as a Member of the Cabinet.
May Allah Almighty help and guide me (Ameen).
Thanks to Mr Abdul Hameed Cheema <firstname.lastname@example.org> for text.