Our team of expert lawyers specializes in assisting clients with petitions to initiate the constitutional review process. In these proceedings before the Constitutional Court, petitioners challenge the conformity of laws with the constitution or contest the inconsistency of regulations and general acts issued for the public exercise. We provide comprehensive services related to Constitutional Courts in Pakistan.
A writ petition is a formal submission made to an Appellate court seeking prompt review of a legal matter. Essentially, it is a request for extraordinary review, asking the court to intervene in a lower court’s decision. The term “writ” refers to an order, and these orders are issued by the High Courts under Article 199 of the Constitution of Pakistan 1973. The primary purpose of Article 199 is to uphold and enforce the fundamental rights of individuals as outlined in the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973. The High Court can intervene in cases where there is evidence of malice, arbitrariness, non-conformity to statutory requirements, or a patently erroneous order. The powers granted to the High Court under Article 199 are diverse and extensive. The orders that a High Court may issue under Article 199 are commonly known as writs, which include writs of prohibition, mandamus, certiorari, habeas corpus, and quo warranto.