maximum provincial autonomy, the empowerment of the people at the grassroots level, theemancipation of our people from poverty, ignorance, want and disease, the uplift of womenand minorities, the elimination of Kalashnikov culture, a free media, an independent judiciary, a neutral civil service, rule of law and merit, the settlement of disputes withneighbours through peaceful means, honouring international contracts, laws/covenantsand sovereign guarantees to achieve a responsible status through a foreign policy thatsuits our national interests;
Calling upon the people of Pakistan to join hands to save our motherland fromthe clutches of military dictatorship and to defend their fundamental, social,political and economic rights and for a democratic, federal, modern andprogressive Pakistan as dreamt by the Founder of the nation have adopted thefollowing, “Charter of Democracy”;
A. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
The 1973 Constitution as on 12
October 1999 before the military coup shallbe restored with the provisions of joint electorates, minorities, and women’sreserved seats on closed party list in the Parliament, the lowering of the votingage, and the increase in seats in parliament and the legal Framework Order, 2000and the Seventeenth Constitutional Amendment shall be repealed accordingly.
i.The Appointment of the Governors, three Services Chiefs and the CJCSCshall be made by the Chief Executive who is the Prime Minister, as per the 1973Constitution.3. (a) The recommendations for appointment of judges to superior judiciary shallbe formulated through a commission, which shall comprise of the following:i. The Chairman shall be a Chief Justice, who has never previously taken oath under PCO.ii. The members of the commission shall be the Chief Justices of the provincial HighCourts who have not taken oath under the PCO, failing which the senior most judge of that High Court who has not taken oath shall be the member iii. Vice Chairmen of Pakistan and Vice Chairmen of Provincial Bar Councils withrespect to the appointment of judges to their concerned provinceiv. Presidents of High Court Bar Associations of Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, andQuetta, with respect to the appointment of judges to their concerned provincev. Federal and Provincial (for the concerned provinces) Minister for Law & Justice