Constitution of the Pakistan Green Party | Asia Pacific Greens

Constitution of the Pakistan Green Party

CHAPTER - I

INTRODUCTORY

Name

1. The party shall be called Pakistan Green Party or Pakistan Greens, local Green parties will be called as:

  • Pubjab Green Party 
  • Sindh Green Party 
  • Balochistan Green Party 
  • N.W.F.P Green Party (Party name can be changed if Province’s official name change as per law ) 
  • Northern Area Green Party ( now Gilgit – Biltistan Green Party) 


Aims and Objectives

2. The aims and objectives of the Pakistan Green Party shall be:

(I) Grassroots Democracy 

To ensure: 

  • Protection the constitution of Republic 
  • Promote and enforce provincial autonomy.
  • Communities participation in development of Pakistan.
  • Decentralize state power to local bodies.
  • Implement extensive judicial reforms in order to provide expeditious justice through an efficient court system
  • Reduce the age of voters to 16 years so that the youth of the country may equally contribute to the national life.


(II) Social Justice and Equal Opportunity

To ensure: 

  • Fundamental rights of the people in which all citizen s regardless of caste, creed and religion, can live in peace, harmony and happiness.
  • Protect the freedom of thought and expression.
  • Independence of judiciary and to provide inexpensive and expeditious system of justice through a healthy, responsive, credible and effective court system.
  • Protect the rights and interests of the minorities and to respect their aspirations.


(III) Ecological Wisdom 

To ensure:

  • Implement land reforms equitable system of land tenure and to protect the tiller and cultivator from the excesses of the revenue administration and feudal exploitation.


(IV) Non-Violence and Peace 

To ensure: 

  • Promote tolerance and to eliminate all kinds of prejudices throughout the country; whether provincial, ethnic, religious, sectarian, linguistic or tribal; and to inculcate a spirit of unity, mutual affection, brotherhood and prosperity for all.
  • Members of Green Party shall uphold the constitution of Republic and shall not undermine the sovereignty and integrity of Pakistan public order to public morality or indulge in corrupt practices or terrorism and shall not promote sectarian regional or provincial hatred or animosity

(V) Community-based Economics and Economic Justice 

To ensure: 

Support international efforts for welfare and dignity of global community and to establish a just international economic order.
Contain inflation and stabilize prices of the necessities of life.
Promote and protect investments by overseas Pakistanis and other investors, cutting layers of regulations, securing investment environment, transparency and durability in economic policies.

(VI) Gender Equality 

To ensure:

  • Equality, unity, solidarity and brotherhood amongst the citizens and to strive for a Pakistani identity 
  • Provide for representation for women.


(VII) Respect for Diversity

To ensure:

  • Strive for the right of the citizens to have free access to public information
  • Protect and promote the rich and diverse cultural heritage .

Party flag and symbol :

3. The flag of Pakistan Green Party shall to vertical strips , upper one will be yellow and lower will be green , party symbol will be sunflower.


CHAPTER - II

CENTRAL ORGANISATION

1. The Pakistan Green Party is a democratic organization.

2. The organization of the Pakistan Green Party shall consist of :


Qualifications for membership

3. Membership of the Pakistan Green Party shall be open to all adult citizens of Pakistan who are not members of any other political organization declared as such by the Federal Committee of the Pakistan Green Party and that he/she. (i) signs a declaration that he/she is in agreement with the aims and objects of the Pakistan Green Party and will abide by its rules and constitution and (ii) pays the prescribed membership fees in advance. 

3.1. Only members of the Pakistan Green Party will be eligible to become office bearers of different tiers of the Party.

3.2. membership of Pakistan Green Party as determined periodically by the FC shall expire on the last day of December, every second year irrespective of the date of enrolment;

3.3. The membership fee of the party will be Rs. 100/- per year and the party will issue membership card to each member of the party.

Office-Bearers

9. There shall be the following office-bearers of the Pakistan Green Party :

1.Chairperson 
2.Co – Chairperson (each one from local Green Party) 
3.Party Secretary 
4.Additional Secretary 
5.Treasurer 
6.Information Secretary
7.International Secretary 
8.Joint Secretaries (5) 

"The Federal Governing Body may ask one of the Vice Chairperson to act as Acting Chairperson." 

9.1. "No person will be appointed or serve as an office bearer of the party if he/she is not qualified to be or disqualified from being elected or chosen as member of majlis shoora (Parliament)," under article 62 & 63 of the constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan except for the condition of graduation and age 


Electoral College

10. The Chairperson of the Pakistan Green Party and all Federal office bearers shall be elected by the Pakistan Green Party Federal Congress .

10.1. Vice Chairperson elected from Local Green Party only eligible to run chairperson election 

10.2. Federal Governing body consist elected Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Secretary 10.3.Defeinetion of Local Green Parties : four provincial Parties and Northern areas .


Election of Office-bearers

11. The party leader and other office bearer at Federal/Provincial /local levels should be elected through secret ballot based on democratic and transparent system according to the procedure laid down by Federal congress 


Eligibility for Re-election

12. All office-bearers of the Pakistan Green Party shall hold office till the next election and shall be eligible for re-election.


Resignation


13. An office-bearer may resign from his office and such resignation may be addressed to the Federal Governing body , Provincial Chairperson , District Convener of the Pakistan Green Party.


Powers of the Chairperson 

14. The Chairperson of the Pakistan Green Party shall be the Head of the entire federal Union of Green Parties , shall exercise all the powers inherent in his office and shall see that the office bearers and organizations work consonance with the Constitution of the Pakistan Green Party and any bye-laws adopted under the Constitution.

14.1 Chairperson may nominate any member of party as office bearer(s) of the party as defined in article 9 till the election for the respective office(s) is held ,expect Vice chairperson 


Acting Chairperson 

15. During the temporary absence or illness of the Chairperson , the Federal Governing Body may nominate one of the Vice Chairperson to perform his/her functions for that period,Provided that the powers of forming, expanding, reshuffling or reconstituting the Federal Congress of Pakistan Green Party 


Vacancy of the Office of Chairperson 

16. If the office of the Chairperson falls vacant due to death or resignation or any other reason before the expiry of the term of his office, it shall be duty of the Secretary to convene within seven days a meeting of the Federal Governing body to elect an acting Chairperson and fix a date for the meeting of the Federal Congress within 45 days of the occurrence of the vacancy to elect the Chairperson 

The Party Secretary 

17. The Party Secretary shall exercise all the powers delegated to him by the Chairperson or Federal Governing Body , of the Pakistan Green Party . 

17.1. The Secretary shall exercise all the powers and discharge all duties laid down and incidental to the enforcement of these rules and generally to his office.

17.2. The Secretary shall appoint and supervise the work of the staff of the Secretariat of the Pakistan Green Party 

17.3. The Secretary shall have the authority to grant leave of absence with or without pay to staff and the authority to punish or suspend them but all cases of dismissal shall be reported to the Federal Governing body .

17.4. The Secretary, in case of emergency and relating to the matters not affecting the fundamental principles of the Constitution of the Pakistan Green party , may with the approval of the Chairperson , take such action on behalf of the Federal Governing Body as he deems expedient; provided that any action so taken shall be reported to the Federal Governing Body at the next meeting for confirmation.

17.5 Secretaries assigned different functions shall assist the Secretary and perform such duties under his guidance as may be entrusted to them.

17.6 Secretary with the approval of Chairperson shall issue agenda for the regular FGB meeting at least 10 days before the date of the meeting.

17.7 During his temporary absence or illness the Secretary General with the consent of the Chairperson may delegate his power(s) to the Additional Secretary .


National Congress : 

Time and venue of Session

24. session of the Congress of the Pakistan Green Party may be held at such time and place as the FGB of the Pakistan Green Party may determine.

24.1. Every member of the Congress shall pay a fee determined by FGB from time to time.


Quorum

25. The quorum for a session of the congress shall be one 60% of the total eligible members ( members of federal council , provincial delegates , office bearers of federal/ province / district 


Functions

26. The congress shall periodically review the affairs of Pakistan Green party and measures to strengthen the party. 

26.1. The Federal Governing body and Office bearer of the Pakistan Green Party shall act as a Subject Committee to frame and adopt resolutions to be placed before the National congress 

26.2. Approve Party consolidation and appoint interim body till process of election completed from bottom to top electoral collage. 


The Federal congress 

27. The Council of the Pakistan Green Party shall consist of the following:

1.20 members elected by the Congress of Local Green Party of Punjab Green Party 

2.20 members elected by the Congress of Local Green Party of Sindh Green Party .

3.20 members elected by the Congress of Local Green Party of NWFP Green Party 

4.20 members elected by the Congress of Local Green Party of Punjab Green Party 

5.20 members elected by the Congress of Local Green Party Northern Areas.


Ex-officio Members

27.1. The President or Chairperson of associated Wing ( Youth , Woman , Labour) who belong to the Pakistan Green Party shall be ex-officio members of the Pakistan Green Party Federal Congress 


Term of Office

28. Duration of the membership of the Pakistan Green Party Federal Congress shall be 3 years, but members would continue to serve in the Council until new members are elected to replace them.

28.1. The Chairperson shall, six months before the expiry of the term of the Federal congress notify the date by which the constituent bodies should elect their representatives to the federal congress of Pakistan Green Party .

28.2. In case a Local Congress of Green Party fails to elect their representatives as numbers describe in article 29 within the prescribed period nominated delegate can use vote of 20 till 20 members completed . 
Attendance Fee

28.3. Every member of the Pakistan Green party Federal Congress shall pay, in advance, a fee of Rs. 200 , before attending a session or any fee determined by FGB from time to time.


Meetings of the Federal Congress 

29. The Pakistan Green party Federal Congress shall meet at the discretion of the Chairperson t, provided that he shall convene at least one meeting in every calendar year.

29.1 President Green Party shall convene special meeting of the Pakistan Green Party Federal Congress at any time to discus party organizational as well as other matters.


Requisition for Meeting

30. A special meeting of the Pakistan Green Party Federal Congress shall be convened if the Secretary receives a written requisition signed by one third of the total membership, stating the purpose for which the meeting is required to be convened. The requisitioned meeting shall be convened within 30 days of the receipt of such requisition, failing which the members requisitioning the meeting shall be entitled to convene the meeting themselves.


Prior Notice of the Meeting

31. The Secretary l shall, not less than 30 days prior to the ordinary meetings and 10 days prior to special meeting, issue to each member a notice stating the time and place of the meeting. A press announcement to that effect shall also be made by the Secretary .


Agenda of the meeting

32. The agenda of every ordinary meeting shall be issued at least 10 days before the meeting, provided that this period may be curtailed by the Chairperson in special circumstances.

32.1. The Members must notify the Secretary 7 days before the meeting, if they want to table a resolution giving the text of the same.

32.2. The Chairperson may with the consent of the congree permit the discussion of a subject even though the requirement of notice has not been fulfilled.


Quorum

33. One third of total membership shall form the quorum of a meeting of the Pakistan Green party .


Functions of the Congress 

34. The Pakistan Green party Fedreal congress shall perform the following functions:

34.1 To elect the federal office-bearers of the Pakistan Green party as provided in Articles; 9;

34.2. To amend the Constitution of the Pakistan Green party with one third majority;

34.3. To consider and pass resolutions with regard to all matters, arising from time to time, relating to the aims and objects of the Pakistan green Party ; and 

34.3. To affiliate, suspend, dissolve or disaffiliate a Local Green Party .

34.4.To approve the annual budget and to authorize payments in accordance with it and to appoint auditors


Delegation of Powers

35. The congress may delegate any one or more of its powers to the federal givering body or , the President or any other office bearer of the Pakistan Green Party with such limitations and conditions as it may deem fit to impose.


THE Federal Governing Body 

36. The Federal Governing body of Pakistan Green Party shall consist of Chairperson , Vice Chairperson, Sectary . ex-officeo members can be nominated by the chairperson from among the members of the Pakistan Green Party or any technocrat for any special sessions

36.1.. All office-bearers of the Pakistan Green party along with the Chairperson and Secretaries of Local Green Party and specialized wings shall be ex-officio members of the Federal Governing Body.

36.2. The Federal Governing body shall meet at least once every six months and as often as the Chairperson t desires.

36.3. One third members excluding the office-bearers shall form a quorum for a meeting of Federal Governing Body .

36.4. All resolutions of Federal Governing Body shall be placed before the Pakistan Green party Federal congress for information.


Functions of the Governing body 

37. The Governing Body shall be the principal executive organ of the Pakistan Green Party and shall perform the following functions:

37.1. To consider and pass resolutions and to take necessary steps with regard to matters arising from time to time relating to objective of the Pakistan green party and to ensure that these are not inconsistent or at variance with the creed or policy of the Pakistan Green Party or any resolution passed by the National Congress or the Federal congress Council of Pakistan Green party ;

37.2. To take all necessary steps for giving, effect to resolutions passed at a session of the National Congress or a meeting of the Federal congress or of the Governing body ;

37.3. To appoint from time to time and supervise the activities of sub-committees or subsidiary bodies for carrying out such duties and functions as may be entrusted to them, such as to deal with the affairs connected with the finances and organization of the Pakistan Green party , its affiliated branches and its various wings, advancement of the party's aims and objectives and attend to the political challenges faced by Pakistan Green party ;

37.4. To sanction all payments not included in the Budget; 

37.5. To employ and dismiss staff and to determine their emoluments;

37.6. To collect and consider all information necessary and useful with reference to the aims and objectives of the Pakistan Green party ;


Powers of the Governing body 

38. The Governing body shall have the power:

38.1. To control, direct and regulate all activities of the various Local green Parties and specialized wings in consonance with the aims, objects, rules and declared policy of the Pakistan Green party ;

38.2. To take disciplinary action against any member of the Pakistan Green party who violates the decisions of the Pakistan Green party or acts m contravention of its aims and objectives, and also to hear appeals against the decisions of any other subsidiary body;

38.3. To suspend, dissolve or dis-affiliate any Local , District Green Party which fails in its duties or ignores the decisions or directions of the Governing body or the Pakistan Green Party federal congress or acts in contravention of such decisions or directions or hinders the progress of the Pakistan Green party any manner whatsoever subject to a right of appeal to the federal congress of green party ;

38.4. To take disciplinary action against any office-bearer or wing or organization affiliated to or forming part of the Pakistan Green party which falls in its duties, ignores the decisions or directions of the Governing body or the Pakistan green party Federal congress or acts in a manner prejudicial to the interest of the Pakistan green party , subject to a right of appeal to the Pakistan Green Party federal congress ; and

38.5. To appoint a Federal Election Committees to organize and conduct elections in accordance with the relevant provisions in Part-VI. The Committees shall consist of three members, two of whom shall be from a local Green Party area other than the one in which elections are being held. 

38.6. Any amendment to the constitution of PGP shall be first passed by 2/3rd majority of present and voting members of governing body and shall be placed before Pakistan Green party Federal congress in its special/annual meeting for final approval by 2/3rd majority of present voting members.


Delegation of Powers

39. The Governing body may delegate any of its powers to the Chairperson , vice chairperson or Secretary of the Pakistan Green party with such limitations and restrictions, if any, as it may deem fit to impose.


The Central Parliamentary Board

40 There shall be a Central Parliamentary Board consisting of unto 20 members to be constituted by the governing body .

Note: If at any time the Parliamentary Board is not formed or fails to function, the governing body shall perform all the duties and functions till such time as the Parliamentary Board is duly formed.

40.1 The Chairperson of Pakistan Green party shall be ex-officio Chairperson of the Board, the leader of the Pakistan Green party Parliamentary Party and local Green Party Chairperson shall be ex-officio members of the Board. A member of the Board shall be nominated to act as its Secretary.


Functions of the Board

41. The Parliamentary Board shall perform the following functions:

41.1. To select in consultation with the respective Local Green Party Parliamentary Boards candidates for general election or a bye-election to the seats in the National Parliament;

41.2. To ensure that Local Green Party Parliamentary Boards are properly constituted in every area ;

41.3. To supervise and coordinating of the Local green Party Parliamentary Boards;

41.4. To hear and decide finally all appeals against the decisions of the Local Green Party Parliamentary Boards;

41.5. To approve rules and bye-laws framed by the Local Green Party Parliamentary Boards;

41.6. To frame bye-laws for the federal Parliamentary Board; 

41.7 The Parliamentary Board may delegate any of its powers to the Chairperson to be exercised 'in case of emergency and with such limitations as may be considered necessary;

41.8 15 members shall form the quorum of a meeting of the Parliamentary Board. 


Specialized Wings

42.. Federal Governing Body of Pakistan Green party shall nominate, from amongst the members of Federal Congress , one person as President of each specialized wing of the green party ,till specialize wing elected its elected president . 

42.1. Presidents of all the specialized wings of a Local Green Party will be appointed by the President of the respective Green Party .


CHAPTER-III

THE PROVINCIAL ORGANISATION 

Local Green Party Organization

43.. For each local area ( four provinces and Northern areas) of Pakistan there shall be a Green party to be known as Local green party and the area to be served by a Local Green Party shall be co-extensive with the area of the Province/ Area for which it is constituted.

44. The organization of the Local green Party shall consist of :

44.1. Local Congress of Green Party . 

44.2. Local green party governing Body 

44.3. Provincial Green Party Parliamentary Board. 

44.4. District Green Party . 

44.5. Union Council Green Party . 

44.6 Any other Wing conducive to attain the objectives of PGP.


Local Green Party Congress 

45 The Congress in each Province /Area shall consist of members as shown below:

45.1. Punjab two nomination per district 

45.2. Sindh two nomination per district

45.3. NWFP two nomination per district

45.4. Baluchistan two nomination per district

45.5. Northern Areas two nomination per district

45.6. All members of the local Parliament who are members of Local green party to become members of the Local green party congress of which those members belong.


Electoral College

46. The Members of the Local green Party Congress shall be elected by the District congress of Green party two members per District 


Functions of the Local green Party Congress 

47. The congress of the Lcoal green party shall perform the following functions:

47.1. to elect Local office-bearers and Vice – Chairperson of Federal green party of the from the province / Area concerned;

47.2. to consider and pass resolutions with regard to all matters arising from time to time to carry out the purposes and aims and objects of the Pakistan Green party ;

47.3. to affiliate, suspend, dissolve or dis-affiliate any local organisation specified 


Delegation of Power

48. The Council may delegate any one or more of its powers to the Provincial Governing body , the Chairperson or any other office bearer of the Local Green Party with such limitations and conditions as it may deem fit to impose.


Term of Office

49. The term of the office of the members of the local congress shall be three years but members will continue to serve until new members elected .


Meetings of the Congress 

50. The congress of Local green Party shall meet at the discretion of the Local Chairperson , provided that he shall convene at least one meeting in every calendar year.

50.1. The Secretary of the Local green Party shall, in consultation with the Chairperson , announce the date, time and place of the meeting of the Local congress and shall issue an agenda at least 7 days before the date of the meeting.

50.2. One third of the total members of the local congress may requisition the meeting for a special purpose. The General Secretary of the party shall convene the meeting within thirty days of the receipt of such notice or in case of the failure, the requisition may convene the meeting themselves.

50.3. A two-day notice before the date of the meeting of the congress shall be required by a member of the congress to move a resolution in the meeting of the congress 


Membership Fee

51. Every member of the local congress shall pay Rs.200/- as annual subscription or as determined by the Local governing body , from time to time. A member who has not paid this subscription shall not be entitled to participate in the meeting of the congress.


Quorum

52. One-third of the total members of the congress shall form the quorum. 


Office-Bearers

53.. The following shall be the office-bearers of the Local Green Party :

53.1. Chairperson 

53.2. Vice Chairperson Five 

53.3. Secretary one

53.4. Information Secretary one

53.5. Finance Secretary one 

53.6. Joint Secretaries ( up to five) 

53.7.The Chairperson may ask may also appoint a Chief Organizer to undertake organizational work of the Party, whenever necessary. In addition to the Information Secretary and Finance Secretary, the Provincial Working Committee may appoint other secretaries for different functions and one Additional General Secretary, if necessary.


Term of Office

54. Every office-bearer shall hold office for a term of three years. He/She may resign from his office by a letter addressed to the Chairperson or the Secretary. The vacancy in the office bearers shall be filled by the local Congress .


Powers of the local Green Party Chairperson 

55. The Chairperson of local Green Party shall be the Head of the Provincial organization in the Province concerned and shall exercise all the powers inherent in his office and shall see that all the authorities in the Province of his, jurisdiction work in consonance with the Constitution of the Pakistan Green party , rules and bye-laws.


Acting Chairperson 

56. During the absence or illness of the Provincial Chairperson , the Local Governing body may nominate one of the Vice Chairperson to perform the functions of the Chairperson ; Provided that the powers of forming, expanding, reshuffling or reconstituting the Local Governing body of the Provincial Green Party or of nominating members of the Provincial congress , shall not be exercisable by any of the Vice chairperson when acting as President.


Vacancy of the Office of Chairperson 

57. If the office of the Provincial Chairperson falls vacant due to death or resignation before the expiry of the term of his /her office, it shall be the duty of the Secretary to convene the meeting of the congress within seven days to elect the new chairperson within 45 days of such vacancy.


Duties of the Secretary

58. The Secretary shall exercise all the powers delegated to him by the Governing body or, as the case may be the congress of the Provincial Green Party . The Party Secretary shall exercise all powers and discharge all the duties laid down by and incidental to the enforcement of the Constitution and generally to his office. 

58.1. The Party Secretary shall supervise the work of the staff of the Provincial Green Party Secretariat. 

58.2.. The Party Secretary shall have the authority to grant leave of absence with or without pay to the staff and the authority to punish or suspend them, but all cases of dismissal shall be reported to the governing body . 

58.3.. In case of emergency and in the matters not affecting the fundamental principles of the Constitution, the Party Secretary may, with the approval of the Chairperson , take such actions on behalf of the Provincial Green party as he deems expedient. Provided that any action so taken shall be reported to the Provincial congress at its next meeting for confirmation.


Other Functionaries

58.4. All secretaries assigned different functions and the Joint Secretaries shall assist the Party Secretary and perform such functions under his guidance as may be entrusted to them. During the absence or illness of the Party Secretary, the Chairperson may nominate Additional Secretary to act as Party Secretary. 


Provincial Governing body 

59. The Governing body of the Provincial Green party shall consist of all provincial Green parties’ office holders and all district conveners. The governing body shall meet as often as the chairperson of the Provincial green Party desires and at least once in every three months. One third members shall form a quorum for a meeting of the governing body. All the resolutions of governing body shall be placed before the Provincial Green party Congress for information.


Functions

60. The Governing body shall be the principal executive of the Provincial Green party and shall perform the following functions:

60.1. To consider and pass resolutions and to take necessary steps with regard to matters arising from time to time' relating to objectives of the Provincial Green party and to ensure that these are not inconsistent or at variance with the creed or policy of the Pakistan Green Party or any resolution passed by the congress of Pakistan Green Party ;

60.2. To take all necessary steps for giving effect to resolutions passed at a session of the congress or the Governing body ;

60.3. To appoint from time to time and supervise the activities of sub-committees or subsidiary bodies for carrying out such duties and functions as may be entrusted to them, such as to deal with the affairs connected with the finances and organisation of the Provincial Green party , its affiliated branches and its various wings, advancement of the party's aims and objectives and attend to the political challenges;

60.4. To suspend, dissolve or disaffiliate any District Green Party or their subsidiary organizations or wings, which fall in their duties or violate the decisions or directions of Provincial Green party or Pakistan Green party , subject to a right of appeal to the Chairperson Pakistan Green party ;

60.5. To take disciplinary action against any member of the Green party who violates its decision or acts in contravention of the aims and objects and to hear appeals against the decision of any other subsidiary body;

60.6. To approve the annual budget and to authorise payments in accordance with it and to appoint Auditors;

60.7. To sanction all payments not included in the budget;

60.8. To nominate members of the Provincial Parliamentary Board and the Provincial Election Authority;

60.9. To collect and consider all information necessary and useful with reference to the aims and objectives of the Provincial Green party ;

60.10. To perform such other functions as may be entrusted by the congress . 


Provincial Parliamentary Boards

61.. There shall be a Provincial Parliamentary Board consisting of upto 10 members to be nominated by the governing body of the Provincial congress on the recommendations of the Provincial chairperson . The chairperson of the Provincial Green party shall be an ex-officio Chairperson of the Parliamentary Board.. The Board shall elect its own Secretary.


Functions

62. The Parliamentary Board shall perform the following functions:

62.1. To select the candidates for the Provincial Assemblies of the concerned Province in consultation with the respective district office bearers of the party.

62.2. To recommend names of the candidates for election to the Parliament in consultation with respective district office bearers of the party for the consideration of the federal Parliamentary Board.

62.3. To see that Green party Parliamentary Parties are established in the Provincial Assemblies.

62.4. To frame rules and bye-laws for the Provincial Parliamentary Board. The Provincial Parliamentary Board may delegate any of its powers to the Chairperson to be exercised in the case of urgency, subject to such limitations as may be deemed necessary.

62.5. One third members of the Provincial Parliamentary Board shall form the quorum of the meeting.

62.6. Any person aggrieved by the decision of the Provincial Parliamentary Board may prefer an appeal to the Federal Parliamentary Board.


CHAPTER - IV


DISTRICT ORGANISATIONS


District Green Party 

Congress of District Green party 

63. The congress of the District Green party shall consist of the representatives of the all Union council . Every Union Council Green Party shall elect 5% of its members up to a maximum of 5, as members of District Green congress 


Office Bearers

64.. The following shall be the office-bearers of a District 

64.1. Convener 

64.2. Deputy Convener (Five ) 

64.3. District Secretary one

64.4. Finance Secretary one

64.5. Information Secretary one

64.6. Joint Secretaries (Five) 

64.7. Office Secretary one


District Governing body 

65.. all union council secretaries also members of governing body . The office-bearers of the District shall be also members of the governing body. There shall be at least one meeting every three months.


Meetings

66.. The District congress shall meet as often as the District Convener desires, but shall meet at least three times in a. calendar year. The quorum of the meeting of the congress shall be one fifth of its total membership.

66.1. One tenth of the total members of the congress may requisition a meeting of the Council for a definite purpose which shall be stated in the Requisition Notice. The Secretary of the shall be bound to summon the meeting of the congress within fifteen days of the receipt of the notice. If the Secretary fails to do so, the members requisitioning the congress meeting shall have the right to summon the meeting.


Membership Fee

66.2. Every members of congress shall pay Rs.20/- as annual subscription to the green party , failing which he shall not be allowed to attend the meeting of the congress.


Union Council Green Party 

67. Union council green Party shall be consist following members 

67.1.Union council Secretary

67.2.Union council Deputy Secretary

67.3.if Union council large and have enough resources may elected their other office bearer as under :

67.3.1Office Secretary 

67.3.2.Finance Secretary 

67.3.3.Information Secretary 

67.3.4Prior to approval by District Convener 


City /town/ Village Coordinator 

68. There shall be a village green party in every:

68.1. Village where there are at least 200 inhabited. A village green party may initially be started with 5 members only. Union council Secretary may appoint village coordinator 

68.2. A city having at least 15000 inhabited. May District Convener appoint city coordinator?


CHAPTER - VI

ELECTIONS


Secret Ballot

69. The Pakistan Green party shall hold party elections at all levels 
in a free and fair manner and by secret ballot. As far as possible, efforts will be made to achieve the objective of election by consensus.

69.1. The party will hold election after expiry of 3 years term from the date of previous elections at federal /Provincial/District levels through secret ballot.

69.3. Eligibility: Any member of the Electoral College may contest election for the offices for which Electoral College is constituted. 


Federal Election committee 

70.. Elections of Office-bearers of the Pakistan Green party at the national level shall be organized and conducted by the Federal Election committee .

70.1.. The Federal Election committee shall consist of five members appointed by the governing body prior to each election. The existing office bearers of Pakistan Green Party and the candidates for an election shall not be eligible to become members of the committee .


Provincial Election Committees 

71. The Provincial Election Committee nominated by the Provincial Governing body shall organize and conduct election of office-bearers of the Provincial green party . It shall consist of five members of which at least two shall be from outside the Province concerned. The existing office-bearers of Provincial green party and the candidates for an election shall not be eligible to become members of the authority.


District Election committee 

72. The District Election committee shall organize and conduct elections at the District and local level. Each such committee consisting of five members shall be appointed by the Governing body of the respective Provincial Green party and at least two of its members shall be from out-side the District concerned. The existing office-bearers of Provincial and Federal and the candidates for any District and local organization of the party shall not eligible to become members of the committee


Electoral College

73. The Chairperson of Pakistan Green Party shall be elected by the congress of Pakistan Green party and the Chairperson of a Provincial Green party shall be elected by the congress of Provincial Green Party concerned.


By-Election

74. All casual vacancies arising in the ranks of the office-bearers shall be filled by the concerned governing body subject to subsequent confirmation by the congress l of respective Green Party


Settlement of Election Disputes

75.. The Governing body concerned shall appoint an Election Tribunal for hearing of appeals and petitions against election to the respective organizations of Green party .

75.1. Each Election Tribunal shall consist of one Chairperson and two members.

75.2.. A Tribunal shall regulate its own procedure for hearing and disposal of appeals and petitions relating to election as expeditiously as possible.


CHAPTER - VII

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS


Membership Fee

76. Every Provincial Green party shall pay to the Pakistan Green party ten percent of its income from the membership fees.
Accounts of Income

78. All fees received from members of the national congress and -the federal congress /provincial congress as well as donations and contributions collected from time to time shall be accounted for properly as income of the Pakistan Green party .


Deposit in Bank

79. The funds of the Pakistan Green party shall be deposited in the name of Pakistan Green Party with a bank approved by the Governing body .


Operation of Accounts

80. The Finance Secretary shall be authorised to operate the Bank account of Pakistan Green Party jointly with any other office-bearer nominated by the Chairperson .


Distribution of Funds

81. Funds collected through the enrolment fee of the membership shall be distributed amongst the, Union Council , District and Provincial Green party , in accordance with the instructions issued from time to time by the Provincial green party 

81.1. No donation, contributions or funds (in any form) will be accepted from multi national or domestically incorporated public or private company, firm, trade or professional associations. Party will only accept donations from party workers and Pakistani citizens. 


Annual Statement of Finance and Accounts

82.. Proper account of income and expenditure shall be maintained by the respective Finance Secretaries for a fiscal year at the federal , Provincial and Local level and the annual statement of finance and accounts shall be presented to the governing body within two months of the close of financial year (January to December ).


Audit of Accounts

83.. The Party Secretary shall arrange audit of the accounts periodically and the report of audit shall be presented to the Governing Body concerned along with the Annual Statement of Finance and Accounts.


Submission of Accounts to Election Commission

84. The Finance Secretary of the Pakistan Green party shall submit the statement of Finance and Accounts to the Governing Body for approval before its submission to the Election Commission of Pakistan as required by the Political Parties Rules, 2002


CHAPTER - VIII

MISCELLANEOUS


Amendment of Constitution

85. The Constitution of Pakistan Green Party may be amended by the national congress or federal congress of Pakistan Green Party by at least two-third majority of the members present and voting on the recommendation of Governing Body , which will approve the proposed recommendations by at least two third majority members and voting.


Decisions by Majority Vote

86. All matters shall be decided by majority of votes, provided that if division is demanded at a session, the voting shall be recorded in accordance with the number of members allocated to the provinces under the Constitution.


Powers to make rules

87.. The Chairperson shall, with the approval of the Federal Governing Body , make rules for carrying' out the purposes of the Constitution.


Removal of Difficulty

88.. If any difficulty arises 'in giving effect to any of the provisions of the Constitutions, the Chairperson t of Pakistan Green party may make such provisions for the removal of the difficulty as he may deem fit.


Office-bearers to hold Office till Election

89. If the term of an office-bearer, a member of a Committee or any other body of Pakistan green Party expires, he/She shall continue to perform his duties as such till his successor in office is elected, or as the case may be, nominated by the competent authority.


Performance Reports.

90. All federal l office bearers and Provincial Organizations shall forward performance report to the Party chairperson bi-annual for presentation to governing body through Party Secretary. Likewise, all district organizations and provincial office bearers shall present performance report to respective Provincial Chairperson for presentation to Provincial governing body through respective party Secretary. 


Ethic and Discipline Committee

91. Any member of the party shall have the right to get a copy of any roceeding/document of the party after paying requisite fee as decided by party from time to time. 

92. No office bearer of the party will hold government and party offices at a time.


Definitions

93. In this Constitution,

93.1. "Article" means an Article of the Constitution of Pakistan Green party ,

93.2. "Chairperson " means the Chairperson of Pakistan Green party referred to under Article 9.

93.3. "Clause" means clause of the Article of this Constitution.

93.4. "Constitution" means the Constitution of Pakistan Green Party ,

93.5. "Local organisation" means a Provincial / Area Pakistan Green party 

93.6. "Part" means part of this Constitution.

93.7. "Citizen" means a citizen of Pakistan as defined by the Citizenship Act, 1952.

93.8. Members, means Pakistani Citizen including overseas Pakistani those living abroad with Pakistan origin and who possess valid party membership card. 


Constitution of Pakistan Green Party rectified at 1st National Congress of Pakistan Green Party at Karachi , April the 3rd 2008 .


Amendments : 

Constitution amendment

Chairperson Pakistan Green Party ,exercise its powers delegated by governing body as per party constitution chapter VIII “removal of difficulty” , to introduce chapter Nine “Amendment” article 1 , with heading : Disputes resolution within party”.

Chapter Nine : Amendments 

Article 1 : Disputes resolution within party 

1.1: suspension of party membership: party secretary ( at any level ) can suspend any member of party who’s act found in conflict with party rules and regulation as per party constitution with approval of party chairperson . 

(a)first showcase notices within 7 days of complain received or observed 

(b)second showcase notice with 15 days of expiry of first showcase notice ,if member fail to comply first showcase notice . 

(c)suspension can be implemented if not received any response of written showcase second showcase notice after 10 days .

(d)party membership can be reinstate if member submit valid evidence about not complying before .

(e)party senior members act as suspension reinstate committee notified by party chairperson 

(f)suspended member can appear personally before committee to submit his/her answer of complain against him

(g)committee will submit its recommendation within 3 days of appearing to party secretary ad chairperson for further actions .

(h)member can submit appeal to federal congress if not agreed on decision within 10 days of committees decision , party membership will be suspended till federal congress make decision on his or her appeal .

(i)cancellation of members can me order of committee found member seriously violate party rules or found guilty as per Islamic republic of Pakistan’s law and constitutions .membership cancellation will be validated by federal congress .


1.2 Conflict between party members or with party :

(a) if any party member or members have any deference with party decisions can submit there complain to local , provincial and federal level conflict resolution committees about their opinion in write format and committees will response to member or members within 15 days of receiving compliance and arrange personal hearing . committees must submit its recommendation to party authorities with 5 days of personal hearing. 

(b)Party leaders eligible to make decision on recommendation submitted by committees. 

(c)Member or members can submit their appeal against decision of party leader to federal congress. 

All amendment will implement with immediate effect .


Signed and authorized by 
Liaquat Ali 
Chairperson 
Pakistan Green Party 



Contact Details of Pakistan Green Party

Type of Organization

Nationally Registered Political Party

Address :

B-16, Al-Wahid Town, Datta Nagar , Qasimabad Hyderabad , Sindh.Pakistan

Websites

Pakistangreenparty.org.pk

Pakistangreenparty.org

Contact persons :

Mr.Liaquat Ali

[email protected]

Official delegates

Liaquat Ali

Mir Murtaza Noorani

Ms Saima Mirani

Outside contact :

Secretary

Election Commission of Pakistan

Election Commission Of Pakistan Secretariat, Election House

Constitution Avenue G-5/2

Islamabad