Reason and Material offered in support of first perspective
in Category Terms of Reference No. A
Reasons and material offered in support of the first perspective by which the existence and continued functioning of the Federal Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the four Provincial Departments of Information are said to be entirely justified, comprised elements listed in the following text:
That the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan specifically sanctions the existence of the Ministries (and by the information-related Provincial Departments) and thereby legitimizes their role. Reference is made to Article 70 (4) which refers to the Federal Legislative List, Fourth Schedule, Part-I, Entry-7 to be read with Article 99 (3) and to be further read with Article 159 of the Constitution of 1973.