Party : Pakistan Ittehad Yaqeen Tanzeem Party
Name of Party Leader : Tariq Mahmood
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Article 1 The Party Constituted :
1.1 The name of this body will be Pakistan Ittehad Yaqeen Tanzeem Party. It is one completely privately owned, copy right protected and registered body that conducts mainly political, educational, social and community work. The body constituted is the Pakistan Ittehad Yaqeen Tanzeem Party. Hereafter in this document it is referred to as the Party.
Article 2 Definition of the Constitution and Bylaws :
2.1 All the activities of persons operating on behalf of the Party, and the responsibilities, rights and duties of its Council, Committees and Membership shall be governed by this Constitution and Bylaws.
2.2 Any Bylaw or decision of the membership that is inconsistent with the Constitution shall be null and void because the Constitution shall have precedence over the Bylaws in all circumstances just as the Constitution and Bylaws shall have precedence over, any membership decision..
Article 3 Basis of Unity in the Party :
3.1 To provide an evolving social, educational and political structure in form of a movement to enhance Pakistan and her image and standing in the world.
3.2 To increase awareness regarding capacities of the people of Pakistan, and the people of Pakistan descent wherever they may reside, and hence achieve and sustain; democratic, diverse, peaceful, progressive, safe and secure Pakistan.
Article 4 Purpose of the Party :
4.1 The Party’s purpose is to advance its Basis of Unity, and thus to contribute to the welfare of Pakistan and people of Pakistan or of Pakistan descent.
4.2. The Party shall field and elect candidates in National Assembly elections of Pakistan from whichever constituencies possible at the time.
4.3. The Party shall field and elect candidates in Provincial Assembly elections of Pakistan from whichever constituencies possible at the time.
4.4. The Party shall form the Federal Government of Pakistan and/or Provincial Government of Pakistan when elected to do so and debate legislation in the Pakistan National Parliament and/or Provincial Assembly when elected to do so in opposition.
Article 5 Superintendence and Accountability :
5.1. All individual members shall be accountable to the Party membership in a General Meeting, and/or the Executive meeting when the membership is not in General Meeting or if the Executive chooses to do so.
5.2. Decisions of the Executive Committee shall have precedence over decisions of Members in General Meeting in all circumstances.
5.3. All nominations, selections and approvals for any seats in National Assembly elections, Provincial Assembly elections or Party Executive elections under the Party Act of Pakistan shall be done by the Executive Council of the Party and signed by the Party Chairman.
5.3. In the process of all nominations, selections and approvals for any seats in National Assembly elections, Provincial Assembly elections or Party Executive elections under the Party Act of Pakistan, the Executive Council shall seek opinion of the General membership but will not be bound to by it.
5.4 The Party shall be empowered to hold, lease, receive, purchase and convey all manners of property, both real and personal, accept and receive donations, legacies and bequests; to borrow or lend money; to invest its funds as it so chooses.
5.5. The Party shall be empowered to own, publish, conduct, and circulate such literature as will further its expressed purposes; to name and appoint such managers and employees as its interests and convenience may require; and otherwise to do and perform all acts and things requisite and necessary to carry out the aims and objectives of this Party.
5.6. Selection of Candidates for Member of Provincial or National Assembly
5.6.1 Any Party member interested in contesting Provincial Assembly and/ or National Assembly elections shall be assessed by a panel of experts for leadership skills. If necessary an appropriate training shall be provided. If deemed suitable by the panel, the members shall be added to the ‘Candidates List’.
5.6.2. Only Party members on the ‘Candidates List’ may apply for prospective seat to contest Provincial Assembly or National Assembly seats.
5.6.3. Prospective candidates from the ‘Candidates List’ shall be approved by the Executive Council of the Party for the Provincial and/ or National Assembly seats upon such elections. In so doing, the Executive Council shall seek consultation with the Party’s Local Association.
5.6.4. Candidates for Provincial Assembly and National Assembly seats shall apply on the subscribed application form to the Candidates Secretary and only upon invitation for applications by the Candidates Office.
5.6.5. The candidates Secretary shall scrutinise the applications before passing them to the Party’s Local Association, who may choose to, and only upon approval by the Executive Council to do so, hold one or two rounds of interviews.
5.6.6. Where there shall be more than one candidate being interviewed by the Party’s Local Association, then the candidate with either more than (50) fifty percent votes or straight majority of votes from the local membership in attendance shall be recommended to the Executive Council for approval. The Executive Council may approve or disapprove upon its discretion.
5.6.7. Any decision by the Executive Council to select, reject or deselect a candidate for Provincial Assembly or National Assembly seat shall be final and not open to challenge or explanation, whereas a written list of reasons for such action will be provided to the candidate dually signed by the Party Chairman.
5.6.8. Where no Party’s Local Association exists, candidates will be selected in accordance with a process determined by executive Council.
5.6.9. Where there are no Party Members in an electoral district, selection of a candidate shall be by the Executive Council.
Article 9 Dissolution of the Party :
9.1. Dissolution of the Party shall only become effective upon a greater than ninety five (95) percent of the votes by all the membership in good standing, and passing an identically worded resolution through a mailed vote within (40) forty days of notice, and upon not without the approval of the Party Chairman.
9.2. The Party Chairman shall have the power to veto any vote by general membership, in whatever majority, to dissolute the Party just as he/she shall have the power to implement such dissolution in absence of any vote from the general membership at all.
9.3. The Party’s assets may be transferred only after (40) forty days and before (60) sixty days of completion of such dissolution.
Article 10 Financial Procedures :
10.1. The Party shall be empowered to hold, lease, receive, purchase and convey all manners of property, both real and personal, accept and receive donations, legacies and bequests; to borrow or lend money; to invest its funds as it so chooses.
10.2. The Party Chairman shall have power to:
10.2.1 Appoint a person to be the registered agent of the Party in a Local Association, who may issue tax receipts and maintain books for that Local Association
10.2.2. Revoke the agency and dismiss the registered agent from office at Local Association.
10.3. The Local Associations may undertake fundraising activities within the legal framework but all collections should be documented and accounted for.
10.4. No borrowing on behalf of the Party shall be authorised.
10.5. When not acting honestly or in good faith, and not exercising due diligence within the scope of their authority under the Party’s Constitution, bylaws, and other duly passed Party rules, any member, volunteer, employee, officer, director, member of any committee established by the Party, functionary, or any other person duly acting in any approved capacity on behalf of the Party shall be himself/herself liable for any debts, actions, claims, demands, liabilities or commitments of any kind of the Party howsoever incurred. The Party shall not indemnify and hold harmless each such person against any such debt, action, claim, demand, liability or commitment whatsoever.
10.6. The party shall submit for audit to the Election Commission of Pakistan the annual detailed accounts summary, dually prepared by registered accountants, appointed by the Party Chairman.