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Legal System

Pakistan has been ruled by different cultures throughout its history, which has resulted in a mixed, but constant, legal tradition. The most influential of these rulers have been the Mughal Empire and, more recently, the British Empire. The result of these influences is that Pakistan’s legal system is structured around English Common Law as well as Islamic law. The highest court in the country is the Supreme Court, while in each province a High Court is the apex of legal appeal. A federal Shariah court is responsible for judgements regarding Islamic law and may strike down legislation that is considered contrary to Islam. Courts lower down in the structure include magistrates’ courts, district and session courts and specialised tribunals.

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