- Line of succession to President of Pakistan
Pakistanhad a parliamentary system of governmentthat has been modified several times since its inception.
The constitution does not allow for a
vice president, but the chairman of the Senate of Pakistanofficiates in the absence of the President and takes over on the President's death or removal from office. If chairman of the Senate is not available the speaker of National assembly performs duties of the President of Pakistan.
Electoral College of Pakistanis responsible for electing a new president.
Article 49 of the constitution states about this matter.
*If the office of President becomes vacant by reason of death, resignation or removal of the President the Chairman or, if he is unable to perform the functions of the office of President, the chairman of the Senate shall act as President until a President is elected in accordance with clause (3) of Article 41.
*When the President, by reason of absence from Pakistan or any other cause, is unable to perform his functions, the Chairman or, if he too is absent or unable to perform the functions of the office of President, the Speaker of the National Assembly shall perform the functions of President until the President returns to Pakistan or, as the case may be, resumes his functions
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* [http://www.pak.gov.pk/ Government of Pakistan website]
* [http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/constitution/ The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan]
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