Constitutional Law CSS Paper 2007

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17, UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2007
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
TIME: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS; 100

NOTE: Attempt FIVE questions in ail. including QUESTION NO.8. which is COMPULSORY. All questions carry EQUAL marks. Answer must be concise, thoughtful and clearly written.

Q1. “It seems in most federal governments the settlement of disputes about the meaning of the division of powers is confided to a body appointed and dismissable by general government.” Prof K C Wheare. Discuss the above observation with special reference to the powers of superior courts in the constitution of USA, India and Pakistan.

Q2. Which Chamber of the legislature is more powerful in most bicameral legislatures? Why is this ? Do you agree with view that US Senate is the most powerful second Chamber of the world? Justify your answer.

Q3. Discuss the check and balance system in the US constitution with special reference to the powers of the President of United States.

Q4. According to Bagehot: the cabinet is a “hypen and joins the executive and legislative departments together.” Explain the above statement with reference to British Cabinet.

Q5. Critically examine the powers and functions of Soviet President under present constitution.

Q6. French Parliament under the fifth Republic is a “Rationalized parliament”. Discuss.

Q7. Describe the powers and jurisdiction of Supreme Court of Pakistan under 1973 constitution with special reference to the role played by it in the constitutional development in the country.

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