Whereas I, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, on the basis of the reports reaching me, am satisfied:
(i) that contrary to the direction given to it in that behalf, the Government of the Province of Baluchistan has failed to take effective measures to check the large scale disturbances in different parts of the Province resulting in loss of life and property on a massive scale and causing a growing feeling of insecurity among the inhabitants and grave menace to the peace and tranquility in the Province;
(ii) that a situation has arisen in which the Government of the Province cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the Interim Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, hereinafter referred to as the Constitution; and
(iii) that the national interests so require;
Now therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 136 of the Constitution and of all other powers enabling me in that behalf,
(a) direct the Governor of the Province to assume on my behalf all functions and powers of the Government of that Province and all or any of the powers vested in or exercisable by any body or authority in that Province other than the Provincial Legislature;
(b) make the following incidental and consequential provisions which I consider are necessary and desirable for giving effect to the objects of this Proclamation:
(i) the Governor’s Council of Ministers headed by the Chief Minister of that Province are herby removed and shall forthwith cease to hold office;
(ii) In the exercise of the functions which the Governor has been directed to assume hereunder, the Governor shall act to such extent and subject to such conditions as I shall, from time to time, deem fit to give or impose.
This order unless revoked earlier shall remain in force for a period of 30 days.