martial law

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the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis)

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However, Ayub Khan soon realized the total dependence of his civilian masters on the army and decided to take over as President and Chief Martial Law Administrator.
Asif Kirmani should think before giving statement on media that if Zia ul Haq had not apart the then civilian martial law administrator from power on July 5, 1977 then the ruling party would not have enjoyed the power.
Unlike the first martial law administrator, Ayub Khan, Zia was more confident while relinquishing his power.
Emmylou Talio-Mendoza to Martial Law Administrator Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana seeking for the immediate release of guidelines as to the proper implementation of the curfew hours.
This incident was named as Chagai-I by Pakistan, the underground iron-steel tunnel having been long-constructed by provincial martial law administrator General Rahimuddin Khan during the 1980s.
In 1978, the regime elected Major General Ziaur Rahman, Chief Martial Law Administrator (CMLA) as president.
Ayub Khan took the office as Chief Martial Law Administrator.
General Muhammad Ayub Khan, the then Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, became the Chief Martial Law Administrator.
A similar 20 per cent tax was imposed in 1972-73 on non-resident Pakistanis by the so-called socialist, democracy-loving and "revolutionary" half-civilian, half martial law administrator Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
The FSC had declared a decision of former martial law administrator Ziaul Haq to take possession of the trust as null and void and against Islamic injunctions.
In a verdict passed last month, the FSC reversed the 1977 orders of then martial law administrator General Ziaul Haq to take over the control of the Peoples Foundation Trust.
For the first time, the Constitution of 1956 was abrogated on October 7, 1958, and martial law was imposed by the then- president, Sikandar Mirza, who dismissed the central and provincial governments; dissolved the Parliament and provincial assemblies and abolished all political parties and appointed General Muhammad Ayub Khan, the then commander in chief, as martial law administrator.
Journalists and members of nongovernmental organizations were allowed to enter only after obtaining permission from the martial law administrator.
Back in 1958, democracy gave way to martial law and the introduction of General Ayub Khan as Chief Martial Law Administrator.
This resulted in the replacement of the general by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who acted as a civilian martial law administrator until the imposition of a new constitution in 1973.