Article 09 of the constitution declares that no person shall be deprived of life or liberty saves in accordance with law.
This right is the most important of all fundamental rights. It is the basis of the “Rule of Law”. It declares that a person cannot be deprived of his life or liberty except “In accordance with law”. No person can be arrested, detained, or put under restraint except when a law authoresses such arrest or restriction. It prevents arbitrary interference by the executive with the liberty of individual. If so arrested, he can move the court for a writ of habeas corpus. This right is available to all persons, whether citizen or not.
The first out of twenty rights conceded by the constitution relates to person’s life and liberty. This Article state that life and liberty of all the person in Pakistan shall be sacred and shall not be taken away except in accordance with law authorizing violation of such right under circumstances declared by such law to be appropriate for the purpose.