The Federal Cabinet in a special meeting under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday unanimously approved the proposed 18th amendment bill 2010. The bill is placed before the both houses of the parliament by the Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Reforms. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said the passage of the 18th Constitutional Amendment Bill 2010 will strengthen the federation and democracy. He further said that the bill would serve as a landmark in the constitutional history of the country and that the people would long remember this achievement of their elected representatives. Earlier, Raza Rabbani, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Reforms, explained salient features of the bill. He said it was a unique piece of legislation in many ways. The most important feature is that an incumbent President himself has given away his powers to the parliament and the people of Pakistan, he added. Moreover, the bill will seek to repeal LFO as well as 17th amendment which were the symbols of dictatorial regime. He further said that the passage of the bill will take the nation back to original constitution of 1973. This legislation has enjoyed maximum consensus of political parties on the issue of provincial autonomy. He informed the cabinet that the federal government will set up a committee to oversee the implementation and to provide guidance in framing the rules that will be required for implementation of the provisions of the bill.
By: Ary News

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