Replying to a question, the Acting President stated that the 18th Amendment
gave a new paradigm.
Justice Khawaja also asked the AGP to define the point that before 18th Amendment
the Speaker, National Assembly had right to decide about any member but after passage of 18th Amendment
Speaker has the option to give his decision against any member after the court verdict.
After conclusion of Sajjad's arguments, the other counsels, advocates general of all the provinces and Senator Raza Rabbani, who is the chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Reforms, which drafted the 18th Amendment
bill, will begin their arguments.
After the 1973 Constitution, 18th amendment
is the biggest achievement ever made by any government in the country as it leads to unity, cohesion among all ranks of society," he added.
Chairman Rabbani said when he was working on the 18th Amendment
, he did look into the unique Swiss model of federation but it did not suit the Pakistani society.
Speaking on Wednesday at a ceremony marking the launch of a book, which was organised by the Chief Minister's Reforms Unit, Dr Baloch said that since the passage of the 18th amendment
the federal government had released all funds allocated for the province and had honoured all its commitments in accordance with the requirements of the amendment.
He asked the government to forthwith constitute the committees for the implementation of 18th Amendment
Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Planning and Development Dr Kaiser Bengali said the 18th Amendment
was a real shift of powers to the provinces but its true implementation within shortest possible time was needed.
The members of the Implementation Commission were also present during the meeting which discussed ways and means for implementation of the 18th Amendment
in the context of the work of various federal ministries and departments.
ISLAMABAD, July 8 -- A delegation of the International Crisis Group called on the 18th Amendment
Implementation Commission Chairman Senator Mian Raza Rabbani on Wednesday.
Islamabad, May 20 -- The parliamentary constitutional reforms committee (PCRC) has decided to defend the 18th amendment
in the Supreme Court and present its stance in defence of the constitutional amendment if the Supreme Court summoned the committee members.
ISLAMABAD -- Senate special standing committee has expressed its deep concern over forming alternate ministries of those devolved to Provinces under 18th Amendment
KARACHI -- Senator Raza Rabbani, senior leader Pakistan People's Party (PPP), Sunday regretted that despite passage of three years the 18th amendment
of the constitution has still not been implemented and called for restoration of provincial autonomy.
He termed the joint consensus and approval of the 18th Amendment
"a historical feat", and declared the Supreme Court had full authority to review any article it wanted to.
Islamabad -- The Pakistan Peoples Party leader in Senate, Mian Raza Rabbani has said that PPP has started making contacts with the opposition to requisite session of the parliament on the statements to modify the 18th Amendment