Bilawal takes up PTI’s bid to amend 18th Amendment with Fazl
Pakistan People Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto has started contacting politicians in wake of a report about government’s plan to change the 18th Amendment.
Bilawal telephoned JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and discussed with him the remarks of Planning Minister Asad Umer on 18th Amendment.
In a TV talk, the minister pointed to a plan to change the 18th Amendment.
The PPP chief chided the federal government for creating mess at the moment when the country has been battling a deadly bug.
“Democratic forces will not compromise on the 18th Amendment. The centre should help the federating units stem the spread of coronavirus instead of issuing such statements,” Bilawal bemoaned.
The chiefs of PPP and JUI-F have unanimously expressed resolve to counter any bid to change the 18th Amendment.
Reports of reviewing the 18th Amendment drew criticism from the opposition.
Claiming to have found flaws in the amendment, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar said: “The 18th Amendment was a step in right direction, but the process is incomplete. It gave powers to provincial governments, but the local governments are still powerless.”
Senator Sherry Rehman said 18th Amendment is a sacred part of the Constitution and is guarantor of an amicable relationship between the federation and its units.
She said it was incomprehensible as to why the ruling party was engaged in such useless kite-flying which was of no use.