Govt can abolish 18th Amendment if Opposition resigns, PPP told

Bilawal terms consensus as driving force to move PDM forward

By: News Desk      Published: 04:40 PM, 29 Dec, 2020
Govt can abolish 18th Amendment if Opposition resigns, PPP told
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Legal experts at the PPP Central Executive Committee (CEC) opined that the government could abolish the 18th Amendment and other democratic laws if resignations from assemblies were submitted earlier, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.

The details of the meeting’s inside story revealed that they stressed using all the legal options against the PTI government, saying resignations could not be a hurdle in holding the Senate polls.

Speaking on the occasion, the PPP leaders noted that they had introduced different democratic legislations after a long struggle.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who chaired the important CEC meeting, said getting all the democratic forces along to forward was their resolve.

“We have formed the PDM. We will move ahead through mutual consensus,” Bilawal said and noted that they could have triggered the PTI government’s fall during the budget session as several ruling party members and allies were also not happy with the government.

Earlier on Monday, it was reported that 10 component parties of PDM barring a larger one had agreed upon tendering resignations from the current assemblies and not participating in the Senate and by-polls.

Meanwhile, some PPP CEC members also expressed their reservations over the PDM and said they could not be part of another PNA – the opposition alliance that helped removing the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto government through martial law in 1977.

They said they were ready for a long march and PML-N supremo should also return to Pakistan to become part of that. The issue of resignations could be discussed after the return of Nawaz, they added.