The National Assembly of Pakistan has now made public the full text of the 18th Amendment Bill, which is currently under review in the parliament. We are uploading a PDF version of the full text on LUBP for the benefit of those readers who would like to offer their comments and suggestions in view of the full text.
The document comprises 133 pages including 102 clauses and related appendices and attachments (terms of reference, notes of reiteration and dissent etc).
The proposed 18th amendment is being seen as a landmark step by all political parties (represented in the parliament) on achieving consensus in reforming the constitution. Issues of provincial autonomy, mandatory education for children, increased representation of religious minorities in the Senate, transparent appointment of judges and chief election commissioner, repeal of 58(2)b to bolster the parliamentary nature of the constitution, renaming of the NWFP to Khyer Pakhtoonkhwa etc have been addressed; some of these reforms are much broader and inclusive in scope than the original 1973 constitution.
You can download the 18th amendment bill through the following link:
18th Amendment Bill – Full Text
Removing the only good thing Zia-ul Haq added to the Constitution!