Tag: 17th Amendment

  • Full text of the 18th Amendment Bill

    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 […]

  • 18th Amendment, Na Manzoor

    From Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa to Karachi, from Lahore to Gilgit-Baltistan and from Larkana to Queta, the entire nation is celebrating the parliamentary consensus on the proposed 18th amendment in Pakistan’s constitution. Constitutional experts and parliamentarians belonging to diverse ethnic and political backgrounds are terming the constitutional package as a landmark step towards the supremacy of parliament […]

  • Thank you, Senator Raza Rabbani – by Farhad Jarral

    A great job has been done by Senator Raza Rabbani, head of the Parliamentary Committee for Constitutional Reforms. Well done, representatives of all political parties. This is the fruit which the nation was eagerly looking forward to for the last two years. As promised by President Asif Ali Zardari with the nation that he would […]

  • Nawaz Sharif Backtracked – by Sajid Ali

    The Constitution Reform Committee worked for about 9 months at 18th amendment for repealing 17th amendment. The Committee consisted of senior parliamentarian of all parties, treasury as well as opposition. All nation put their eyes at the 24th of March when the Bill was to be tabled but suddenly PML (N) backtracked and took a […]

  • Celebrating Nationhood and Constitutionalism – by Farahnaz Ispahani

    Originally Published at THE NEWS The emergence of Pakistan as the homeland of South Asia’s Muslims, with their unique identity as a nation, was an unparalleled event in the twentieth century. The adoption of the Pakistan resolution at the All India Muslim League open session on 23rd March 1940 in Lahore gave our nation a […]

  • The Rightist Judicio-Politico Mafia – by Anas Muhammad

      Saturday February 13 – The Chief Justice of Pakistan defied Presidential orders through a suo moto action against the Presidential notification for appointment of certain judges. Chief Justice, in a rare nightly emergency session, formed a three members bench that suspended two recommendations for judges’ appointment by the President. The matter will be heard […]

  • Why is President Zardari sticking to the 17th amendment? Analysis by Cyril Almeida

    A circus with a purpose By Cyril Almeida Friday, 04 Sep, 2009 ‘Zardari’s woes actually began when he became president. It was a clever move tactically, but flawed strategically.’ – (File Photo) IF you had any doubt before, you shouldn’t any more. Our politicians specialise in crises — bewildering, head-scratching, things-that-make-you-go-huh? Political crises that came […]

  • No comments: PML-N softens stance on 17th Amendment

    PML-N softens stance on 17th Amendment * Backs off from de-linking 17th Amend from package * Committee convinces PML-N on amendments to ‘contentious issues’ only By Irfan Ghauri ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) – which was earlier insisting on de-linking the issue of the repeal of the 17th Amendment from the constitutional reforms package […]