Kashif Hafeez Siddiqui

Highlights of the 18th Constitutional Amendment

In pakistan on April 8, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Courtesy : Daily Times

Amendment to Article 6 seeks to pre-empt military coups in future

  • Article 58(2b) to be repealed, substituted with ‘Dissolution of National Assembly’
  • President may dissolve NA in case no-confidence vote passed against PM
  • Total strength of cabinet should not exceed 11% of total membership of parliament
  • Governor should be a resident and registered voter of his/her province, he/she would be appointed by president on prime minister’s advice
  • Provinces required by law to establish local government systems, devolve political, administrative and financial responsibility and authority to elected representatives
  • PM to be chairperson of CCI, members to include CMs, 3 members from federal govt
  • Amendment to Article 157 says federal government must consult provincial government before installing hydroelectric power stations in any province
  • PM to forward three names for office of CEC, in consultation with opposition leader in National Assembly, to a parliamentary committee for confirmation
  • Committee proposes insertion of Article 175(a) to deal with appointment of judges to Supreme Court, high courts, Federal Shariat Court
  • Committee proposes substitution of Article 243, says federal government ‘shall have control and command of armed forces, supreme command of armed forces shall [rest with] … president’
  • President to appoint Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee chairman, chief of army staff, chief of naval staff, chief of air staff
  • NWFP will be renamed ‘Khyber-Pakhtoonkhawah’
  • State will provide free, compulsory education to children aged between 5 and 16 years
  • Amendments to Clause 1 seek substitution of ‘Baluchistan’ with ‘Balochistan’, ‘Sind’ with ‘Sindh’
  • Insertion of clause sought to bar persons acquiring citizenship of foreign country from contesting elections to parliament
  • All elections under constitution, other than those of PM and CM, to be by secret ballot
  1. Kashif,


    Given a choice would you vote for Asif Ali Zardari with all his attendant flaws as the President or would you vote for Rana Bhagwandas an honest upright Pakistani who also has a degree in Islamic studies.

    Answer the question honestly aur heelay bahanay naa banana maulvi.

    • This question is wrong!

      A person can never be totally honest if he doesn’t believe and proclaim his belief in the oneness of ALLAH and that RasooluLLAH (saw) is his prophet…
      And a person who has a degree in Islamic studies and still doesn’t accept Islam actually claims with his actions that he’s seen it all and there’s nothing good in Islam… So to me that’s an even more dishonest person!

  2. Asif Ali Zardari because he is Kalima go

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