The Supreme Court on Wednesday (Jan 16) closed the case of 18th Constitutional Amendment as Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar read out the verdict and rejected the Sindh government’s plea. Reasons for the dismissal of the plea will be issued in the Supreme Court’s detailed verdict.
Amendment XVIII (the Eighteenth Amendment) of the Constitution of Pakistan, was passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan on April 8, 2010, removing the power of the President of Pakistan to dissolve the Parliament unilaterally, turning Pakistan from a semi-presidential to a parliamentary republic, and renaming North-West Frontier Province to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Sindh government had filed a plea in the Supreme Court pertaining to provincial authority in the 18th Constitutional Amendment.
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17 November, 2019