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    18Th Amendment And Health In Pakistan

  • Centre not implementing 18th amendment in letter and spirit: CM

    SUKKUR: Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has criticised the Centre for not implementing the 18th Constitutional Amendment in letter and spirit which according to him tantamount to usurping the rights of provinces...

    Speaking to the media in Qadirpur village of Jacobabad district on Tuesday, Mr Shah said that ever since the approval of the 18th amendment, Sindh had constantly been approaching the Centre for the devolution of...

  • Provinces call for devolution of gas sector as per 18th Amendment

    ISLAMABAD: The provinces on Thursday rejected oil and gas regulatory reforms proposed by the federal government on the advice of the World Bank, and, instead, demanded a greater role for them in the exploration and production of hydrocarbon resources...

    At a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the provinces, particularly Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, demanded that the proposed Pakistan Petroleum Exploration...

  • Mode of judges’ appointment under 18th Amendment criticised

    ISLAMABAD: The procedure of appointment of superior court judges introduced through the 18th Amendment came under severe criticism on Tuesday and a petitioner termed it illegal, unconstitutional and against the Islamic concepts...

    Dogar, who is representing the Pakistan Lawyers Forum, before a 17-judge full court of the Supreme Court hearing challenges to the 18th and 21st amendment to the constitution...

  • Blaming 18th amendment for agriculture’s poor show

    AT a time when the country’s cotton economy is passing through a severe crisis, the Ministry of National Food Security and Research is seeking control of the Cotton Wing from the textile ministry with an assertion to put things in order...

    And the European Union wants Pakistan to look beyond textiles...

  • Dar blames provinces for not implementing 18th Amendment

    ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar blamed provincial governments on Wednesday for the lack of proper implementation of the seminal 18th Amendment, claiming this was why the federal government couldn’t proceed with a fresh National Finance Commission (NFC) award before presenting the budget for 2016-17...

    “The implementation of the 18th Amendment remains a challenge, requiring the federal government to make regular interventions in...

  • Asfandyar warns of disintegration if 18th amendment revoked

    CHARSADDA: Awami National Party chief Asfandyar Wali Khan warned on Friday that any move to revoke the 18th constitution amendment might lead to the country’s disintegration...

    “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should keep in mind that Pakistan will not survive if the 18th amendment is revoked,” he said while addressing a function held in connection with the Babrra incident of 1948 in Charsadda...

  • ‘Education policy 2016 must be in line with 18th Amendment’

    LAHORE: Participants at a consultative meeting unanimously said on Friday the National Education Policy (NEP) 2016 must be in line with international standards and the 18th Amendment in order to enable students to achieve marketability and compete globally...

    The debate was organised jointly by Idara-i-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) Public Trust and Pakistan Alliance of Independent Schools (PAIS) at the University of Punjab...

  • Sindh authorities directed to claim financial benefits under 18th amendment

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the provincial authorities for early implementation of the legislation made by the Sindh government for recoveries of Zakat, Workers Welfare Fund (WWF) and Sindh Employees Old-age Benefits Institution (SEOBI) as per spirit of 18th amendment of the Constitution...

    Presiding over a meeting here at the CM House on Monday regarding implementation of the legislation and to...

  • Centre still encroaching on provincial subjects despite 18th amendment, says Baloch

    HYDERABAD: Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, the former chief minister of Balochistan and leader of the National Party (NP), said on Tuesday that even after the passage of the 18th constitutional amendment the Centre continued to encroach upon provincial subjects, adding that the country cannot have true democracy unless commoners from grass-roots level reached parliament...

    He was addressing a Meet the Press programme of the Hyderabad Press...

  • ‘18th Amendment agenda is incomplete’

    ISLAMABAD: Politicians and economists discussing national issues here on Tuesday stressed that for harmony and good governance in the country, the provinces should be part of policy and decision making at the federal level...

    They expressed the view at a conference on the Implementation of the 18th Constitutional Amendment...

  • ‘Provinces least interested in devolution as per 18th Amendment’

    LAHORE: The provincial governments seem the least interested in implementing the 18th Amendment to the Constitution even after the passage of eight years...

    The provinces have not even shown interest in discussing the procedures, what to say of legislation aimed at implementation of the amendment, said Senator Mir Kabeer Ahmad Muhammad Shahi, chairman of the Senate’s Functional Committee on Devolution Process...

  • Bilawal opposes rolling back of 18th Amendment

    BANNU: Pakistan Peo­ples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has said that the PPP would not allow rolling back of the 18th Cons­titution Amendment and chan­ges in the National Finance Commission (NFC) award...

    Speaking at a public meeting on Saturday, he said the PPP would expose the elements that were attacking the federation and provincial autonomy...

  • Attempts to roll back 18th Amendment to be foiled: NP chief

    QUETTA: National Party (NP) president Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo said on Thursday that attempts to roll back the 18th Amendment would be foiled and rights of the provinces would be protected...

    Speaking at a press conference here, he claimed that the civil and military establishment of the country had not accepted the rights of the provinces and wanted to make changes in the constitution according to its desires...

  • JI chief opposes 18th Amendment rollback

    QUETTA: Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Senator Sirajul Haq has opposed the reversal of 18th Amendment, saying such a move will not be in the interest of federation because the federating units have achieved their rights and powers after a long struggle...

    He was flanked by JI deputy secretary general Azhar Iqbal Ahsan, provincial chief Maulana Abdul Haq Hashmi and general secretary Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman...

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