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Monday, April 19, 2010

President Zardari signs 18th amend

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has signed the 18th constitutional amendment bill on Monday to make it part of the constitution.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Muslim League (N) leader Nawaz Sharif , provincial governors and chief ministers and other top officials attended the signing ceremony held at the Presidency.

The National Assembly and Senate had passed the amendment bill with overwhelming majority. The 18th constitutional amendment will thoroughly overhaul the constitution and curtail the crucial powers of the President.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Senator Raza Rabbani, the head of the constitutional reforms committee of the parliament and Minister of Law Dr Babar Awan also spoke on the occasion.

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