Speakers defend 18th Amendment at dialogue

18th Amendment

Speakers defend 18th Amendment at dialogue

Karachi, Jan 17,2024: A dialogue on the 18th Amendment: Strengthening the Federation through Democratic Stability  was held in collaboration with the Sindh Women Lawyers Alliance  and Rule of Law Center ZABST Karachi.

Senator Mian Raza Rabbani, Barrister Zamir Ghumro, Dr. Qaiser Bengali. , Anees Haroon and Shazia Nizamani were the speakers.
The speakers said that the implementation of the 18th amendment is possible only after the full implementation of the 1973 constitution. According to its spirit, the provinces will become independent and the country will be strengthened by devolving authority to the lower level.
Speaking on the occasion, Senator Raza Rabbani said that the 18th constitutional amendment was a revolutionary step because all the political parties of the country participated in it and agreed after nine months of continuous struggle. Conspiracies started from the first day after the passage of the 18th Amendment, which continues even today, however, the people of Pakistan own the 18th Constitutional Amendment and they know how to defend it.
Economist Dr. Kaiser Bengali said that with the advent of the 18th constitutional amendment, the economic autonomy of the provinces increased, due to which we can keep the case of the provinces strong before the centralist thinkers. The 18th constitutional amendment must be saved in any case, Dr Bengali added.

Barrister Zameer Ghumro said that the 18th constitutional amendment shows the autonomy of the provinces. The bureaucracy is a big obstacle in the implementation of the 18th amendment. If the 18th amendment is not implemented according to its spirit, the provinces will not benefit.

Anees Haroon said that due to the 18th constitutional amendment, progressive laws were established in the province of Sindh and the autonomy of women was strengthened.

In the end, President ZABST  Shehnaz Wazir Ali and Sindh Women Lawyers Alliance thanked all the guests and emphasized to do similar programs together in the future.

General Secretary Sindh Women Lawyers Alliance  Rubina Chandio Advocate, Information Secretary Leela Hussain, Marvi Kalhoro, Fehmida Riaz, Mahesh Kumar,  Virsaartha Pirzado, and others took part in the dialogue.