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LAHORE: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday said that quality of education and health have had concurrent adverse impacts in provinces owing to the 18th Amendment, while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) struggles to make things better, media sources reported.
While addressing media, ‘Sawal Yeh hai’ program in particular, Fawad Chaudhry alleged Pakistan Peoples’ Party senior leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari for politicizing the issue of 18th Amendment and added that in fact no amendment could be made in the constitution without consensus.
He urged that their party supports empowerment of provinces but the powers should merely be decentralized to district level only.
Fawad Chaudhry claimed the government and the opposition are equally responsible to keep the parliament’s atmosphere friendly. He said opposition came in the parliament with intentions to sabotage the house’s proceeding.
It is pertinent to mention here that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, on October 27, had said that the policy and stand of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) on 18th Constitutional Amendment was very loud and clear.
“If anybody attempts to roll it back, I can’t do anything but it is not as much easy as is being considered,” he said and added that the provinces should be made more autonomous instead of making attempts to take away their autonomy. He was talking to media after meeting Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar at his Supreme Court chamber, in Karachi.