Dar rejects speculations about getting rid of 18th Amendment

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the House in Senate Ishaq Dar on Tuesday categorically rejected the reports about removing the 18th Amendment from the Constitution and added that the PML-N and the PPP had signed the Charter of Democracy in 2006 for bringing reforms in the affairs related judiciary and civil-military relations.

Speaking on a point of order in the Upper House of the Parliament, the PML-N leader – who is the closest aide to three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif – said the 18th Amendment had helped restoring the Constitution which had been defaced by the dictators.

Recalling his role in preparing the ground and finalising the landmark amendment, Dar said PPP leader Raza Rabbani and he remained active in the process.