Zardari: 17th Amendment Will Be Repealed In December

Continuing to work towards his promises of increasing democracy, President Zardari stated that the 17th Amendment will be repealed in December, reports Dawn.

President Asif Ali Zardari has said the 17th Amendment will be repealed next month. ‘We always wanted to do away with the 17th Amendment, but we wanted to do it through a unanimous decision because the 1973 Constitution was also approved unanimously,’ the president said in an interview with a private TV channel.

This announcement comes on the heels of Zardari’s transfer of nuclear powers to Prime Minister Gilani, and demonstrates significant steps towards eliminating the concentration of powers under Musharraf, and improving democracy in the government.

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