The Renewal of Pakistan´s Constitution
Strengths and pitfalls
By Asma Jahangir
The much-awaited constitutional reforms may have sailed through the National Assembly and Senate but there are trials ahead. Senator Raza Rabbani deserves praise as do the other members of the committee that worked on the reforms. The proposed amendments are not perfect but they do lay the foundation for a clearer direction in the future.
What the provinces gain
By I.A. Rehman
The biggest beneficiaries of the 18th Amendment would be the federating units and this should be made known to the people of these units, otherwise the reform measures will not receive the kind of public support that is needed for their successful implementation. Let us take a look at the salient features of the deal offered to the federating units.