People are against 18th amendment, says Mustafa Kamal

Bureau Report

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman, Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday said that people are against the 18th constitutional amendment. 

“Powers are only limited within CM Sindh House and not being transferred to people and local government councils”, said Mustafa Kamal.

The PSP chairman said that only a single person has been empowered under the name of provincial autonomy and added that democratic parties after coming into power, become the worst dictator.

There is no threat to democracy in the country from anyone else but from the so-called democratic parties itself. Kamal said provision of powers to the local bodies will improve the situation and people will become responsible.

Commenting on the National Finance Commission (NFC) award, the PSC chief questioned why the provincial government is not releasing the Provincial Finance Commission (PFC) award?

Back in the month of May, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had stated in clear terms that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led federal government doesn’t want to completely roll back the 18th Amendment.

Speaking in the Senate, he had said the government doesn’t aim to do away with the constitutional amendment but its “weak points should be reviewed and addressed.”

“We don’t have a two-thirds majority to bring any change, why are you afraid,” the foreign minister had said, pointing to opposition senators.