President violated 18th amendment: Ch. Nisar


April 22, 2010

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly opposition leader and central leader Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) Ch. Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday said that President Asif Ali Zardari has violated the 18th amendment by promulgating “a dozen ordinances.”

Talking to media men outside the Parliament house, he said that his party would protest in the Lower House against the promulgation of the ordinances by President Zardari, without the approval of National Assembly and Senate.

Under the 18th amendment, he said, the President can not promulgate any ordinance without getting approval from the Upper and Lower houses. The ordinances issued by the president are against the 18th amendment, he said. The promulgation ordinance of the Defense Housing Authority was a joke, Nisar said, adding that the rulers are not ready to mend their minds at any cost. The government cannot allow any housing authority to establish a state within a state, he said.

The common people’s rights are being oppressed, he said. “The PML-N can also challenge the promulgation of ordinances in the Supreme Court of Pakistan,” he warned. The military leadership should also review matters of DHA, he said.

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