December 2, 2013
LAHORE, Dec 1: Not satisfied with some provisions of the 18th Amendment, the government and opposition parties are getting in touch to revive the parliamentary committee which had worked out proposals to amend the constitution.
Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah discussed with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Sunday possibilities of reviving the committee and setting its terms of reference.
According to sources, they agreed that parties with representation in parliament would be approached to seek fresh nominations from them for the committee.
Declining to give details, the sources said that education and health sectors might be taken back from provinces and given to the federation in view of difficulties being faced by foreign donors and investors while negotiating with different provincial authorities unlike in the past when they had to deal only with the federal government.
There were also problems in fixing uniform prices of medicines and implementing some important bylaws, the sources added.