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No plans to repeal 18th amendment: Speaker Asad Qaiser

SWABI: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has ruled out any consideration to repeal the 18th constitutional amendment, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

“Centre enjoying limited powers and Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement regarding the amendment should not be taken wrongly”, he said while speaking in a ceremony in Swabi, here today.

Addressing a rally at Khangarh in Ghotki on Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said after the 18th Amendment, the federation has become bankrupt.

He had said the center had to face fiscal shortfall to the tune of Rs600 billion due to debt servicing, federal transfers to the provinces and defences budget that leaves nothing for development.

While defending the prime minister, Qaiser said Imran Khan has no plans to changing Benazir Income Support Program (BISP).

The petroleum prices have been jacked-up with ‘big heart’ as the price is increasing in the international market.

Read more: No threat to democracy, 18th Amendment: FM Qureshi

The NA speaker maintained he is trying his hard to take everyone on board in the house for smooth working of the parliament.

Back in the  month of February, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had also Dispelled the ‘rumors’ of reversing the 18th Amendment and clarified that there was no threat to the democracy,18 Amendment, or the constitution in the country.

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