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Constitutional Amendments

Constitutional amendments (Courtesy Dawn.com)
By I.A. Rehman
Thursday, 17 Jun, 2010

Only a couple of these amendments advanced the cause of democracy or public good and these included the increase in women’s seats in the legislatures and making the creation of local government institutions mandatory. – Photo on file
The democratic credentials of a government are judged not only by its ability to function within the constitutional framework but also, and more importantly, by the importance it attaches to public interest legislation as against initiatives aimed at strengthening the state apparatus, especially its coercive powers. The criterion is applicable to constitutional amendments too. Continue reading

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