| GEO Pakistan|
| 18th amendment reflects public wishes: PM|
| Updated at: 0216 PST, Friday, June 18, 2010|
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said 18th Amendment has reflected the voice and wishes of public and the Amendment Implementation Commission (AIC) is fully independent, Geo news reported Thursday.
He, however, said in the event of legislation aimed at change in authorities of any ministry or division or in case of any conflict, the solution would be sought from Council of Common Interest (CCI).
This PM Gilani said while chairing a meeting of AIC here at PM House in Islamabad.
He said that the government had set up an Implementation Commission (IC) under the guidance of Senator Raza Rabbani, to consider and recommend steps in this regard. Gilani directed the ministries and departments whose responsibilities are to be devolved, to sift out issues to be referred to the Council of Common Interests (CCI).
The assets and funds of the ministries and divisions to be devolved should be properly handled and no action in this regard should be taken without consultation with the IC, he added.
Expressing the confidence that the commission would work towards completing the task of devolution in time i.e. by June 30, 2011, the prime minister said the landmark 18th Amendment was passed unanimously with the support of all the political parties in the Parliament and expressed confidence that the same spirit would be demonstrated in the implementation of the amendment.
He said that the Parliament would be constantly updated on the status of the implementation after every two months.