Mengal, Fazl say opposition won't allow changes in 18th Amendment.


ISLAMABAD -- Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Moulana Fazlur Rehman and Balochistan National Party-Mengal Sardar Akhtar Mengal have expressed their reservations over the government's possible move towards changes in the 18th constitutional amendment.

While addressing a joint press conference along Sardar Akhtar Mengal after the APC called by JUI-F here Saturday, Maulana Fazlur Rehman claimed that all the opposition parties in the APC had expressed their reservations over the government's possible intention to change the 18th amendment and the NFC Award.

He said that no opposition parties would tolerate any changes in it. Maulana maintained that the provinces will get 57 percent funds and they were not supposed to accept any reduction in their funds share from the centre. He criticised the alleged role of non-political forces in the Parliament and insisted that the opposition parties will not tolerate any curb on the constitutional power of the Parliament.

Fazl further demanded recovery of missing persons in Balochistan and asked the government to stop the alleged illegal arrests of the citizens especially in Balochistan. While talking about the China Pakistan Economics Corridor (CPEC) route, Maulana Fazl Rehman claimed that Balochistan was ignored in...

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