Latest Pakistan News / Islamabad– Senate has passed the 20th Amendment with twp-third majority on Monday, E Pakistan News reported.
When this was presented before the upper house of the parliament for approval there was only 2 senators who opposed it while 74 voted in support of that amendment.
The 20th Amendment was accessible and accepted article wise in the Senate; two-third members (74 senators) of the house approved while only two members voted against it.
Earlier today, the approval of the 20th Constitutional Amendment from the Senate suffered a major blow when PPP’s alliance partners articulated their qualms on the issue of warden set-up.
Leader of the House in Senate Hussain Bokhari presided over a gathering of conflict and government senators to resolve the row.
The meeting reviewed potential for undisputed approval of the 20th Constitutional Amendment in the Upper House.
According to sources, PML-Q, which is also a coalition partner, expressed its reservations at the method of selection of the caretaker government.
Sources quoted Chaudhry Shujaat saying that the matter of caretaker set-up should not be referred to the Chief Election Commissioner.
The matter, he said, should be referred back to the Parliament if the parliamentary committee failed to reach a consensus.
On the other hand, ANP and BNP-Awami called for inclusion of senators instead of members of national assembly (MNA).
Later on, the opposition and government agreed upon passage of the 20th Amendment and it was presented for the approval before the Senate.
The NA & Senate both have passed the 20th Amendment and now immediately after signature of the President Asif Ali Zardari it will become a part of the Constitution.