In Pakistan, critics and opposition fear government push to roll back eighteenth amendment
By 14 May
Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan (photo credit: Financial Times/flickr)
Under the 18th Amendment, the president no longer had the authority to dissolve parliament and impose emergency rule on his own. [ . . . ] The amendment also transferred power from the center to the provinces, restored parliamentary democracy, and closed off paths to generals overturning civilian rule.
Now, a decade on from that landmark move, there are fears that the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is backed by the military, is seeking to roll back the changes, which are widely seen as the bulwark of the democratization process in the South Asian nation of 220 million people.
Read the full article here: Radio Free Europe