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Jordan nixes constitutional monarchy calls

AMMAN – Thousands of Jordanians demonstrated on Friday in Amman to demand “regime reforms”, a day after Prime Minister Maaruf Bakhit rejected calls for a constitutional monarchy. “The people want regime reform. Reform is a popular demand. We want a new electoral law,” the protesters, including Islamists, trade unionists and leftists, chanted in the city centre after midday prayers.
Holding national flags, the demonstrators, estimated by Islamist leaders at 10,000 and by police at

19th constitutional amendment passed

ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly on Wednesday passed 19th amendment bill with 258 votes in favour and one in against. Comprising of seven clauses, the bill mainly deals with appointment of the judges, addition of four-member senior judges of the judicial commission and addition of the Islamabad High Court in the list of higher judiciary.
When the bill was presented in the National Assembly for consideration, Parliamentary Committee Chairman Raza Rabbani moved a motion in the

Constitutional committee may not reach consensus it once had

Owing to the political polarisation and worsening law and order in the country, Special Parliamentary Committee for Constitutional Reforms is unlikely to reach the consensus it had at the time of the passage of the 18th Amendment.
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s verdict on the 18th Amendment, the committee is again required to review the article 175-A in the Amendment and another amendment will again have to be passed by the parliament by two-third majority to