Pak Prez Zardari set to lose powers to PM

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Pak Prez Zardari set to lose powers to PM
Islamabad, Apr 2: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is set to lose his powers to the Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

On Friday, Apr 2, the Pakistan Government tabled the 18th Constitutional Amendment Bill in Parliament.

This will take away President's power to dissolve Parliament and appoint the Army chief. Both the powers will now go to Prime Minister.

"We acted upon the charter of democracy. I congratulate Parliament on bringing the 18th amendment bill," said Gilani after the amendment was passed.

The amendment also brings transparency in the appointment of judges and the chief election commissioner.

The Bill will have to be passed by both houses of Parliament by a two-thirds majority and the voting is expected to be held on Monday, Apr 5.

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