Roundtable on "18th Amendment: Pitfalls and Opprtunities"

Date: 30th April, 2019


Concept Note


Change in the only constant in the constitutional history of Pakistan. Unlike liberal democracies from whom Pakistan adopted the practice of constitution-making, Pakistan’s constitution lacked the sanctity and shared values. This makes it easier for every new government to change it in accordance with their own agendas. While the first two constitutions suffered from full abolition, the 1973 constitution has faced close to 25 amendments. The 18th amendment is among the most controversial of these.