Zardari stripped of powers

The legislation which also undid changes made to it by former military dictators was passed by two thirds majority by the members of the Senate or the upper house of parliament.
It approved amendments, including several that will transfer powers from the office of the president to the prime minister. The Senate unanimously approved the amendment with 90 out of the hundred members voting and none opposing.

By this thundering verdict by the lawmakers, the reforms package received a parliamentary approval as a week ago it was overwhelmingly backed by the National Assembly. Zardari has already announced he would sign the legislation.“It is a victory of democracy,” a jubilant prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani declared after the runaway vote. “Approval of this constitutional amendment is a landmark in the constitutional history of Pakistan,” he said.

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