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Zardari's powers clipped
A significant bit of history was made in Pakistan this past week with President Asif Ali Zardari signing the 18th Amendment Bill. With this, the powers of the presidency have been transferred to parliament;it also brings back the 1973 Constitution drafted during the regime of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. With this move, more powers have been vested in the hands of Prime Minister Yusuf Gilani. This development ushers in some hope for democracy to take deeper root in the troubled country. Zardari, who has been under intense international and domestic pressure lately, signed away his powers in what is widely being seen as a bargain deal, which would secure his post-presidency future.
SAARC summit begins in Bhutan
The 16th edition of the SAARC summit will be hosted by Bhutan next week. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will join heads of state from the member countries to debate pressing regional issues — from terrorism and security to trade. In an indicator of the importance this region is attracting in the world community, Australia, Myanmar and China will be sending representatives as observers.
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