ISLAMABAD Terming the tabling of draft of 18th Amendment before the Parliament as a landmark achievement, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Friday made it clear that the unanimous approval of the 18th Amendment Bill would give strength to the national institutions, ensure justice and help end the politics of vengeance and vendetta. Taking at the Floor of the National Assembly ahead of tabling of the draft of 18th Amendment before the National Assembly, Premier Gilani greeted the whole nation, the Speaker National Assembly, the Constitutional Reforms Committee of the Parliament for accomplishing a gigantic task of constitutional reforms. Today the nation has proved that they are united and they are proud to be Pakistanis. The Political leaders instead of criticising constitutional package should allow the nation to celebrate, Gilani further said. Some 9 months ago, he said, Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza was requested to formulate a committee so that all the distortions introduced in the 1973 Constitution by the successive dictatorial regimes in the country could be removed. The Committee, which had some 77 formal sessions and a number of informal meetings as well, had done a remarkable job to produce an historic consensus document after the 1973 Constitution of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, he said. He termed the report of the Constitutional Reforms Committee as a historic and consensus document. We had made mistakes in past and now we have rectified them. Nobody else will come outside to set our house in order, he said. The Premier said that the reforms would empower provinces and thus the people of Pakistan. It is not empowerment of myself or any individual but empowerment of this House and the people, he added. He said the representation of political parties in the Committee, the sagacity shown by the members and marathon exercise it dwelt upon, was unprecedented in countrys history. I also congratulate Raza Rabbani and his colleagues who burnt the midnight oil to mend the mistakes of the past in a legal and constitutional effort, Gilani said. He said that the Committee sent a message the world that Pakistani nation was a democratic nation and commitment of its leadership touched the highest pinnacle where they even did not hesitate to lay down their lives for the people as well as sovereignty of the country. When Benazir Bhutto had signed Charter of Democracy, she was well aware of the follies of the dictators and believed to redress these follies, he said. He said that the recommendations of the Committee would empower the provinces and when the institutions would be fully empowered, there would be good governance and political ownership. Today I feel honour that all the stakeholders are on the same page either it is the President, the Prime Minister, the Government, the Parliament or the Opposition, he added. Co-relating the NFC Award, Aghaz-e-Huqooq Balochistan and the Committees recommendations, Premier Gilani said that it was a reply to the criticism and apprehensions of their critics who had been disillusioned on formation of this Committee. But, now when the provinces will enjoy powers and fruits will trickle down to the masses, they will get the reply, he said. The Prime Minister hoped that the same spirit of reconciliation and consultation would continue to prevail and urged all the political forces in the country to jointly move forward for the resolution of masses problems.