ISLAMABAD - Chairman of the Implementation Commission of 18th Amendment, Senator Mian Raza Rabbani said that the implementation of the 18th Amendment in true letter and spirit could only allay the threats hovering over the Federation. Addressing a reception hosted in honour of the members of the Constitutional Reforms Committee of the Parliament, which had drafted the 18th Amendment, here at the National Press Club on Monday, he cautioned the Government that non-recognition of the provinces rights would be detrimental for the country. He said that no curb would be imposed on the independence of judiciary, adding that Article 63-A already existed in the 1973 Constitution and it would help check horse trading. Minister for Religious Affairs, Hamid Saeed Kazmi, in his address, said that the credit went to the present Government for the passage of the 18th Amendment, as it promoted the politics of reconciliation for a greater cause. Regretting over the hue and cry against President Asif Ali Zardari, Abdul Rahim Mandokhel said that the President had demonstrated political sagacity by delegating his powers to the Parliament, which would strengthen the institutions. Minister for Local Bodies and Rural Development, Abdul Razaq appreciated the role of media in the passage of the 18th Amendment from the Parliament. Aftab Sherpao said that all the political parties, while keeping aside their affiliations, played an important for evolving a consensus document with the sole purpose of strengthening the country. He said that it was the responsibility of political parties to work for the resolution of masses problems, adding that the formation of Implementation Committee reflected the Governments good intention. Senator Haji Adeel said that his party believed in the freedom of media and the judiciary. Rehmat Kakar of JUI (F) said that being a religious outfit, his party tried to mould all the laws in accordance with Quran and Sunnah. Many people are not satisfied with the Amendment, however, all the political forces will have to face all the challenges collectively. He said the political parties had demonstrated that they were one and united in the interest of the nation. Leader of PML (N), Ahsan Iqbal said that the Amendment had corrected the rules and regulations and with this, the guidelines had been laid down for the political and democratic structure of the country, adding that the democracy could only be protected through the power of masses. Minister for Law and Justice, Dr Babar Awan said that the policy of national reconciliation was making headway and the Government would not budge from this path. He said that the supremacy of the Parliament would be maintained and the executive had not bolstered its authority in the judicial commission. The Federal Minister said that PPP wanted all democratic governments to complete their terms. Senator Ishaq Dar of PML (N) said the 18th Amendment would strengthen the institutions and system, adding that it was the first time that laws introduced during dictatorial rules, had not been protected. The Supreme Courts decision on the judicial commission, he said, would result in strengthening of institutions. He also demanded trial of former President Parvez Musharraf.