Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has submitted the 18th amendment bill in the National Assembly secretariat on Monday. Talking to media here in Islamabad, MQM leader Dr. Farooq Sattar said the 18th amendment bill would ensure the supremacy of parliament and that strong confederating units would strengthen the state. Sattar said there was a need to address the growing sense of marginalisation in the provinces. He said the MQM's proposed bill would ensure complete judicial independence and supremacy of the parliament. Farooq Sattar said that provincial autonomy was essential for a socio-economic turnaround in the country. "Until we empower the people, problems can not be addressed", Sattar added. Earlier speaking on the issue, MQM parliamentary leader in NA, Haider Abbas Rizvi said his party would approach like- minded parties for the approval of the bill. According to reports, bill includes clauses of provincial autonomy, freedom of judiciary, strengthening of constitutional and democratic institutions. The bill also demands reduction in president's power.