LAHORE - Punjab Minister for Population Welfare Neelam Jabbar Ch has said that 18th Amendment will strengthen parliament, democratic traditions and constitutional institutions in the country, besides further empowering the people and creating brotherhood among all the federating units of the country. Talking to various delegations on Friday, the minister said this amendment will close the doors on dictators who had been playing havoc with democracy at will. She said PPPs history was replete with supreme sacrifices for democracy, as it wanted to change the destiny of the nation in the light of political vision of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto and strengthen national institutions. She stated President Asif Zardari wanted to strengthen institutions and Pakistan will be made a peaceful and democratic country under the leadership of President Zardari. She said Peoples Party believed in democracy and will take an active part in the forthcoming local bodies elections and field its candidates on all union council seats. She said general elections will be held after completion of the constitutional tenure of the present government, therefore, political parties which boycotted general elections of 2008 should wait for another three years and refrain from creating hurdles in the democratic process. Such political parties, she said, should join political and democratic system by contesting local bodies elections.