KARACHI The Sindh Assembly on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution, hailing the 18th constitutional amendment which was signed by President Asif Zardari, formally making it as part of the constitution. The members from both sides of the aisle termed the 18th amendment as the victory of people and democracy and paid tributes to President Asif Zardari, who is also the Co-Chairman of ruling PPP, for his vision and political sagacity and acumen. They said that with the passage of the amendment the 1973 constitution has been restored in its original form. The PPP and its founder chairman Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto get the credit for giving the country a consensus constitution 37 years ago. The party also got the credit for restoring the constitution into its original form after removing all the distortion made in the scared documents from time-to-time by dictators who brought amendment in the constitution to serve their designs, they said. It was through consensus and with the cooperation of all the parties, Pakistan Peoples Party and its coalition partners have restored the constitution. The amendment dealt severe blow to the former dictator Ziaul Haq whose name was removed from statutory book through the amendment. The resolution regarding 18th Amendment of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan was moved by Sindh Ministers Pir Mazharul Haq, Shazia Marri, Muhammad Ayaz Soomro, Murad Ali Shah, Syed Sardar Ahmed, Amir Nawab, Rafique Engineer, leader of opposition Jam Madad Ali and NPP member Arif Mustafa Jatoi reads;- This assembly felicitates all democratic forces on the passing of 18th Amendment from the National Assembly and the Senate of Pakistan. It also recognizes the historic achievement as the triumph of democratic forces who have freed the 1973 Constitution given by Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto from the scourge of dictators. The resolution also paid tributes to President Asif Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani for furthering the struggle of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, who sacrificed her life for the liberty of the nation. It also acknowledges the perseverance of the constitution committee headed by Senator Mian Raza Rabbani and salutes the foresight of all political leaders committed to the spirit of national reconciliation. As many as 34 members participated in the discussion. Initiating discussion on the resolution, PPP legislator Dr Sikandar Ali Mandharo said that it was a historic day as the elected representatives of 180 million people unanimously passed the 18th amendment and removed all distortions made by the successive dictators to perpetuate themselves in power. Congratulating the people, parliament and PPP allies for passing the historic resolution, he said that their names will be written in the history with golden words. Speaking on the resolution PML-F MPA Nusrat Sehar Abbasi said that credit must go to the democratic government for removing all distortion from the constitution. However, she referred at some of articles of the constitution and said that it would have been better if attention was also paid to those articles while making amendments as there is some ambiguity in them. Upon which, acting Speaker Shehla Raza intervened and said that we are here to appreciate the work done by the Constitutional reform committee. MQM minister Shoaib Bukhari congratulated President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, MQM Chief Altaf Hussain, ANP President Asfandyar Wali, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif for the political acumen and political sagacity for supporting the resolution. Those who participated in the discussion included PPP members Pir Bachal Shah, Anwar Mehar, Nadeem Bhutto, Dr Ahmed Ali Shah, Sindh ministers - Sasui Palejo, Tauqeer Fatime Bhutto, Rafique Engineer, MQM members Heer Soho, Khalid Ahmed and others. The acting speaker announced that the Governor has given assent to the Sindh Local Government (Second Amendment) Bill, 2010 and the Sindh Local Government (Third Amendment) Bill, 2010. The house which was called in order by Acting Speaker Shehla Raza in chair at 1:40pm, carried question answer session of the Auqaf and Environment & Alternate Energy departments. The house will meet again on Tuesday (today).