ISLAMABAD Central leader of PML-N Senator Ishaq Dar on Wednesday stepped down as Deputy Chairman of Implementation Commission on 18th Constitutional Amendment for non-implementation of the agenda agreed in the meetings of the commission on HEC, distribution of assets of the Ministries devolved to provinces and transfer of Federal employees. Ishaq Dar penned down the reasons for his resignation as Deputy Chairman of Implementation Commission in a five-page letter addressed to Prime Minister here on Wednesday and stated that the commission was working against the very spirit of the devolution plan envisaged in the 18th Amendment. After having the air of the resignation letter the Chairman of the Implementation Commission, Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Mian Raza Rabbani held a detailed meeting with Senator Ishaq Dar but failed to convince him to review his decision of stepping down as his deputy in the commission. Sources in the PML-N after thorough deliberations on the matter decided to withdraw its Deputy Chairman because all their suggestions were falling on deaf ear of the committee and the points agreed with them in the meeting were never implemented. Sources further informed that Mian Raza Rabbani had pledged to come up with concrete steps on the suggestions of PML-N regarding the distribution of assets of the Ministries to be devolved to the provinces as well as the issues relating to the transfer of employees to the provinces but Ishaq Dar said that his decision on resignation was final and he would not take back his decision. After the meeting, though both Ishaq Dar and Mian Raza Rabbani refused to comment on their meeting but the latter had just commented, 'Ishaq Dar is my brother and the brothers cant dissociate for long. In his letter addressed to Prime Minister Gilani Senator Ishaq Dar said that the decision of Implementation Commission on transfer of both moveable and immoveable assets to provinces was not in conformity with the Federal Finance Rules nor they were meeting the necessary requirements of equitable, transparent and judicious distribution of assets to the provinces, particularly the provinces of Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa and Balochistan. Later, it was decided that the final distribution of assets mechanism would be finalised by the approval of Cabinet before the completion of the devolution process but this decision of the commission was altogether ignored. Similarly, their concerns regarding the devolution of Higher Education Commission were also not addressed while the decision to protect the rights of Federal employees of Ministries to be devolved to the provinces was to pass a resolution in the Joint Sitting of the Parliament in accordance with Article 267-A of the Constitution. The draft of the resolution was unanimously agreed between the Federation and the provinces by April 12 and it was mandatory to get this resolution passed from the Joint Sitting of the Parliament by April 19 as ,thereafter, the operation of Article 257-A would cease to be operational, but showing little regard for the decisions of the Implementation Commission the Joint Sitting of the Parliament was called before April 19TH.