The National Assembly (NA) has passed 19th constitutional (amendment) Bill unanimously aiming at bringing changes in the procedure of appointment of judges in the superior judiciary. During the voting, 258 members voted in favour of the amendment while one member opposed the Bill. The 19th constitutional amendment has been passed keeping in view the verdict of the Supreme Court regarding appointment of judges in the superior courts and essential amendments have been made in the light of this judgment. Under the amendment, number of senior judges as member of the Judicial Commission has been raised from two to four. It has also been proposed in the amendment to authorize the Commission for suggesting the names of ad hoc judges for appointment in the superior courts instead of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. It has been proposed in the Bill that in case of dissolution of National Assembly, the members of the parliamentary committee would consist of the members from the Senate only. Speaking on the occasion Mian Raza Rabbani termed the amendment as a landmark achievement in the constitutional history of Pakistan and hoped it would go a long way in strengthening all State institutions including judiciary.