The 19th Constitutional Amendment sufficing the apex court's observations on the 18th was passed but not unanimously, as single vote in opposition not only busted the much-desired unanimity but also perturbed Premier Gilani by mentioning the word 'stick.' Some may not take her seriously but Kashmala Tariq of the PML-Q Likeminded group was the only one who voted against the Amendment while 258 members voted in favour. Apparently, it was confusing that she as per her party line supported all the clauses of the 19th Constitutional Amendment Bill yet she voted against it at the time of the final voting. The logic behind this acceptance in denial was revealed when she spoke on the Bill after its passage with an overwhelming majority while a two-thirds was pre-requisite to it. "Me and my party support all the amendments in this Bill but it appeared as if Parliamentarians were afraid of some unknown stick to take up issues other than the Supreme Court's recommendations," she said on floor of the House. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani did not like a member using the word 'stick' for the parliamentarians. That is why he considered it needful to respond to Kashmala's remarks by saying that the 19th Amendment had improved coherence within the institutions of the state. Therefore "such words like a 'stick' guided parliamentarians should not be used." There might not be a stick forcing the parliamentarians to consider the recommendations of the apex court for amendments in the Constitutions but certain hidden powers do bar them from taking up issues like provincial autonomy, democracy within political parties, and political status of the tribal areas. The PM's vow to take up these issues with consensus ahead was so vague and non-committal even after passage of the 19th Amendment Bill that an optimist would be reluctant to pin any hope on. Notwithstanding, Parliament's supremacy, judiciary's independence, and cohesion of the two, the impression of prevalent hidden forces being voiced by the parliamentarians was sufficient to raise many eyebrows. That means even after passage of one after another constitutional amendment, the parliamentarians are yet to go a long way to ascertain that their institution was the supreme body in the country. To do away with the impression that someone or some stick was directing or dictating the Parliamentarians, the MPs would have to take each other seriously. Each voice in the Parliament starting from the President to the opposition backbenchers is representative of the people of the country. If the ruling party or even opposition leadership takes any one member as lightly indicates belittling the people he or she was representing thus undermining the sanctity of the Parliament itself. The Houses of the elected representatives in the developed world command authority on other organs of the state by respecting each other in the first place.