ISLAMABAD - The Implementation Commission on the 18th Constitutional Amendment could not reach any decision regarding the devolution of some five federal ministries to provinces, as the provinces were not ready to take the staff as well as the liabilities of these ministries. Sources in the commission informed The Nation that the meeting with Senator Mian Raza Rabbani in chair could not reach any decision regarding the handing over of the five federal ministries including Zakat and Ushr, Local Bodies, Youth Affairs, Special Initiatives and Population Welfare but as the differences with the provinces over the staff and liabilities of these ministries were not resolved the matter of their handing over to the provinces was deferred. The chairman of the Implementation Commission was optimistic about resolution of differences with provinces over the matter in the next meeting, which would be held here on the handing over of these ministries to the provinces in next meeting scheduled for Nov 30. Sources further said that provinces had made it clear to the Federal Government that they would not take the staff as well as the liabilities against these ministries and the federal government should take care of both. Chairman of the Implementation Commission Mian Raza Rabbani had assured the representatives of the provinces at that time that he would take up the matter with the concerned government quarters but in the meeting held here on Saturday he could not come up with some plausible solution to the problem and resultantly the meeting rose for the day to meet again on Nov 30 to search for some mutually acceptable solution to the problem. Sources were of the view that Federal Government wanted the provinces to take certain number of employees of these ministries as well as partially share the financial burden of the liabilities against these ministries but the representatives of the provinces had not accepted this proposition as well.