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Later with the passing of the 20th Amendment Bill MQM submitted a bill in the National Assembly for creating Seraiki and Hazara provinces.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada Wednesday assured the House that the government would implement 18th, 19th and 20th amendment of the Constitution in letter and spirit.
Islamabad, Feb 11 ( ANI ): The deadlock between the government and the main opposition party, the PML-N, over the 20th Amendment Bill has finally been resolved, paving the way for at least some political stability, at least till the impending Senate and general elections, a Daily Times editorial has said.
The bench observed that the government had failed to get its proposed 20th Amendment to endorse the election of the 28 in by-polls passed by the parliament in the given time frame.
The problem was supposedly solved by the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1933.
The 20th Amendment specifies that the terms of office of the president and vice president "shall end at noon on the 20th day of January.
Under the 20th Amendment of 1933, the transition period between administrations has been cut.
Inauguration day was held every four years on March 4th, until the 20th amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1937, changing the date to noon on January 20.
The 20th amendment also specifies that congressional terms begin on January 3.
The 1933 ratification of the 20th Amendment shortened the interregnum from four months to two and one half months.
At first reading, a clause of the 20th Amendment seems to be the last word"If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the president, the president-elect shall have died, the vice president-elect shall become president.