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Viewpoint 61: Amending the Constitution


November 28, 2009: A viewpoint titled ‘Amending Constitution’ by Sania Nishtar has been published in The News International. Full text is accessible at Viewpoints
Context: With the 18th Amendment to the Constitution now imminent, this comment explores the motivations for the past 17 constitutional amendments and how they failed to focus on subjects such as social and economic rights. The Pakistani constitution does not recognize the right to health, which is one of the key impediments to universal coverage reform.