ISLAMABAD - Former chairman Senate and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Raza Rabbani Saturday warned that the judiciary must “deliberately desist” from the alleged tendencies of rolling back the 18th Constitutional Amendment through its judgments. It has been noted that in various judgments of the Supreme Court and the high courts, there is a tendency of interpreting the various Entries of the Federal Legislative Lists, Part-I and II, and the Residuary List, which is with the provinces, in favour of centralisation, he said in a statement. “This amounts to rolling back the 18th Amendment, particularly, with reference to provincial autonomy, through judicial judgments,” he added. Senator Rabbani said that the courts must consciously desist from such tendencies as Pakistan constitutionally, was a participatory federalism. The rollback of provincial autonomy, be it through executive fiats or judicial pronouncements, will sharpen the internal fault lines and will have serious consequences for the Federation, he underlined. He went on to say that all institutions, functioning through or under the Constitution, must remain within the constitutionally defined mandate. He demanded that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), should announce the date of elections and the schedule, as such elections were mandated to be held within 90 days under Article 224 of the Constitution. If the process of delimitation of constituencies is an issue, then the same must be expedited to ensure that the constitutional mandate for holding elections is not violated, he said.