President Asif Ali Zardari would address the joint sitting of Parliament at 5:00 PM on April 05 (Monday). Presidency has also formally informed National Assembly Secretariat about summoning of joint sitting of Parliament, sources informed.
Speaker National Assembly Dr. Fehmida Mirza would preside over the session. Invitation letters have been dispatched to All Provincial Governors, Chief Ministers, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Head of armed forces, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, envoys of different countries living in Pakistan and other prominent personalities for participation in joint sitting of Parliament.
Entry of guest would be banned in the Parliament house due to security reason. Federal Ministers and MNAs have been asked not to take any guest with them at Parliament house on the eve of joint sitting of Parliament.
It would be the third address of President Asif Ali Zardari to joint sitting of Parliament during last one and half years.
The President during his address would make announcement about repealing of 17th amendment as well as 58(2) b, besides announcing his Government’s priority with regard to approval of 18th amendment.
Online when contacted Advisor to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Azhar Amrohi confirmed summoning of joint sitting of Parliament. The report of Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Reforms would be tabled in National Assembly and Senate today (Friday) and President would address the joint session of Parliament on Monday.
Advisor to the Prime Minister and Chairman PCCR would table the report, he said, adding that, it is expected that the National Assembly and Senate would approve the constitutional reforms package unanimously.
On the other hand, snipers would be deployed around Parliament House and its adjacent areas on the eve of President Asif Ali Zardari’s address to joint sitting of Parliament.
Parliament house and its adjacent areas would be searched with help of sniffing dogs before President Asif Ali Zardari’s address to joint sitting of Parliament, sources informed Online.
People entering in Parliament house and Constitutional Avenue would also be checked with metal detector.
Paramilitary force would be deployed along with Police around Parliament house and Constitutional Avenue to meet any untoward incident.
Special invitation letters have been dispatched for participation in joint sitting of Parliament while those who don’t have letters would not be allowed to enter in Parliament House.