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President decides to address joint session of Parliament

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Islamabad: PPP Co Chairman President Asif Ali Zardari and supreme commander of the armed forces has decided to address joint session of the Parliament after Muharram and called upon the government take appropriate steps in this regard.

Under Article 56 (1) of the Constitution the President may address either House or both Houses assembled together and may for that purpose require the attendance of the members, Spokesperson Farhatullah Babar said.

Farhatullah Babar said that the President also called upon the Party workers to show patience, strictly observe democratic norms and refuse to be provoked into any aggression.

Aggression is the mindset of the weak and not the strong, he quoted the President as saying.

Democracy calls for tolerance, patience and steadfastness as demonstrated by Aung San Suu Ki in standing up to mountains of hardship for the cause, the President said.

The time and date of address to the joint session after Muharram will be announced separately by the government.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326


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