12: 00 Noon: The joint session of the Parliament starts for the third day.
3: 15 PM: The joint session of the Parliament is adjourned till tomorrow.
3: 05 PM: Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal has now concluded his address to the joint session of the Parliament.
3:00 PM: Iqbal requests PTI and PAT Chiefs that we have listened to five out of six of your demands..Now please end these sit ins and let the country move forward.
2: 45 PM: The federal minister says that I have taken part in demonstrations before but women and children were never put forward.
2: 40 PM: “Qadri is a rejected politician, what revolution does he talk about?”remarks Ahsan
2: 31 PM: Iqbal says “I don’t get the two ‘inquilabs’; one is English medium another is Urdu medium.”
2: 28 PM: Iqbal says “How can a nuclear power allow people to take over the capital?”
2: 25 PM: Mocking Qadri, Ahsan says that Qadri speaks of bloodshed in Urdu and of peace in English.
2: 23 PM: Iqbal remarks criticizing PTI chief,“If Imran Khan claims that he has studied from Oxford then his words should be representative of this.”
2: 20 PM: Iqbal says that the enemies could not defame the nation but in these two weeks the protestors have defamed the nation.
2: 15 PM: Criticizing Qadri, Ahsan says that innocent women and children are being emotionally and religiously black mailed, they are being used for political purpose in the name of religion.
2: 11 PM: “On 14th August, all parties who were holding up their flags, should have held up Pakistan’s flag,” Iqbal remarks.
2: 09 PM: Ahsan says in a strong tone that the government’s fate will now be decided by the people in 2018 elections.
2: 06 PM: Ahsan says that the protestors have caused damage to the country even more than the enemies of the state.
2: 05 PM: “The image of our parliament that the world is seeing, is not a good image,” Iqbal remarks.
2: 02 PM: Referring to Imran and Qadri, he adds that the two leaders are stuck inside their respective containers and have made the whole country a havoc
2: 00 PM: Ahsan says, “Day of Independence was turned into day of division.”
1: 55 PM: Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal says that Pakistan is being made a victim of containerized revolution.
1: 50 PM: Ahsan Iqbal says ,”The government did not imagine that a force would storm the Parliament.”
1: 47 PM: Ahsan Iqbal is now on the floor of the House.
1: 46 PM: Raza Rabbani has concluded his address in the Joint session of the Parliament currently underway.
1: 45 PM: Rabbani entails for making Parliament the guarantor for investigation into alleged election rigging and taking appropriate action if rigging is proved.
1: 44 PM: Rabbani criticized Qadri saying that he cannot even become a parliamentarian in Pakistan with his oath to the queen of England.
1: 35 PM: Rabbani accuses Qadri of inciting protesters to violence and then saying he never ordered it.
1: 30 PM: Raza said, “What is happening outside does not look like a revolution.”
1: 27 PM: Raza Rabbani said in his address that we never called for the dismantling of the system for the sake of democracy.
1: 23 PM: Rabbani screams in the Parliament and says,“PPP has faced massive rigging in the past; our leader Benazir was murdered in Rawalpindi but we have always emphasized on staying within the system.”
1: 20 PM: “Pakistan’s future is associated with democracy”, says Rabbani in the Parliament.
1: 18 PM: Rabbani clarifies during his address that we would not be favoring any undemocratic power.
1: 16 PM: Raza says,”The federation is threatened when institutions try to centralise power.”
1: 15 PM: “For the first time, politicians, opposition, lawyers, media ..all are united on one platform” , says Rabbani
1: 10 PM: Rabbani says that if the PM will not come in the parliament, conspiracies would generate.
1: 05 PM: PPP senior senator Raza Rabbani says, ‘This is a war for power– for control of the state.’
1: 00 PM: Raza says, “This is not the first and last attack on the Parliament.”
12: 59 PM: Senior senator Raza Rabbani is now addressing the Joint session of the Parliament. He says that PM should ask the Punjab Government to focus on floods.
12: 58 PM: PTI MNA Gulzar Khan enters the Parliament and is welcomed by round of applause.
12: 50 PM: Haji Adeel says, ” Jihad is not fought in bullet proof cars and air conditioned containers.”
12: 48 PM: While addressing the joint session of the Parliament Haji Adeel says that the issue between Imran and Nawaz seems more personal than political.
12: 45 PM: Adeel says that Tahir ul Qadri should provide details of the 30,000 people he claims that have been taken into custody by the government
12: 40 PM: He says, “We are with the PM for the sake of democracy…but we don’t see him.”
12: 35 PM: Awami National Party’s Haji Abdul says that it’s a misfortune that we now have to enter Parliament through backdoors.
12: 30 PM: Haji Adeel is on the floor of the House now.
12: 25 PM: “Democracy is the future of Pakistan”, says Mushahid Hussain
12: 20 PM: Mushahid Hussain says,”From the mughal ruler to Mandela, the PM will have to act in that manner”
12: 10 PM: Senator Mushahid Hussain is currently addressing the joint session of the House.
11: 30 am: Both PPP leader Rehman Malik and Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq, members of the opposition Jirga, have been briefing PM Nawaz Sharif today, informing him of negotiations between PTI, PAT and the government committee.