Presidential address today

President Mamnoon Hussain will address a joint sitting of the Senate and National Assembly today (Wednesday) to kick off the fourth parliamentary year of the incumbent Parliament.

The President’s address to the joint parliamentary session at the advent of a new parliamentary year is mandatory under the Constitution.

Summoned at 11:00 am in the morning, the President in his address to a joint session will throw light on the performance of the government.

He would also inform the parliamentarians about the challenges being faced by the country especially on economic front and the achievements made.

The President is expected to take the Parliament into confidence on the steps taken by the government to improve economy and overcome energy shortages as well as its development agenda prominently the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

He would also highlight the issue of extremism and terrorism facing the country and the achievements made by the security forces in the ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

The President, in his speech, would also shed light on the country’s foreign policy and will also reaffirm the country’s commitment towards good relations with the neighbouring countries for peace and stability in the region.

A meeting of the combined opposition parties has also been convened to take place ahead of the joint session to chalk out a joint strategy of the opposition political parties during the joint session.

The meeting would be chaired by Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmad Shah along with Leader of the Opposition in Senate Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan. -Business Recorder