ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi is addressing the joint session of the parliament today (Thursday).
President has summoned both the sessions in the exercise of powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 54 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Under Article 56’s clause three, the president must address the Parliament after each general election and the first session of the parliamentary year to inform the lawmakers of the “causes of its summons”.
The president address to the joint sitting of the parliament became due since the start of the National Assembly’s parliamentary year on August 14.
Earlier in September, National Assembly (NA) Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf for the third time put off the joint sitting of parliament scheduled to be held on Sept 22 without giving any reason for another month.