ISLAMABAD: Joint session of the Parliament summoned by President Asif Ali Zardari would be held today to brief the elected representatives of the people on the security situation in the country. The joint session would also be informed about the security measures as well as steps being taken to fight out terrorism and to better law and order situation.
Director General Military Operations Lt. General Ahmed Shuja Pasha is likely to brief the joint session of the Parliament – National Assembly and the Senate of Pakistan. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has asked all parliamentarians including the Speaker National Assembly and Chairman Senate to ensure presence of the members of the Parliament in this very important and in-camera session where they would be briefed by concerned officials.
Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has also been invited to witness the proceedings of the session. “The Parliament is the only forum where all the national as well as international issues concerning Pakistan should be discussed and calling of the joint session of the Parliament is the right step towards ensuring supremacy of the Parliament,” Nawaz Sharif had commented when he was invited to witness the proceedings.
He also extended his full support to the government for strengthening parliamentary democracy, supremacy of the Parliament as well as democratic norms in the country. The joint session of the Parliament would start at 1700 hours and is likely to continue more than one-day in view of the sensitivity and importance of the issue.-SANA