Parliament's joint sitting on 13th Sept.

ISLAMABAD -- Federal government has decided to convene the joint session of the Parliament on 13th September, which will be addressed by President Dr Arif Alvi, Adviser to the PM on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan said yesterday.

Talking to The Nation Dr Babar Awan said he had in depth consultations with National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser and ministers concerned in the Parliament House.

'Parliament to be convened on 13th September for address of the President of Pakistan to mark commencement of the 4th Parliament year of the incumbent National Assembly,' said Babar Awan.

Dr Babar Awan said Federal Ministers Asad Umar and Dr Fehimda Mirza also participated in consultations with Speaker Asad Qaiser.

'Overall strategy for legislation, debates and other legislative business for the new parliamentary year came under discussion', Dr Awan said.

President Alvi will address joint session

Dr Awan said a calendar for the new parliamentary year had been prepared which would be presented before the house business advisory committee next month for approval.

Meanwhile, President Dr Arif Alvi called Dr Babar Awan on phone and discussed with him the joint session and possible dates for the joint session of the Parliament. 'I told the President about the date finalised for the joint session of the Parliament to be addressed by him', Dr Awan said.

He said that pending legislation also would be brought...

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