Pakistan Observer

President to address joint session of Parliament

Urges party workers to show patience

Tanvir Siddiqi

Monday, December 05, 2011 - Islamabad—President Asif Ali Zardari will address joint session of Parliament after Muharram, Spokesperson Farhatullah Babar said here on Sunday.

According to sources, the President during the course of his address will touch upon the current prevailing situation in the country in the aftermath of the growing tension between Pakistan and the United States following the unprovoked attack by NATO helicopters on Pakistan military posts near the Afghan border.

Another burning topic which the President will be touching is the memo gate controversy that led to the sacking of Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, the sources added.

Meanwhile, the President has called upon the Party workers to show patience, strictly observe democratic norms and refuse to be provoked into any aggression.

Aggression is the mindset of the weak and not the strong, Farhatullah Babar quoted the President as saying.

Democracy calls for tolerance, patience and steadfastness as demonstrated by Aung San Suu Ki in standing up to mountains of hardship for the cause, the president added.

The time and date of address to the joint session after Muharram will be announced separately by the government.

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