Joint session of parliament postponed for two days
13 September, 2018
The joint session of the parliament summoned by President Dr Arif Alvi for Thursday (today) has been postponed for two days until Monday, a private TV channel reported.
The president had on Wednesday summoned a joint session of both the houses of the parliament for Thursday. According to the constitutional provisions, the president has to address a joint session of parliament at the beginning of the first session of the National Assembly after a general election as well as the first sitting of the assembly in every parliamentary year. The joint session scheduled for Monday will be the first formal session of parliament after general election and swearing-in of the new prime minister, speaker and the deputy speaker.