President Alvi summons joint Parliament session Aug 30

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ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi has summoned the joint session of the Parliament on August 30 where he will address lawmakers.
According to the National Assembly Secretariat’s media wing, the session will begin at 5 pm and will mark the advent of the new parliamentary year.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 54 read with clause (3) of Article 56 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President has summoned both the Houses of the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) on Friday August 30 at 5 pm,” a press release issued by the National Assembly Secretariat said.
The president also summoned the session of the National Assembly on Monday (September 2) at 4 pm.
The National Assembly completed its first parliamentary year on August 12. More than 50 government and private members’ bills are lying pending before the house committees, which were constituted by Speaker Asad Qaiser after an inordinate delay due to a controversy over chairmanship of the powerful Public Accounts Committee.
Earlier on August 6, President Dr Arif Alvi had summoned a joint session of the Parliament after India abrogated special status of Occupied Kashmir.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had completed his first year in power on Saturday. – NNI