| GEO Pakistan|
| Parliament’s joint session on Monday|
| Updated at: 0541 PST, Sunday, April 04, 2010|
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari will address the members of Senate and National Assembly at a joint sitting of the Parliament, convened on April 5.
Under the Constitution, the President addresses the joint sitting on completion of one year of the government in power and start of the next year of Parliament.
This time the Presidential address has been delayed due to ongoing sessions of both the Houses and deliberations of Constitutional Committee to prepare the proposals for 18th amendment in the Constitution.
National Assembly and Senate sessions were prorogued Friday after Chairman of Constitutional Reforms Committee, Senator Raza Rabbani presented the recommendations prepared by representatives of all political parties after nine-month mammoth deliberations.
With completion of previous year and the start of each year, the President overview the performance of the government during last year and propose more measures and guidelines to the government for next year to bring about positive changes in the lives of masses.
The President touches almost every area of performance and fulfills his constitutional responsibilities to guide the government for improvement and initiating new projects for welfare of the country and the people.
Besides the members of both the Houses, figures like Governors, Chief Minister, political leaders, Services Chiefs, Federal Secretaries, diplomats and other important people are invited to witness the session proceedings.
The joint sitting is held in National Assembly building and proper security arrangements are assured and special invitation cards are issued to the participants.
It is appreciable that democratically elected government ensures fulfillment of constitutional requirements and President addresses the joint sitting on completion of the previous and advent of new parliamentary year of the government.