He emphasized that getting rid of disparities was the “need of the moment,” adding that “people can only be unified if politicians are united.”
The National Assembly’s joint session was summoned today by sections 54(1) and 56(3) of the Constitution.
The majority of MNAs from both benches were absent, making the session poorly attended. While the president was addressing, participants could be observed freely interacting and conversing with one another.
As the president spoke, Jamaat-i-Islami Senator Mushtar Ahmed yelled slogans demanding the issuance of a work order for MNA Ali Wazir. Later, he organized a demonstration with Senator Tahir Bizenjo and MNA Moulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali in front of the NA speaker’s podium.
The president stated at the opening of his speech today that the devastating floods that devastated the nation and left millions homeless were the biggest issue Pakistan was currently dealing with.
“I wish to congratulate the Pakistani Army for saving their lives while assisting victims. The PDMA (Provincial Disaster Management Authority), NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority), and the provincial and federal governments all put in a lot of effort locally I appreciate them all.
Speaking about international relations in his speech today, the president praised the administration for strengthening ties with the US and noted that Pakistan had a “wonderful ally” in the US.
Despite our ups and downs, the US remains a significant market for our products. We wish to deepen our bonds of understanding. I applaud the government for making an effort in this direction.Arif Alvi
Dr. Alvi emphasised the significance of Pakistan’s relations with China as well. “CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) is an evidence of how real the friendship between Pakistan and China is, in my opinion.”