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President summons joint session of Parliament tomorrow

Opposition has finalised its preparation for no-trust motion. Source: FILE/Online.

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has summoned joint session of the National Assembly and Senate in the Parliament House, Islamabad on Wednesday (tomorrow).

According to a news release in this regard, the joint session would be held on November 17 (Wednesday) at 12pm.

Earlier, Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry asserted that the PTI-led federal government has addressed the reservations of its coalition partners and evolved consensus on the matter of electoral reforms.

“All allied parties have expressed full confidence over the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and PTI,” the minister said while talking to journalists in Islamabad after Prime Minister Imran Khan met with the leaders of allied parties.

According to Fawad Chauhdry, the entire leadership of the allied parties, including GDA, MQM-Pakistan, PML-Q and Balochistan Awami Party was present in the meeting, and were standing with the government.

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The information minister further said during the huddle all reservations of coalition partners over electronic voting machines (EVMs) and other electoral reforms had been addressed.

On Monday, the fifth meeting of the steering committee of the joint opposition was held in the Parliament in which it was decided to ensure the attendance of all the members of the opposition during the joint sitting of the Parliament.

The meeting of the steering committee was attended by senior leaders of the joint opposition and reviewed matters pertaining to joint session of the parliament and legislation and termed it a proof that the intentions of the government are not good.

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