President addresses joint session of Parliament today

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi will address a joint session of both the houses of the Parliament on Monday (today).
The joint session will be the first formal sitting of the National Assembly after election and swearing-in of the new prime minister, speaker and the deputy speaker.
Earlier, the session was scheduled to be held on September 13 but was postponed until September 17 due to the death of former first lady Kulsoom Nawaz.
According to constitutional provisions, the president has to address a joint session of the 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.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, members of the federal cabinet and Parliament, chief ministers, governors, ambassadors, diplomats, members of civil society and important personalities from different walks of life are likely to attend the joint session.
Special passes have been issued for the auspicious occasion. All leading entry and exit points would be strictly monitored and unauthorised vehicles would not be allowed to enter the federal capital without a thorough search.
Rangers officials along with police will be deployed to ensure foolproof security on the occasion.