Islamabad (September 12, 2018): The president of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi has postponed the parliament joint session, which was scheduled for September 13, for four days due to the funeral prayer of the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Begum Kalsoom Nawaz.
Earlier Prime Minister Imran Khan recommended for the delay in joint parliament session for two days.
Begum Kulsoom, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz, passed away in London on Tuesday after battling cancer.
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She was diagnosed with lymphoma last year, barely a month after Nawaz was removed from office by the Supreme Court, which ordered him to face trial in an anti-corruption court.
Earlier, the former speaker National Assembly (NA) Ayaz Sadiq contacted the government and sought the delay in the joint parliament session.Former speaker NA contacted the government and requested the postponement of joint parliament session after the death of Begum Kalsoom Nawaz, the former first lady.
“PML-N government has announced a three-day mourn on Begum Kalsoom death that’s why it is not possible for PML-N parliamentarians to attend the session,” he apprised the government.
He suggested the government to hold joint parliament session after the final rituals of the Begum Kalsoom Nawaz so that PML-N members parliament could attend the session.