Zardari hopes his parliamentary address will go smoothly

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Islamabad, Mar. 23 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is keen to ensure a smooth passage of his address to the joint sitting of parliament, scheduled for the first week of April to set off new parliamentary year.

Zardari told Prime Minister Gilani to make sure that there is no protest or walkout when he addresses the joint sitting, The Nation reports.

Gilani has already launched efforts to arrive at a consensus with opposition parties.

Gilani reportedly told Zardari that the best solution to the political crisis could be the lifting off Governor's Rule in Punjab ahead of the joint sitting.

"The federal government's move to seek a stay order on Sharif brothers disqualification issue from the Supreme Court is in line with the very hope that Governor's Rule in Punjab comes to an end", a senior PPP leader said.

Meanwhile, Zardari has asked the federal government to send a performance report of its ministries and divisions along with noteworthy achievements during the last parliamentary year in order to finalize his speech for the joint sitting of the parliament. (ANI)

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