Will work hard to complete China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: President

PM, Army chief attend joint session of Parliament held to mark advent of new parliamentary year


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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain said on Thursday the country will have to work very hard to complete the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

“We will have to work very hard to complete the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor,” Mamnoon said, while addressing the joint session of Parliament to mark the third parliamentary year of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government.

The presidential address to the joint parliamentary session at the advent of a new parliamentary year is mandatory under the Constitution.

“The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a good omen,” he added.

Claiming that this year’s performance has been better than previous years, the president said the overall security situation of the country has improved.

“We will continue our fight against terrorism till the elimination of the last terrorist,” Hussain said, while appreciating the progress in the offensives launched against militants. “The National Action Plan continues successfully and is commendable.”

“The army, government and law enforcement agencies are working to ensure peace and security in the country,” he said, lauding their efforts.

“We honour those who sacrificed their today for the betterment of our tomorrow and I assure their heirs that the nation will never forget their sacrifices,” he added.

Mamnoon also urged the government to pay more attention on the rehabilitation of TDPs from North Waziristan.

Further, the president praised the Parliament for its tremendous performance during the last two years and said it worked hard not only for legislation but making decisions to bring positive change in the lives of the people.

“The government took concrete steps for the revival of economy and hope that the economy will be further strengthened in the times to come to improve the socio economic condition,” he added.

Further, Mamnoon said the security situation will improve in Balochistan and Karachi.

Claiming that the number of cases of the crippling poliovirus have decreased, the president assured, “Every child in the country is important and we will not let them die.”

“The lives of health workers lost during the health campaigns will not go to waste,” he added.

Shifting his focus to playing sports on the home ground, the president said, “We will not only play international cricket but also other sports on the home ground.”

Regarding relations with India, the president said, “We want India to resolve Kashmir issues as per UN resolution and are keen on talks with them on an equal footing.”

“We believe dialogue can be held between the two countries on issues, including water.”

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Army chief General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Zakaullah and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman were among those present at the joint session.





President addresses Parliament

Addressing the joint session of Parliament, President Mamnoon Hussain praised the Parliament for its tremendous performance during the last two years and said it worked hard not only for legislation but making decisions to bring positive change in the lives of the people.

"This is the second time I am addressing the Parliament and it is an honour," President Mamnoon said.

Claiming that democratic stability has increased in the country, Mamnoon said, “The government successfully overcame the challenges it faced.”

Speaking about the security situation of the country and the ongoing operation against militants, Mamnoon said, "Operation Zarb-e-Azb will continue till the last terrorist is eliminated."

“The National Action plan continues successfully and is commendable.”

“The army, government and law enforcement agencies are working to ensure peace and security in the country,” he said, lauding their efforts.

He urged the government to pay more attention on the rehabilitation of IDPs .

Further, Mamnoon said the security situation will improve in Balochistan and Karachi.

“Every child in the country is important and we will not let them die,” the president said, while speaking about the elimination of crippling poliovirus.

“The lives of health workers lost during campaigns will not go to waste,” he added.

Shifting his focus to playing sports on the home ground, the president said, “We will not only play international cricket but also other sports on home ground."

“China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a good omen,” Mamnoon said, while claiming the country’s economy is on the path of improvement.

"We will have to work very hard to complete the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor," he added.

Further, the president said the present government has launched new power projects.

“Electricity shortage overcome by 2018,” the president ensured.

Regarding the current water shortage, the president said, “I am certain the government will make dams to address this issue.”

On relations with Afghanistan, Mamnoon said, “A new phase of relations has been developed with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s government.”

“We want India to resolve Kashmir issues as per UN resolution and are keen on talks with them on an equal footing,” Mamnoon further said.

“We believe dialogue can be held between the two countries on issues, including water.”

“We believe Yemen crisis will improve soon,” he added.

Regarding relations with China, the president said, "Relations between Pakistan and China will be an example for the world."

“I want more funds to be allocated for education in Budget 2015-16,” the president said.



Army chief, Chief of Naval Staff present at Parliament

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Zakaullah, and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman are among those present at the joint session.





President, PM arrive at Parliament

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have arrived at the Parliament.

President to address the session shortly.





President to address session at advent of new parliamentary year

In his address, President Mamnoon Hussain will highlight the achievements of the government during the last two years which include economic revival, steps taken to address energy crisis, launching of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and other mega projects for speedy socio-economic uplift of the people and the country.

Mamnoon is expected to give guidelines to the government for further improving its performance in the coming years with particular focus on the betterment of people through expediting efforts for poverty alleviation and upgrading the standard of living of people.

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COMMENTS (9)

soban | 6 years ago | Reply @Zafar: Dear to president also pay salary from peoples taxes so he is answerable and it never happens in any country like england etc the pm and ministers be involve in corruption and u remain silent if u playing a role neutral empire so also criticize wrong police where u appreciate government on good policies.
Pareshan | 6 years ago | Reply I bet he won't be able to indicate this corridor on the map.
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