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Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday called for moving on from “polarisation” to bring the country back to “contemporary politics”.

He passed these remarks while addressing a joint session of the National Assembly and Senate.

Speaking to the first joint session after he assumed the office last month, President Zardari said the lawmakers had to play their role to bring the country back to what he called contemporary politics.

The speech kicked off amid ruckus by the opposition lawmakers.

“Let me take this opportunity to express my sincerest gratitude to all parliamentarians and provincial assembly members for their trust and confidence in electing me for a second time as the president of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. I am humbled,” Zardari said at the start of his speech.

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The president said it was “time to turn a new page” as he called for unity in the country to bring it out of the economic crisis and ensure growth.

He was of the view the pathways to inclusive growth could be created by focusing on public needs.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Aseefa Bhutto, were among the the members who attended the session.

President Zardari emphasised that the country needed such a political environment that could be acceptable to all stakeholders.

His address included both national and international matters such as the country’s economy, women empowerment, social welfare, climate change, and Pakistan’s foreign policy related to Palestine and Kashmir issues.

President Zardari also warned that rising terrorism in the country was a threat to the national security, prosperity, and regional peace.

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KU Apr 18, 2024 05:05pm
The address only confirmed what everyone is denying, the parliament is not concerned about the people and are disconnected from the reality of miserable daily lives of masses.
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