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Zardari summons parliament

January 18, 2013 02:54 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 11:45 pm IST - Islamabad

President Asif Ali Zardari has summoned a National Assembly session on Monday. File photo

President Asif Ali Zardari has summoned a National Assembly session on Monday. File photo

President Asif Ali Zardari has summoned a National Assembly session on Monday, Geo News reported.

The President summoned a session of the lower of Pakistan’s parliament on the advice of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on January 21, 2013 a President House release said. The session, to be held at 4 p.m., will deliberate on the political situation prevailing in the country.

The country has been witnessing massive turmoil in the wake of Pakistan-born Canadian cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri’s protest along with tens of thousands of his supporters near parliament in Islamabad to seek dissolution of parliament, ouster of the government and a corruption-free country. The protest was called off on Thursday night after officials struck a deal with the fiery cleric.

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