Joint parliamentary session to discuss Indian violation

Islamabad: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan on Tuesday announced a joint parliamentary session has been summoned on Wednesday in the wake of India’s violation of the Line of Control (LoC). “A joint parliamentary session will take place tomorrow,” the minister of state for parliamentary affairs said as he responded to the demand of the leaders of opposition parties on the floor of the National Assembly. “I have just come from the national security meeting and told the participants that the entire Parliament and nation are united,” he added. As the National Assembly session resumed today, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leader Khursheed Shah took to the floor and demanded that a joint parliamentary session be summoned. “We are in a state of war. The Parliament should sit together and decide,” Shah said. Stating that “India wishes to exploit our internal differences and attack us,” Shah said, “We have to show to India and the world that the entire nation is united.” Quoting the premier’s televised address to the nation last week, the PPP leader said, “Prime Minister Imran Khan said we will not think if India initiates aggression and we should not even think.” “The opposition is ready to stand on the border front and Pakistanis are ready to sacrifice their lives,” the PPP leader stated.