Government determines to solve masses issues: President addresses as opposition walks out of parliament

President defended the government's policies

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President Arif Alvi in an address to the joint session of the parliament said that the present government was determined to address the problems faced by the masses. Opposition parties staged a walkout from the joint session of parliament when the President started his address.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also attended the joint session.

Members of the opposition shouted slogans and voiced their protest as National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser invited the president to speak. Shortly after, some members of the opposition staged a walkout and held a press conference outside Parliament House. Alvi began his address by highlighting the PTI government’s performance over the past two years.

“We should look back on the past two years to see what has been done, what will be done and what should be done.”He congratulated the people of the country for fighting terrorism. “Another achievement is that you provided shelter to Afghan refugees.”

Other countries preach about human rights but don’t let even 10 migrants enter their countries, he said, adding that Pakistan had shown its open-heartedness.The president said that “positive news” was not highlighted in the country by the media. “If I have a child, I will encourage them, let them know they have done a good job and that they can do better instead of telling them they have done this or that wrong.”

Referring to the coronavirus pandemic, the president said that initially there was a lot of fear mongering that the “people will die in the streets”.

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