‘Pak may call Parliament joint session over Trump threat’

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Islamabad—Pakistan government is planning to summon a joint session of Parliament to discuss and finalise the way forward in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s remarks warning Islamabad against providing safe havens to terrorists, according to a media report.

 

Dawn News reported that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in his brief remarks made in the Senate late yesterday had indicated that a joint session could be called to deliberate the issue.

 

Abbasi described the US’ stance as a critical issue and said the federal cabinet had deliberated on it for three hours on Tuesday while the NSC discussed the matter for about four hours.

 

Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani had earlier informed the prime minister that a Senate panel had been formed to frame recommendations spelling out the way forward after the US president’s aggressive remarks. He said the panel was on the verge of completing a draft.

 

He proposed that the recommendations be taken to the joint sitting of Parliament for adoption or any amendments — an idea apparently accepted by the prime minister, the report said.

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