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US ties Joint sitting of Parliament today


Both the houses of the Parliament will meet Tuesday forenoon at a joint sitting to discuss the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security to revisit relations with the United States and NATO. Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza will chair the session summoned by President Asif Ali Zardari in exercise of powers conferred upon him under Clause (1) of Article 54 of the Constitution. During the sitting, expected to continue for three days, the Parliament will discuss about new terms of engagement with the US and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). It is for the first time since suspension of the NATO supplies after killing of around two-dozen Pakistani military personnel at Salala check post in Mohmand Agency near Pak-Afghan border that the joint sitting of the Parliament is going to discuss the future dynamism of relations.