Pakistan Parliament chants 'Go Nawaz Go' while President address
During his address, the President highlighted the achievements of the government in diverse sectors, including war against terrorism, law and order, economic challenges, power generation and agriculture. The speech was broadcast live
Islamabad: Pakistan opposition parties burst into jeering and chanting slogans against the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) during President Mamnoon Hussain's address to a joint session of Parliament's two houses on Thursday.
The President, however, continued his address to the joint session, marking the fifth and last session of the current Parliament, amid the protest by the opposition.
During his address, the President highlighted the achievements of the government in diverse sectors, including war against terrorism, law and order, economic challenges, power generation and agriculture. The speech was broadcast live.
Besides members of the Senate, the National Assembly, all governors and chief ministers, the services chiefs also attended the Parliament session.
The opposition, chanting "Go Nawaz Go" and "traitor", staged a walkout from Parliament.
Talking to media outside the Parliament building, Leader of Opposition Khursheed Shah criticised the President's speech, saying he did not address the issues of national importance, including corruption.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called on the President at the President's House in Islamabad, where both discussed matters related to country's internal and external security situation.
The Prime Minister briefed President Mamnoon about the details of meeting of cabinet's National Security Committee held on Wednesday.