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The National Assembly Session has been prorogued on Monday, the 15th August, 2022 |In exercise of the powers conferred by proviso to rule 4 of the Parliament (Joint Sittings) Rules, 1973, the Hon. Speaker has been pleased to call a Joint Sitting on Thursday, the 20th October, 2022 at 4.00 p.m, instead of Thursday, the 22nd September, 2022 at 4.00 p.m. in the Parliament House, Islamabad.

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Difficulties being faced by Ummah can be overcome with the spirit of sacrifices and unflinching determination
Monday, 8th August, 2022

Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf and Deputy Speaker Zahid Akram Durrani in their separate messages to the nation on Yaum-e-Ashura, have said that Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions (RA) were the noblest models in preaching and practicing the Qur’anic philosophy of patience, sacrifice and martyrdom. Their unflinching faith in Almighty Allah and the Day of Judgment, their exemplary devotion, dauntless courage, and unfailing patience in the way of Almighty Allah were a unique exhibition of the spirit of patience and martyrdom described in the Holy Qur’an.

On this occasion, the Speaker said that the incident of Karbala reminds us of the great sacrifices of Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions for the sake of truth and justice. He said that Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions are a matchless example of Qur'anic teachings, tolerance, sacrifice and passion for martyrdom.

The Speaker said that it is our collective responsibility to stand firm in the face of the tyrannical forces which are spreading chaos in society to achieve their nefarious aims. He said that the best way to pay tribute to the martyrs of Karbala is to make commitment on this day to work and devote oneself to the development and strength of the country. "We have to forget our trivial differences and adopt the teachings of Islam and promote peace, security, and brotherhood,” he said.

The Speaker termed the Ashura sacrifice as a great sacrifice against falsehood and said that it would be a beacon for those who would come till the Day of Judgment. Deputy Speaker Zahid Akram Durrani has said that on the day of Ashura, the battle was fought between the forces of truth and falsehood, which would continue to impart to Muslims a lesson of sustained struggle against oppression. He said that this is the path that the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) taught us to follow and his followers (RA) offered great sacrifices. “Yaum-e-Ashoor reminds us the lesson of adherence to the truth, firmness of belief and being steadfast against tyranny” he added