ISLAMABAD - The writ of Parliament is about to be established when the democratically elected President Asif Ali Zardari will come up with his policy statement during his maiden address to the joint sitting of both the Houses here on Saturday (today). The parliamentary procedure will be followed as all arrangements, political and security, have been made for the first presidential address to the joint sitting of Parliament. President will address the special session of the Parliament here at 3:00 pm. Entry to listen to the President is strictly on security passes and invitation cards have been issued to the participants other than Members of both the Senate and the National Assembly including heads of the political parties, Chief Justice of Pakistan, Services Chiefs of Armed Forces, Ambassadors, Members of the Provincial Assemblies and media persons. Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Quaid Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has accepted the invitation of President Asif Zardari to listen to his speech to the Parliament from the visitors' gallery. Sources close to the presidency said President Asif Zardari would issue a policy statement in his speech on a number of issues including the strengthening of the Parliament, taking on the economic challenges, coping with rising militancy, foreign pressure on Pakistan and war on terror. Under Article 56 of the Constitution, the President is bound to address the joint sitting of the National Assembly and Senate immediately after his election or at the start of new parliamentary year. Unlike his just ousted predecessor General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf, Zardari is expected to sail smoothly while addressing the Parliament with limited voices to raise for the restoration of deposed judiciary to pre-November 3 position and empowering of Parliament in letter and in spirit. The Opposition led by PML-N just recently having parted ways with the ruling alliance is said to be friendly at the beginning and will show patience on the floor of the House. However, the Opposition will give tough resistance to the government inside and outside the Parliament in the months ahead on the issues of judiciary and US attacks inside Pakistan. It was witnessed only once when the former President appeared before the previous Parliament on January 17, 2004 but he was given tough time by the then 'hostile' Opposition. The former President termed the parliamentarians as 'uncivilized' after the Opposition legislators created a pandemonium during his speech. He never returned to address the sitting of the two Houses till his resignation. The sitting Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani invited the General to address the Parliament after taking over his office in the wake of February 18 polls, but he (the former President) did not get the courage to face the totally changed structure of newly elected Parliament. According to constitutional experts, the former President's conduct of not addressing the joint sitting for four years was a blatant violation of the Constitution. This breach of the Constitution was also included in the long list of charge sheet against the former President to impeach him. Political analysts are attaching great importance to President Zardari's address as it comes at a time when the country is facing countless challenges both internally and externally. Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Faisal Karim Kundi said that all the necessary arrangements for the historic day had been finalized. He said special seating arrangements had been made for the Members of the two Houses. The front row will be reserved for the Ministers while the rest of the Members will sit in alphabetical order.