The Role of the President
- President is the symbol of unity for the Republic.
- Pakistan is the true legacy of the British Parliamentary System whereby the President is elected by the Electoral College comprising Senate, National Assembly and the four Provincial Assemblies, plus by the two MNA's from the Islamabad Capital Territory and FATA representatives in the Assembly.
- He is elected for the term of five years and can be re-elected only for two consecutive terms.
- Being the Constitutional Head of the Country, the President is the Supreme Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and an integral part of the Parliament, who is approached for the requisition of the National Assembly and the Senate Session.
- His Annual Address to the Joint Session of the Parliament has immense significance for democracy in the State.
- The President is the final authority in judicial matters regarding Capital Punishments and possesses the power to grant Pardon.
- The President must be kept informed on all the legislative matters by the Prime Minister. He can exercise his functions in accordance with the advice of the Cabinet or the Prime Minister.
- The President may seek briefing from Prime Minister on any administrative affair of the Country.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
President Mamnoon Hussain was given Guard of Honour at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on September 10, 2013. The National Anthem was played and a contingent of Armed Forces presented salute to the President.