President Asif Ali Zardari and supreme commander of the armed forces has decided to address joint session of the Parliament after Ashura on critical issues facing the country including the NATO attacks and called upon the government take appropriate steps in this regard. Under Article 56 (1) of the Constitution the President may address either House or both Houses assembled together and may for that purpose require the attendance of the members, Spokesperson Farhatullah Babar said. Sources said that the President will speak on countrys stand on NATO raids and expose other conspiracies being hatched against the elected government one after the other including the latest Memogate issue. Farhatullah Babar said that the President also called upon the Party workers to show patience, strictly observe democratic norms and refuse to be provoked into any aggression. Aggression is the mindset of the weak and not the strong, he quoted the President as saying. Democracy calls for tolerance, patience and steadfastness as demonstrated by Aung San Suu Ki in standing up to mountains of hardship for the cause, the President said. The time and date of address to the joint session after Ashura will be announced separately by the government.