ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan said that President Asif Ali Zardari would address the joint sitting of the Parliament on March 28. Addressing a press conference here at his office on Monday night Dr Babar Awan said that it was constitutional requirement for President of Pakistan to address the joint sitting of the Parliament after the commencement of each Parliamentary year. To a question Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs said that President Asif Ali Zardari besides shedding light on the performance of the government over the past one-year would also give guideline for bringing improvements in the working of the government. He would likely announce a special package for Balochistan with direction to resolve all the outstanding issues concerning the province through the Parliament. Dr Babar Awan added that for the purpose President Zardari would be embarking on three days visit to Balochistan starting from March 26, to have input of the Baloch nationalist leaders on a host of issues including the core issue of provincial autonomy. To another question Dr Babar Awan said that the government had time and again made it clear that they did not want to prolong Governor's Rule in Punjab and it would be lifted soon. While replying to a question Dr Babar Awan said that President Asif Ali Zardari would also be visiting Noadero on April 4 to attend the function to pay tributes to late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto where he would also address the public gathering. Taking of President's visit to UAE, Dr Babar Awan said that President Zardari left for Dubai in connection with the family affairs. Earlier, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani advised convening of the joint sitting of the Parliament on March 28. The sources in the Prime Minister office disclosed that the joint sitting of the Parliament was called in consultation with the President of Pakistan who would address it the same day at 4.00pm. Meanwhile Advisor on Parliamentary Affairs Izhar Amrohi informed TheNation that under Article 56 Section 3 of the Constitution it was mandatory that the President addressed the joint session of the Parliament at the start of new parliamentary year. "In view of this we have sent a summary through the Prime Minister to the Aiwan-e-Sadr for formal approval," he added. Answering a question he informed that the President would shed light on the one-year performance of the government and would give the guideline for future course of action to government to bring overall betterment in its governance.