ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari would address the joint sitting of the Parliament today (Saturday) at 4:00pm, and besides reviewing the performance of the government over the past one-year and coming up with suggestions to bring improvement in the governance, would announce special package for Balochistan. President Zardari would also reiterate his desire to curtail the powers of the office of the President and delegate them to the office of the Prime Minister and the Parliament in the light of the Charter of Democracy (CoD), signed between the two major political forces of the country, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, chiefs of armed forces, provincial governors, chief ministers, foreign envoys, heads of constitutional institutions and prominent personalities have been invited to hear the President's address to the joint sitting of the Parliament. Former prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari would also attend the joint sitting. The President would also likely touch the issue of restoration of the judges of the superior courts, clarify the position of his party in this regard and would tell the MPs that by restoring the judges he had fulfilled another promise of Benazir Bhutto. The President would also inform the Parliament about one-year performance of the government and the economic, internal and external challenges being faced by the country over the period. He would give suggestions how to bring improvement in the functioning of the government in the days to come. Sources said, President Asif Ali Zardari during his address to joint sitting would once again advise the Parliament to strike some balance between the powers of the President and the Prime Minister with having focus mainly on strengthening the Parliament. In the process the 58(2)b and other controversial parts of the 17th Amendment would likely be revoked, the sources added. The sources in the Presidency said that President Zardari would also announce some special package for Balochistan and come up with suggestions to bring it at par with the rest of the country. Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamaruz Zaman Kiara and MNA Farah Naz Isphani had finalised the President's speech. According to media report, PML-N would not protest during the President's address ostensibly due to some covert understanding on the removal of the controversial clauses from the Constitution and paving way for complete implementation on the Charter of Democracy. Special security arrangements have been finalised on the eve of President's address to joint sitting. Police and rangers would be deployed around the Parliament building while federal ministers and parliamentarians have been asked not to bring any guest with them to the session. The media passes have also been restricted to 300 and security officials deployed at the entry gates of the Parliament building would be directed not to let anyone in without proper invitation card. President to address joint session today