Pakistan

National Assembly

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Majlis-E-Shoora (Parliament)
Chamber name
National Assembly
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1948 to 1969
from 1974 to 1977
from 1985 to 1999
from 2003
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Asia-Pacific Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq (Male)
Date of birth: 17 Oct 1954
Term
01 Mar 2024
Additional information

Elected on 1 March 2024.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary
Secretary General
Tahir Hussain (Male)
Term
11 Dec 2017
Notes

11 Dec. 2017 -

Members

Statutory number of members
336

Notes: Includes 60 seats reserved for women and 10 seats for non-Muslim minorities.

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
266
Other members
70
Current number of members
309
Men
259
Women
50
Percentage of women
16.2%
Statutory number of members per country 
432
Population (in thousands)
231,402
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
518,839

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
Click for historical data
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Male No information available
Female
Total <= 45: - Total >= 46: -
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
2.6% 2.6% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
14.3% 11% 2.9%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
31.9% 25% 6.7%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
Yes
Women
60
Minorities
10
Electoral quota for women
No
Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No