Pakistan

National Assembly

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Parliamentary mandate

Start and end of mandate

Start of the parliamentary mandate for newly elected members
When the member is sworn in
Date of start of mandate for newly elected members
No information available
Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
Not applicable
Date of start of mandate for appointed members
Not applicable
End of the parliamentary mandate
On the last day of the chamber’s term (including in the case of early dissolution)
Date of end of mandate
Not applicable

Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
The Speaker is elected from among the members of parliament/chamber
Authority that designates the Speaker when the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
Not applicable
Rank of the Speaker in the hierarchy of the State
Fourth
Speaker becomes interim Head of State in the event of the latter’s death or incapacity
No
Speaker's mandate continues between legislatures
Yes

Speaker terms

The term of the Speaker is different from the term of the house
No
Speaker's term
5 Years
Fixed election date for the Speaker, if any
No information available

Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
Yes

Notes: The powers, immunities and privileges of members may from time to time be defined by law and, until so defined, shall be enjoyed by its members.

Sources: Constitution, art. 66(2)

There is a Code of conduct for members
Yes

Salaries and allowances

Members are paid salaries by parliament
Yes
(2020)
Basic salary, per year
1,800,000 PKR
(2021)
Basic salary, per year in PPP
43,103
(2021)
Basic allowances
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Basic allowance in PPP
11,515
Names of the basic allowances

Sumptuary allowance

Office Maintenance

Telephone Allowance

Adhoc-2017

Attendance allowance
8,800 PKR
Attendance allowance in PPP
222
Periodicity of attendance allowance
Day
Members pay income tax on salaries
Yes
Members pay income tax on allowances
Yes
Members can have remunerated employment outside parliament
No
Members are required to declare income from other employment to parliament
No information available
Additional salaries and allowances provided for leadership positions
Yes

Facilities, services and allowances for constituency work

Personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian
No
Office at parliament
No
Constituency office
No
Housing
Yes
Other cash or in-kind allowances for constituency work
Yes

Notes: Members may receive travel vouchers worth 300,000 Rs or 90,000 Rs in cash

Additional salaries and allowances for leadership positions
List of salaries and allowances for leadership positions
Salary Allowances
Speaker Yes Yes
Committee Chair Yes

Notes:

Speaker is entitled to additional salary and allowances as per the 1975 Salaries, Allowance and Privileges Act.

Committee chairs receive an additional 25,000 Rs per month (2,100,000 Rs basic annual salary)

Salary of the Speaker
No information available
Parliament determines the amount of salaries
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount

By an Act of parliament

Parliament determines the amount of allowances
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount

By an Act of Parliament

Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount
No information available
The parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale
Yes
Reference scale used for parliamentary salaries
Civil service salary scale
Information on salaries and allowances on the parliamentary website
Year data was last reported

2020

Participation in the government

Members of the government must also be members of parliament
Must be a member of parliament
Number of members of the parliament/chamber who are also members of the government
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Members for whom data is available
342
(2024)
Percentage of members of parliament/chamber who are also members of the government
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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