Pakistan

Senate

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
Senate
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
6

Notes: 6 years; one-half of the membership is renewed every 3 years

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
Chairman of the Senate
Speaker
Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani (Male)
Date of birth: 19 Jun 1952
Term
09 Apr 2024
Additional information

Elected on 9 April 2024.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary
Secretary General
Mohammad Qasim Samad Khan (Male)
Term
04 Dec 2020
Notes

Appointed on 4 Dec. 2020.

Members

Statutory number of members
96

Notes:

Indirectly elected:

- 23 by each of the country's four provincial assemblies;

- 4 by the members of the National Assembly who represent the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas;

- 4 chosen to represent the federal capital, Islamabad, by the members of the National Assembly.

Of the 96 seats, 17 seats are reserved for women, 17 others are reserved for technocrats and ulemas, and four for non-Muslim minorities (one member per province).

Principal mode of designation of members
Indirectly elected
Indirectly elected members
96
Current number of members
85
Men
69
Women
16
Percentage of women
18.8%
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
No information available
Youngest member
No information available
Youngest member (years)
No information available
Oldest member
No information available
Oldest member (years)
No information available
Number of members, by age (2024-04)
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
- - -
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
- - -

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
Yes
Women
17
Minorities
4
Other groups
-

Notes: 17 seats reserved for technocrats including Ulema

Electoral quota for women
No

Sources: Cf. Paragraphs (c),(d),(e) and (f) of article 59 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakiastan.

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
No information available
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