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The Parliament of Pakistan

پارلیمان پاکستان

مجلس شوریٰ پاکستان
Type
Type Bicameral
Houses Senate
National Assembly
Leadership
President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi
PTI
since 9 September 2018
Chairman of Senate Mir Sadiq Sanjrani
IND
since 12 March 2018
Speaker of National Assembly Asad Qaiser
PTI
since 15 August 2018
Leader of the House (Senate) Syed Shibli Faraz
PTI
since 26 August 2018
Leader of the House (National Assembly) Imran Khan
PTI
since 18 August 2018
Leader of Opposition (Upper) Raja Zafar-ul-Haq
PML-N
since 26 August 2018
Structure
Members 446 Parliamentarians
104 Senators
342 MNAs
Senate Political groups

Government Coalition (40)

  •      PTI (17)
  •      BAP (11)
  •      MQM-P (5)
  •      IND (5)
  •      BNP-M (1)
  •      GDA (1)

Opposition (64)

  •      PML-N (30)
  •      PPP (20)
  •      MMA (6)
  •      NP (5)
  •      PMAP (2)
  •      ANP (1)
National Assembly Political groups

Government Coalition (178)

  •      PTI (157)
  •      MQM–P (7)
  •      BAP (5)
  •      PML–Q (5)
  •      GDA (3)
  •      AML (1)

Confidence and supply (6)

  •      BNP–M (4)
  •      JWP (1)
  •      IND (1)

Opposition (158)

  •      PML–N (84)
  •      PPP (54)
  •      MMA (16)
  •      IND (3)
  •      ANP (1)
Elections
Senate Voting system Single Transferable Vote
National Assembly Voting system Mixed member majoritarian (First past the post for most seats, 60 seats reserved for women and 10 seats reserved for religious minorities by proportional representation)
Senate Last election 3 March 2018
National Assembly Last election 25 July 2018
Meeting place
Parliament House Building
Islamabad, Pakistan
Website
www.na.gov.pk
www.senate.gov.pk

The Parliament of Pakistan, officially known as Majlis-e-Shoora (Urdu: مجلس شوری, Council of Advisors in Urdu and Persian, although referred to as "Parliament") is the federal and supreme legislative body of Pakistan. It is bicameral federal legislature of Pakistan that consists of the Senate (upper house) and the National Assembly (lower house). According to Article 50 of the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan, the Council also includes the President of Pakistan.

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