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Pakistan
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Executive

Legislative
  • Government
  • Parliament
  • Senate
    • Chairman (Mohammedmian Soomro)
  • National Assembly
    • Speaker (Ch. Amir Hussain)
    • Deputy Speaker (Sardar Muhammad Yaqub)
Judicial
Provincial Governments
Subdivisions
Elections

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The National Assembly is the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of Pakistan. A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house. ... In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... The Parliament of Pakistan is known as the Majlis-e-Shoora (Council of Advisors). ...

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Governance and structure

The Speaker of the House presides over the Assembly, and acts as the president of the country if both the President and the Chairman of the Senate are not present. The leader of the largest party in the Assembly often serves as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress (i. ... The Prime Minister (Vazir-e-Azam) of Pakistan is the Head of Government of Pakistan. ...


Composition and elections

There are 345 seats in the National Assembly of Pakistan; there are 72 women members currently, and Pakistani Law requires that atleast 20% of the members be women. Every citizen of Pakistan aged 26 or above is eligible to become a member of the House if he or she wins from his or her electoral ward in an election. Members of the National Assembly are elected by the people in competitive multi-party elections, to be held at most five years apart.


Dissolution

The President of Pakistan may dissolve the Assembly before the end of its regular five-year term, at his own initiative - subject to Supreme Court approval or veto - or at the initiative of the Prime Minister. If dissolved, new elections are conducted for the Assembly. Article 58 of the Constitution of Pakistan deals with the dissolution of the Assembly: The President of Pakistan (Sadr-e-Mumliqat) is Pakistans Head of State. ... Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad The Supreme Court is the apex court in Pakistans judicial hierarchy, the final arbiter of legal and constitutional disputes. ... There have been several documents known as the Constitution of Pakistan. ...


Article 58

(1) The President shall dissolve the National Assembly if so advised by the Prime Minister; and the National Assembly shall, unless sooner dissolved, stand dissolved at the expiration of forty-eight hours after the Prime Minister has so advised.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (2) of Article 48, the President may also dissolve the National Assembly in his discretion where, in his opinion,:
(a) a vote of no-confidence having been passed against the Prime Minister, no other member of the National Assembly is likely to command the confidence of the majority of the members of the National Assembly in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution as ascertained in a session of the National Assembly summoned for the purpose; or
(b) a situation has arisen in which the Government of the Federation cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and an appeal to the electorate is necessary.
(3) The President in case of dissolution of the National Assembly under paragraph (b) of clause (2) shall, within fifteen days of the dissolution, refer the matter to the Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court shall decide the reference within thirty days, whose decision shall be final.

See also

The Senate of Pakistan is the upper House of the bicameral Parliament of Pakistan. ... // Overview Political Groupings Pakistans two largest mainstream parties are the left-wing Pakistan Peoples Party and the centrist Pakistan Muslim League. ... The Prime Minister (Vazir-e-Azam) of Pakistan is the Head of Government of Pakistan. ... There have been several documents known as the Constitution of Pakistan. ...

External links

National Assembly of Pakistan: http://www.na.gov.pk


 
 

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