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Senate of Pakistan gives equal representation to all federating units which is in line with the constitutional role attributed to the Upper House i.e. promotion of national cohesion and harmony. Each of the four provincial assemblies elect twenty three members from their respective provinces whereas four members are elected by the National Assembly from the Federal Capital and eight Members are elected from the Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in such manner as the president may by order prescribe. Senate is a permanent House which symbolizes a process of continuity in the national affairs. The term of its member is six years, however, one half of its members retire after ever three years.

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Dr Suddle urges Senate body to oversee implementation of law

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Senate Committee of the Whole discusses judicial reforms

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Senate Committee of the Whole discusses steps for speedy justice in the country

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Senate constituted a Committee of whole

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Tuesday 1 September 2015
# Meeting Date Time Committee Name Venue
1 1st September,2015
11:00 Law Justice and Human Rights Committee Room 4
A meeting of the Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development will be held on Tuesday 1 September 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Committee Room No. 4, Parliament House, Islamabad. View Notice

A meeting of the Standing Committee on Communicationst will be held on Tuesday 1 September 2015 at 01:45 p.m. in Committee Room No. 1, Parliament House, Islamabad. View Notice

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