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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.

The Senate of Pakistan has been given representation in the Public Accounts Committee. PAC to include Six members from the Senate; one from each province, Islamabad Capital territory and the Federal Administered Tribal Areas, out of which three shall be from the Treasury Benches and three from the Opposition Benches.

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Senate News

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Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani asks the government to follow clause (2) of Article 89 of the Constitution while laying an Ordinance

Senate Defence Committee briefed on Pakistan-Afghan border situation: Khawaja Asif talks of National Narrative on security: Mushahid condemns terrorism in Afghanistan, France, Saudi Arabia, hails Turkish resistance to abortive coup.

Public Petitions

Public petitions may be presented on any matter connected with the business pending before the House or a Committee, or any matter of general public interest which is primarily the concern of the Government, provided that it is not one which falls within the cognizance of a court of law or tribunal, and it shall not directly relate to a matter pending before any court or other authority performing judicial or quasi-judicial functions.

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