|Parliament name (generic / translated)
||Majlis-E-Shoora / Parliament
|Structure of parliament
|Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments)
||11 February 2002
Election Laws (Volume I - III)
|Mode of designation
||indirectly elected 100
||- four constituencies of 22 seats corresponding to the country's four provinces (14 general seats; 4 reserved for women and 4 for technocrats/ulemas);
- one constituency of eight seats (8 general seats) corresponding to the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATAs, tribal zones under federal administration);
- one constituency of 4 seats (2 general seats, 1 seat reserved for women and 1 for a technocrat or ulemas) corresponding to the federal capital.
Proportional representation system and single transferable vote.
22 Senators are elected by each of Pakistan's four Provincial Assemblies, 8 are elected by the National Assembly members from the Federally Administered Tribal Area and 4 are chosen from the Federal Capital by members of the National Assembly.
Vacancies arising between general elections are filled through by-elections.
Voting is not compulsory.
||- membership of Provincial Assembly or National Assembly
- age: 30 years
- Pakistani citizenship
- good moral reputation
- if Muslim, fulfilment of certain conditions relating to Islam
- ineligibility: conviction of crime involving moral turpitude or giving false evidence, personal action against the integrity of the country, undischarged bankruptcy, imprisonment for a term of not less than five years
- government contractors
||- membership of the armed forces
- holding of public office or office of profit in the service of Pakistan
||- candidatures proposed and seconded by electors of the same constituency
- deposit of Rs. 2,000