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Parliament name (generic / translated) Majlis-E-Shoora / Parliament
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name Senate
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) National Assembly
Electoral Law 11 February 2002
Election Laws (Volume I - III)
Mode of designation indirectly elected 100
Constituencies - 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.
Voting system : Indirect elections.
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.
Voter requirements - membership of Provincial Assembly or National Assembly

Eligibility Qualified electors
- 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
Incompatibilities - membership of the armed forces
- holding of public office or office of profit in the service of Pakistan
Candidacy requirements - candidatures proposed and seconded by electors of the same constituency
- deposit of Rs. 2,000

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