The Senate of Pakistan

The Senate is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of Pakistan.

Elections are held every three years (3) for one half of the Senate.


Each Senator has a term of six (6) years.

There is equal provincial membership (25 members from every province) in the Senate.


If the office of the President of Pakistan becomes vacant, or the President is unable to perform his functions, the Chairman of the Senate acts as President until a President is elected.

The longest serving senator of Pakistan is Wasim Sajjad.


The Chairman of the Senate is Raza Rabbani since 12 March 2015.

There are one hundred and four senatorial seats.


Pakistani constitution requires that there be at least 17 women Senators.

Members of the Senate are elected according to Article 59 of the Constitution.


Latest Senate elections held in Pakistan on 5 March 2015 to elect the replacements for 52 retiring senators.