The Parliament House building in Islamabad was inaugurated on 28th May, 1986. It took exactly 11 years to build. It was designed by Edward Durel Stone, an architect from USA.
The first floor (total covered area 176,294 sq. feet) has offices of the Chairman and Deputy Chairman Senate and Chambers for Leader of the House and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate. This floor caters for offices of 14 Federal Ministers, Secretary Senate and senior officers of the Senate Secretariat. It also has three Committee Rooms, equipped with modem public address system. The Senators’ Services Centre, the Senate Library and the Cafeteria are also housed on this floor.
The second floor has a covered area of 128,134 sq. feet. The National Assembly and the Senate Halls are situated on this floor. It also houses the chambers of the Prime Minister, Speaker and Deputy Speaker National Assembly and offices for 16 Ministers. The Library of the National Assembly and a Committee Room are also located on this floor.
The third floor has a covered area of 58,012 sq. feet. Some offices of the Senate and the National Assembly Secretariat are set up on this level. The Press Lounge is also located on this floor.
On the fourth floor are located the President’s Chamber, a Committee Room as well as the offices of the National Assembly Secretariat. It also houses camp offices of Press Information Department (PID), Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), Pakistan Press International (PPI), Pakistan Television (PTV) and Pakistan Broad Casting Corporation (PBC).