Committees

Recognized as political nerve ends, the gatherers of information, the sifters of alternatives, the refiners of legislative detail, and the eyes and ears of the Parliament, much of the business of the House is handled by the Committees. The Senate of Pakistan has an efficient Committee System which has established traditions of sovereignty of the Parliament over the years and has dealt with a wide range of issues of national importance and public interest.

Senate Committees

  • Standing Committees
  • Functional Committees
  • Domestic Committees
  • Other Committees
  • Special Committees
  • Select Committees on Bills

 

Under the Senate rules, there shall be a Standing Committee that deals with the business of the Government relating to the Ministry with which it is concerned or any other matter referred to it by the Senate or the Chairman Senate. A Committee is authorized to examine suo moto the budgetary allocation, administration, legislation, public petitions and the policies of the Ministry concerned and its attached Divisions.

Besides Standing Committees, there are the functional Committees, (i) Committee on Government Assurances (ii) Committee on Problems of Less Developed Areas (iii) Committee on Devolution and (iv) Committee on Human Rights.

In addition to the above Committees, there are other Committees, namely the Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges and the Committee on Delegated Legislation. While, House Committee and Library Committee are the domestic committees of the Senate of Pakistan concerning with the issues, requirements and provision of a wide range of facilities & modern solutions to the Senators from facilitation of accommodations to ensuring access of members to a vast range of books and international journals.

Special Committee and Select Committee on Bills are also constituted through a motion by the House whenever the need for the formation of such committees arises on special issues, subjects or bills and the provisions relating to the Standing Committees shall apply mutatis mutandis to a Select Committee and a Special Committee.


S. No. Committee Name Committee Type Chairperson/ Convener Committee Secretary Members
1 Committee to consider and make recommendations on the Money Bill, the Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2024 Special Committee Farooq Hamid Naek Iffat Mustafa View Members
2 Business Advisory Committee Domestic Committee Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani Syed Hasnain Haider View Members
3 Senate Finance Committee Domestic Committee Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani Syed Hasnain Haider View Members
4 Senate House Committee House Committee Syedaal Khan Muhammad Zubair Thaheem View Members
5 Finance and Revenue Standing Committee Saleem Mandviwalla Iffat Mustafa View Members
6 Planning Development and Special Initiatives Standing Committee Qurat-Ul-Ain Marri Hassan Farooq Dar View Members
7 Foreign Affairs Standing Committee Irfan-ul-Haque Siddiqui Hafsa Farooq View Members
8 Climate Change Standing Committee Sherry Rehman Wajeeha Riaz View Members
9 Federal Education, Professional Training Standing Committee Bushra Anjum Butt Ghulam Muhammad Shar View Members
10 Cabinet Secretariat Standing Committee Rana Mahmood ul Hassan Mir Shai Mazar Baloch View Members
11 Communications Standing Committee Pervaiz Rashid Mughees Ahmad Shaikh View Members
12 Water Resources Standing Committee Shahadat Awan Sara Saleem View Members
13 Law and Justice Standing Committee Farooq Hamid Naek Muhammad Javed Iqbal View Members
14 Aviation Standing Committee Abdul Qudoos Syed Khurram Hussain Naqvi View Members
15 Commerce Standing Committee Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan Zeshan Qamar View Members
16 Devolution Functional Committee Dr Zarqa Suharwardy Taimur View Members
17 Economic Affairs Standing Committee Saifullah Abro View Members
18 Housing and Works Standing Committee Nasir Mehmood Muhammad Asghar Gondal View Members
19 Human Rights Standing Committee Samina Mumtaz Zehri Wijdan Khaliq View Members
20 Industries and Production Standing Committee Aon Abbas View Members
21 Information and Broadcasting Standing Committee Syed Ali Zafar View Members
22 Information Technology and Telecommunication Standing Committee Palwasha Mohammad Zai Khan Lt Col R Syed Asim Raza View Members
23 Interior Standing Committee Faisal Saleem Rahman Muhammad Azam Sulahri View Members
24 Maritime Affairs Standing Committee M Fesal Vawda Hafeezullah Sheikh View Members
25 National Food Security and Research Standing Committee View Members
26 National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Standing Committee Amir Waliuddin Chishti Bushra Rafique Dahar View Members
27 Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Standing Committee Zeeshan Khanzada View Members
28 Parliamentary Affairs Standing Committee Mohammad Humayun Mohmand View Members
29 Petroleum Standing Committee Umer Farooq Muhammad Bilal Bokhari View Members
30 Poverty Alleviation & Social Safety Standing Committee Sardar Al Haj Muhammad Umer Gorgaij Nauroze Khan View Members
31 Power Standing Committee Mohsin Aziz View Members
32 Privatization Standing Committee Muhammad Tallal Badar View Members
33 Railways Standing Committee Jam Saifullah Khan Akhunzada Attaullah Khan Malik View Members
34 Problems of Less Developed Areas Functional Committee Shahzaib Durrani Muhammad Shafiq View Members
35 Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony Standing Committee Atta Ur Rehman View Members
36 Rules of Procedure and Privileges Standing Committee View Members
37 Science and Technology Standing Committee Kamil Ali Agha View Members
38 States and Frontier Regions Standing Committee View Members