Press Release

29th November,2022

Ambassador of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, Nawaf Bin Said Al-Malki calling on Chairman Senate, Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani at Parliament House Islamabad read more..

24th November,2022

Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has congratulated General Asim Munir on his appointment as Chief of Army Staff and General Sahir Shamshad Mirza as Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee. read more..

24th November,2022

Chairman Senate, Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani and Senators offering Fateha on the sad demise of the Mother of Dr. Syed Tauqir Hussain Shah, Secretary to Prime Minister at his Residence in Islamabad read more..

23rd November,2022

Chairman Senate, Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani in A Meeting with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO) Engineer Abdul Karim Jamali at Parliament House, Islamabad read more..

13th November,2022

Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani condemns immense Loss of life in Istanbul read more..

The Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan

“The chairman senate presides over the house when it debates and takes up government, private members and house business”. A Senator can be the holder of this office, and has to be voted by the majority of the Members.

The chairman is the custodian of the House of Federation and remains politically impartial at the time of discharging his duties. The Chairman represents both the opposition and treasury benches. In absence of the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Chairman acts as the President.

Current Chairman

The current Chairman is Senator Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani who has been elected on 12th March, 2018. Learn more about the Chairman Senate

Election of the Chairman

The Chairman is first amongst the equals as he is elected through a secret ballot system from the sitting members of Senate.

Politically impartial

Chairman must be politically impartial. Members are entitled to expect that, even though the Chairman belongs to and are nominated to the position by a political party, his or her functions will be carried out impartially. At the same time, a Chairman is entitled to expect support from all Members regardless of their party.

The Chairman’s representative role

The Chairman is the spokesperson for the House (in its relations with the other parts of the Parliament—the National Assembly and the President of Pakistan, the other arms of government—the Executive and the Judiciary, and with other outside bodies and people. In this role Chairman is expected to maintain the authority of the House, and to protect its rights and privileges.

In the Chair—the Chairman’s procedural role

As Presiding Officer the Chairman chairs the meetings of the House and ensures they are conducted in an orderly manner and according to the provisions of the Constitution and the Rules of procedure and conduct of Business in the Senate.

The Chairman must ensure that the rules of parliamentary procedure as embodied in the Senate Rules and practice of the House are applied. The Chairman interprets and applies the standing orders, responds to Members’ points of order relating to them and gives rulings on procedure when necessary.