Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan

Chairman Of The Senate Of Pakistan

Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan

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The current Chairman (presiding officer) of the Senate of Pakistan is Farooq Naek since 12 March, 2009.

The first Chairman of the Senate was Justice Khan Habibullah Khan Marwat.

History

The 1970 Assembly framed the 1973 Constitution which was passed on 12 April and promulgated on 14 August 1973. Justice (Rtd) Khan Sahib HABIBULLAH Khan Marwat was elected as a First ever and Second Chairman Senate of Pakistan. Justice (Rtd) Khan Habibullah Khan Marwat (1901-1978)was a Meenakhel by origin, educated at Islamia College Peshawar, Edwardes College Peshawar, ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY. Was Justice of West Pakistan High Court, first & second Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan. (KHAN SAHIB) Khan Habibullah Khan Marwat also remained as an acting President of Pakistan, when the President Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry went abroad. Pakistan's Interior Minister and also Chief Minister of West Pakistan (One Unit).Was elected to the first ever Legislative Council of NWFP (1932) first as a member and later Deputy Speaker. He was also the Chief of his tribe (Marwat).The 1973 Constitution provides for a parliamentary form of Government with a bicameral legislature, comprising the National Assembly and the Senate. The membership of the Senate, which was originally 45, was raised to 63 in 1977 and to 87 in 1985. The government of Gen. Pervez Musharraf raised the membership of the Senate from 87 to 100 through the Legal Framework Order (LFO), 2002, enforced on 21 August 2002.

After Independence, the...
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