List of committees of the Senate of Pakistan

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The Senate of Pakistan has a number of committees each of which handles a specific legislative area. The committee members usually have specialized knowledge or interest in the matters under their jurisdiction. The committees monitor government activities, identify issues suitable for legislative review, gather and evaluate information, and recommend courses of action to the Senate. The number of committees has gradually increased from six during Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's government (1973–77) to fifty-two, as of 2017. There are several types of committee, with the majority (thirty-four) called the "standing committees" and others called "functional committee".

Standing committees
Committee name Chairperson[1][2][3] Secretary Committee
1 Aviation Mushahid Ullah Khan (PML-N) Hafeezullah Sheikh
2 Cabinet Secretariat Muhammad Talha Mahmood (JUI-F) Hyder Ali Sundrani
3 Commerce & Textiles Mirza Muhammad Afridi (Independent) Iffat Mustafa
4 Communications Prince Ahmed Umer Ahmedzai (BAP) Shaukat Javaid
5 Climate Change Sitara Ayaz (ANP) Khalid Kamal Veryamani
6 Defence Waleed Iqbal (PTI) Dr. Syed Pervaiz Abbas
7 Defence Production Lt. General (R) Abdul Qayyum (PML-N) Arshad Jan Pathan
8 Federal Education and Professional Training Rahila Magsi (PML-N) Faiqa Abdul Hayee
9 Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization Farooq Naek (PPP) Muhammad Tahir Khan
10 Foreign Affairs Mushahid Hussain (PML-N) Dr. Syed Pervaiz Abbas
11 Housing and Works Mir Kabeer Ahmed Muhammad Shahi (NP) Mughees Ahmad Shaikh
12 Inter-Provincial Coordination Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Nasar (PML-N) Asim Khan Goraya
13 Interior Abdul Rehman Malik (PPPP) Javed Iqbal
14 Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Faisal Javed Khan (PTI) Qurat ul Ain
15 Industries and Production Hidayat Ullah (Independent) Farzana Khan
16 Information Technology and Telecommunications Rubina Khalid (PPP) Asim Khan Goraya
17 Kashmir Affairs & Gilgit Baltistan Sajid Mir (PML-N) Faiqa Abdul Hayee
18 Law and Justice Muhammad Javed Abbasi (PML-N) Rabeea Anwar
19 Maritime Affairs Nuzhat Sadiq (PML-N) Javed Iqbal
20 Narcotics Control Sardar Muhammad Shafiq Tareen (Independent) Zarghoona Shabbir
21 National Food Security and Research Syed Muzafar Hussain Shah (PML-F) Hafeezullah Sheikh
22 National Health Services Regulations and Coordination Sajjad Hussain Turi (Independent) Malik Arshad Iqbal
23 Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Baz Muhammad Khan (ANP) Shaukat Javaid
24 Parliamentary Affairs Saeed Ghani (PPPP) Rafiullah
25 Planning Development and Reform atta-ur-rehman (jamiat ulema-e-islam (f) Hammad Khan Marri
26 Postal Services Khushbakht Shujaat (MQM) Fahmeed Ahmed
27 Power Fida Mohammad Khan (PTI) Tayyib Bin Tahir Khan
28 Privatization Mir Muhammad Yousaf Badini (Independent) Ch. Salamat Ali
29 Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony Maulana Hafiz Hamdullah (JUI-F) Hammad Khan Marri
30 Planning Development and Reforms Col (R) Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi (MQM) Farzana Khan
31 Railway Muhammad Asad Ali Khan Junejo (Independent) Jamil Ahmed Khoso
32 States and Frontier Regions Hilal-ur-Rehman (Independent) Shaukat Javaid
33 Science and Technology Mushtaq Ahmad Khan (JI) Haris Rehman
34 Water Resources Shammim Afridi (PML-N) Javed Iqbal
Functional Committees
Committee name Chairperson[1] Secretary Committee
Government Assurances Muhammad Tahir Bizenjo Muhammad Tahir Khan
Human Rights Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar (PPP) Malik Arshad Iqbal
Problems of Less Developed Areas Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar (PMAP) Masror Hausen
Devolution Mir Kabeer Ahmed Muhammad Shahi (NP) Rabeea Anwar
Other Committees
Committee name Chairperson[1] Secretary Committee
Rules of Procedure and Privileges Dr. Jehanzeb Jamaldini (BNP-M) Muhammad Anwar
Delegated Legislation Taj Haider (PPPP) Masror Hausen
Special Committees
Committee name Chairperson[1] Secretary Committee
China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) Sherry Rehman (PPPP) Masror Hausen
Issue of Lapse of Various Foreign Scholarships Syed Muzafar Hussain Shah (PML-F)
Ethics Mian Raza Rabbani (PPPP) Rabeea Anwar
The Performance of PIA Mushahid Ullah Khan (PML-N) Hafeezullah Sheikh
The Twenty Four Demands made by Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Syed Muzafar Hussain Shah (PML-F) Zarghona Shabbir
Bipartisan Special Oversight Committee Rabeea Anwar
Oversight Committee Muhammad Javed Abbasi (PML-N) Rabeea Anwar
Gas Infra Structure Development Cess Bill, 2015 Ilyas Ahmad Bilour (ANP) Iffat Mustafa
Marginalized Segments of Society Nisar Muhammad (PML-N) Mughees Ahmad Shaikh
The Drafting Committee of the Committee of the Whole
Select Committees
Committee Name Chairperson Secretary Committee
The Right to Information Bill, 2016 Farhatullah Babar
Domestic Committees
Committee name Chairperson[1] Secretary Committee
Senate House Committee Molana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri (JUI-F) Hafeezullah Sheikh
Senate Finance Committee Mian Raza Rabbani (PPPP) Amjed Pervez Malik
Business Advisory Committee Mian Raza Rabbani (PPPP) Amjed Pervez Malik
Senate Library Committee Nuzhat Sadiq (PML-N) Shagufta Shaukat


  1. ^ a b c d e "List of chairpersons". Senate of Pakistan. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Senate of Pakistan". Retrieved 2018-11-26.
  3. ^ "Senate of Pakistan". Retrieved 2019-05-09.

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