Tuesday, January 2, 2024

The Provincial Assembly of Sindh: History, Functions, and Role in Pakistan

Provincial Assembly of Sindh is the legislative body of the Pakistani province of Sindh

The Provincial Assembly of Sindh is the legislative body of the Pakistani province of Sindh. It is located in Karachi, the provincial capital. The assembly consists of 168 members, who are elected for a five-year term. The assembly has 130 general seats, 29 seats for women, and 9 seats for non-Muslims. The assembly elects the speaker, the deputy speaker, the leader of the house, and the leader of the opposition. The current speaker is Agha Siraj Durrani, who belongs to the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

     The Provincial Assembly of Sindh was established in 1970, after the dissolution of the One Unit system in Pakistan. The first assembly had 60 members, and the first session was held on 8 June 1972. The assembly was suspended in 1977, after the imposition of martial law by General Zia-ul-Haq. The assembly was restored in 1985, under the non-party based elections. The assembly was again dissolved in 1988, 1990, 1993, and 1996, due to the dismissal of the federal governments. The assembly was also suspended in 1999, after the military coup by General Pervez Musharraf. The assembly was revived in 2002, under the Legal Framework Order. The assembly was dissolved in 2007, after the declaration of emergency by Musharraf. The assembly was re-elected in 2008, 2013, and 2018, under the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan.

     The Provincial Assembly of Sindh has the power to make laws on the subjects that are assigned to the provinces by the Constitution. The assembly also approves the provincial budget and oversees the performance of the provincial government. The assembly can also pass resolutions, motions, and adjournment motions on matters of public interest. The assembly can also form committees to examine various issues and bills. The assembly can also summon any person or authority to give evidence or produce documents. The assembly can also amend the Constitution, with the consent of the federal government and the other provincial assemblies.

     The Provincial Assembly of Sindh is the representative of the people of Sindh, who have a rich and diverse cultural heritage. The assembly reflects the aspirations and grievances of the people, and strives to promote their welfare and development. The assembly also works to uphold the democratic values and principles of the country, and to foster harmony and cooperation among the federating units of Pakistan.

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The provincial capital, Karachi, is home to the assembly. The assembly has 168 members who serve for five years. Out of these, 130 are general seats. 😊

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