Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan
|Speaker of |
the National Assembly of Pakistan
|National Assembly of Pakistan|
(Informal; while presiding the house)
|Appointer||Elected by the National Assembly|
|Term length||As long as the current assembly remains in power, the Speaker continues to exercise its authority|
|Formation||Constitution of Pakistan|
(12 April 1973)
|First holder||Muhammad Ali Jinnah|
(11 August 1947)
|Website||Speaker National Assembly|
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The Speaker's is the highest office of the National Assembly of Pakistan. The Speaker presides over the Session composed of the people's representatives elected on the basis of universal franchise.
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In addition, the Speaker is the spokesman of the House to the outside world, and is non-partisan in his approach. In order to exercise the great authority that stems from the respect, affection and consideration which every Member of the House bestows upon the holder of this high office, the Speaker shows complete impartiality in the discharge of his functions.
When the National Assembly is dissolved he continues in his office, till a new Speaker is elected.