It is my pleasure to welcome you to the official website of Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, the largest province of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. This website provides a technological door that is always open to any information about our institution, its documents and research sources to ensure the greatest transparency, establishing direct linkage between parliamentarians and civil society and making parliamentary activities known to all and sundry.
Our website reflects the functioning of the Assembly and its Committees. We are broadcasting live Audio/Video proceedings of the sessions of the Assembly and its archive is also available. Members of the Assembly and the Secretariat can be contacted via e- mail.
The website contains parliamentary documents and a compendium of all the laws applicable in the Province since 1860 to-date. These laws can be accessed through comprehensive search facility. A comprehensive document about the Decisions of the Chair is also available on the website.
Our website provides the latest information about the session (including the agenda, summary of the proceedings, etc) latest notifications, publications, biography of the Members with comprehensive search facility, Rules of Procedure, Bills, information about the Secretariat, press releases, tenders, job opportunities and many more things.
Please take time to familiarize yourself with our website and enjoy your online stay with us. You can take virtual tour of the building and can make your visit memorable.
In spite of its being large and articulated, the website is easily surfable. You can find the required information instantly with the search option.
We are proud of the very high numbers of hits received by our website every day, still we welcome suggestions and advice to improve our performance. This Secretariat is open to the requests for information and feedback coming from the civil society.
I am convinced that information technologies are of vital importance today for the timely delivery of information, instant communication, rapid progress of the country, improvement of the quality of work, and involving society and media in the parliamentary affairs of the Province.
RANA MUHAMMAD IQBAL KHAN
Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
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ROLE OF SPEAKER
The Speaker takes a cardinal position in the Assembly. Although he is elected as a nominee of a political party, it is assumed that he would conduct the business of the Assembly as an impartial arbiter and shall manage the proceedings in line with the established norms of democracy. He is also required to effect a balance between the Treasury Benches and the Opposition Benches.
At the commencement of each session, the Speaker nominates, in order of precedence, from amongst the members, a panel of not more than four Chairmen to preside over the sittings of the Assembly in the absence of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker
In addition to the functions relating to the conduct of business of the Assembly, the Speaker also performs certain administrative and financial functions under the Constitution and the rules. Briefly to say, the Speaker is required −
(a) to take the Chair at every sitting of the Assembly at the appointed time;
(b) to call a sitting to order and to conduct business;
(c) to preserve order and decorum, and to enforce decisions;
(d) to decide all points of order;
(e) to suspend or expel a member;
(f) to order the Galleries to be cleared or any stranger to be removed;
(g) to hold a secret sitting of the Assembly;
(h) to expunge any remarks from the proceedings of the Assembly; and
(i) to amend notices and motions.