Provincial Assembly is the elected assembly of Punjab. The Assembly was
established under Article 106 of the Constitution of Pakistan. It is
located in Lahore
There are three main functions performed by the Assembly viz a viz,
legislation, management of public money and policy making.
After the first meeting of the Assembly, the members take an oath. The
Assembly elects, from amongst its members, a Speaker and a Deputy Speaker.
After the election of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker, the Assembly
cannot transact any other business unless it elects the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister is elected in a special session, summoned by the
Governor on a day specified by the President. The Chief Minister obtains
vote of confidence from the Assembly within 60 days of assuming office.
There are a total of 371 seats
in the Punjab Assembly. Of these, 297 are filled by direct elections. In
addition, the reserves 8 seats for religious minorities and 66 seats for