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Qualifications for membership of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament)

62.    (1)    A person shall not be qualified to be elected or chosen as a member of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) unless—

    (a)    he is a citizen of Pakistan;

    (b)     he is, in the case of the National Assembly, not less than twenty-five years of age and is enrolled as a voter in any electoral roll in—

         (i)     any part of Pakistan, for election to a general seat or a seat reserved for non-Muslims; and

         (ii)     any area in a Province from which she seeks membership for election to a seat reserved for women.

   (c)    he is, in the case of the Senate, not less than thirty years of age and is enrolled as a voter in any area in a Province or, as the case may be, the Federal Capital, from where he seeks membership;

   (d)    he is of good character and is not commonly known as one who violates Islamic Injunctions;

   (e)     he has adequate knowledge of Islamic teachings and practices obligatory duties prescribed by Islam as well as abstains from major sins;

   (f)    he is sagacious, righteous, non-profligate, honest and ameen, there being no declaration to the contrary by a court of law; and

   (g)    he has not, after the establishment of Pakistan, worked against the integrity of the country or opposed the ideology of Pakistan.

(2)    The disqualifications specified in paragraphs (d) and (e) shall not apply to a person who is a non-Muslim, but such a person shall have good moral reputation.