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The National Assembly Session has been prorogued on Tuesday, the 7th February, 2017 | Committee Meetings:10:30 AM: 34th Meeting of the Standing Committee on Housing & Works at Committee Room of PIPS, Parliament Lodges, Islamabad | 10:30 AM: National Food Security and Research (REVISED) at Tando Allah Yar, Sindh | 11:00 AM: Meetings of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) (Revised) at Committee Room No. 2 | 11:00 AM: 1st Meeting of the Sub-Committee of the SC on Planning, Development & Reforms at Office/Chamber of Deputy Speaker, NA Secretariat, Parliament House, Islamabad | 11:00 AM: 32nd Meeting of the Standing Committee on Interior & Narcotics Control at Conference Room of NADRA HQ, Islamabad | 02:00 PM: 48th Meeting of SC on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics & Privatization (Revised) at Committee Room No. 7 | 03:00 PM: Meeting of the Sub-Committee-I of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) (REVISED) at Committee Room No. 2 |

LIBRARY OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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INTRODUCTION

The National Assembly Library is one of the most modern libraries of the country located on the main floor of the Parliament House.  It has been equipped to deal with the requirements of the national parliament and is primarily meant for the use of the members and officers of the National Assembly.  The Library provides references and documentation services to the parliamentary leadership, house members and standing committees in addition to assist the Senators within its premises.

Under Rule 208 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly 2007, a House and Library committee exists with Deputy Speaker National Assembly as Chairman to provide guidance for the improvement of facilities in the National Assembly Library.

This Library has a collection of appx. 85,000 volumes of books including National Assembly debates 1947 onwards, UK House of Commons debates 1066 - 1990, the Indian Legislative Assembly debates 1921-47, the Council of State of India debates 1921-46, Lok Sabha and Rajiya Sabha of India 1947-76, Gazette of Pakistan 1947 onwards, reports of Federal Government, United Nations and its agencies and related documents of parliamentary interest.

Law journals, Pakistan Legal Decisions (PLD), Supreme Court Monthly Review (SCMR), Civil Law Cases (CLC), Monthly Law Digest (MLD), National Law Reports (NLR), All India Reporter (AIR), Tribunal Decisions (TD) and Pakistan Labour Cases (PLC) and collection of Presidential Orders, Ordinances/Acts/MLR/Chief Executive Orders are also available from 1947 onwards.

The debates of the National Assembly are available in the form of Microfilm 1947 to 1998. The Proceedings of the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States 1985-2011 are also available on the Microfiche. The legislators may access this facility on premises.

The facility of Wifi / Internet is also available for the use of members in the Library's Reading Room.

The National Assembly library has also subscribed the Higher Education Commission digital library and members may like to avail this depository of online books through E-link http://www.digitallibrary.edu.pk/nat_assem_sec.html.

The collection available in the Library has been cataloged and interested readers can access this catalogue through internet.

Research Scholars/students are allowed access to the archives of Parliamentary Proceedings  and publications subject to certain security formalities and at least fifteen days are required to process such requests along with verification of credential of interested students/scholars from head of departments/university.