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Officers of the House

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Officers of the House


Rai Mumtaz Hussain Babar, Senior Secretary (Functions)

Mr. Muhammad Khan Bhatti, Secretary
Mr. Inayat Ullah Lak, Director General (Parliamentary Affairs & Research)

Mr. Arif Shaheen, Additional Secretary

Khalid Mahmood, Deputy Secretary (Legislation)




Rai Mumtaz Hussain Babar was born on September 10, 1960. After graduating from F.C. College, Lahore, he obtained Master's in Public Administration from University of the Punjab, Lahore in 1983. He joined Provincial Assembly of the Punjab Secretariat in August 1987 and has an emphatic experience of 28 years of service to his credit in this august institution. He served on a number of important positions in the Assembly Secretariat including Assistant Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Additional Secretary, and Special Secretary. Presently, he is serving as Senior Secretary w.e.f July 26, 2013. He has extensively traveled abroad including United States of America, United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland, France, Trinidad & Tobago and Scotland; and has attended several workshops, seminars/conferences organized by National/International Organizations and Institutions. He has successfully completed different courses conducted by Management and Professional Development Department (MPDD), Lahore and Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS), Islamabad. He has also attended various programmes/workshops organized by PIPS as resource person and has delivered lectures on the topic of “Parliamentary Affairs”.


Address:          21-B, GOR-II, Bahawalpur House, Mazang, Lahore

Phone:            Off: +92-42-99200317, 99200318, Res: +92-42-99210787,

                       Mob: +92-313-9200432, Fax: +92-42-99200330



Born on April 12, 1968, Mr. Muhammad Khan Bhatti has been serving as Secretary, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab since 2008. He completed his education from University of the Punjab and joined Government service in Civil Secretariat in 1988. He joined Assembly Secretariat in 1996. In Assembly secretariat, he has held different posts including Estate Officer, Deputy Secretary, Additional Secretary & Special Secretary. He also served as Additional Secretary & Special Secretary in the Chief Minister Punjab Secretariat on deputation. He was promoted to the post of Secretary, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on 8th March, 2008. He has vast experience of his job. He visited China and UAE.


Address:   1-B, GOR-I, Club Road, Lahore

Phone:      Off: +92-42-99200317, 99200318,  Res: +92-42-99204558,+92-300-8442829


Director General (Parliamentary Affairs & Research)


Born on 1.1.1963 at Sargodha; obtained Master degrees in the disciplines of Library Science, History and Political Science in 1986, 1988 and 1998 respectively from Punjab University; also obtained LL.B Degree in 1992 from University Law College and LL.M. from University of South Asia (USA). He joined Provincial Assembly of the Punjab Secretariat as Librarian (BS-17) on 9.9.1987; (BS-18) from 15.10.1997 to 4.5.2004 against upgraded post; promoted as Director (Research and Publications) (BS-19) (5.5.2004 to 15.9.2007). He was promoted as Director General (Parliamentary Affairs & Research) (BS-20) in 2007; and is functioning as such in BS-21. He attended workshops and seminars at national and international levels and delivered lectures in some of them. He also conducted as Resource Person training/orientation sessions on parliamentary procedures for the Members of the Provincial Assemblies of Punjab, Sindh, KPK and Baluchistan organized by PILDAT (Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency), WFD (Westminster Foundation for Democracy) and UNDP (United Nation’s Development Programme) at federal and provincial capitals of Pakistan. He traveled to USA, U.K, Spain, Canada, India, Thailand, Philippine, New Zealand, Australia, Norway, Grand Turks & Caicos Island, Dubai and Saudi Arabia.


Address:         84-B, GOR-II, Bahawalpur House, Lahore

Phone:           Off: +92-42-99200332,  +92-42-99200335-49 (Ext. 157), Cell: 0300-4407510



Additional Secretary


Born on October 25, 1967, Mr Arif Shaheen has been serving in Provincial Assembly of the Punjab since 1996. He holds the degree of LL.B. He has served as Protocol Officer, Public Relations Officer, Estate Officer, Editor of Debates, Law Officer, Assistant Secretary (PACs, Legis, Committees), Staff Officer to Mr Speaker, Additional Secretary (Admn) and now he is functioning as Additional Secretary (Legislation & Questions).
He has attended various national and international Workshops and Conferences on Parliamentary/Legislative Affairs. He has travelled to UK, Canada and USA for training courses. In 2016, he visited Australia for a course on “Effective and Efficient Management of Parliamentary Committees” organized by Australia Awards Pakistan (Australian Government); held at University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Address:       Flat No.107, Khushnuma Flats, GOR IV, Model Town, Lahore
Phone:          042-99200321 (Off); 042-99230959 (Res); 0322-4458825 (Cell)



Deputy Secretary (Legislation)


Mr. Khalid Mahmood holds the degrees of M.A. (English), M.A. (Urdu) and LL.B. He has a vast experience of serving in the Assembly Secretariat in various wings expanding over a period of three decades. He has been serving in Legislation wing of Punjab Assembly since 2002 and presently he is functioning as Deputy Secretary (Legislation) since July 16, 2013.


To his credit are a number of research publications of the Assembly Secretariat including ‘Biography of Members’ (2005), ‘The Punjab Parliamentarians’ (2007), ‘Handbook for Members’ (2008), ‘Biography of Members’ (2010) and ‘Handbook for Members’ (2017). He has also authored an Article titled “Tracing the History of the Punjab Provincial Assembly” published in 2009 in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’ Journal “The Parliamentarian” (published from London, UK). As a permanent member of Editorial Board, he is vigilant and responsible for updating official website of Punjab Assembly www.punjablaws.gov.pk which publishes all the laws applicable in the Punjab.


A number of workshops, seminars and conferences he attended, have complemented his service experience. He has also completed a number of training courses including ‘Legislative Research Training’ conducted by PLSP—USAID (Islamabad, 2006), ‘Legislative Drafting for Social Change’ conducted by PLSP—USAID (Islamabad, 2006), ‘Workshop on Rules of Procedure’ conducted by PIPS; and ‘Public Policy and Governance Course’ (MPDD). He has attended national conference, as Presenter, on “Harmonization of Rules of Procedure”, held in Islamabad in March 2016.


His international exposure has also played a vital role towards his career development; he visited UK for a study tour in March 2014 on invitation by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, UK. He has also completed a course on “Effective and Efficient Management of Parliamentary Committees” arranged by the Australian Government and it was conducted at University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in October-November 2014.


Address:         389-A1, Johar Town, Lahore

Phone:           +92-42-99200323, Cell: 0300-4119166

Functions & Duties of Secretary


Administrative Functions 


As an administrative Head, he is responsible for efficient and constructive administration of the affairs of the Assembly. He has multifarious duties of administrative nature. In particular - 

-he is the appointing authority in respect of posts from BS-1 to BS-16;

-acts as the 'Authority' and 'Appellate Authority' for specified categories of staff;

-he distributes work amongst various sections;

-he supervises the functioning of the Assembly Secretariat, and makes arrangements for smooth and prompt disposal of the legislative and other business of the Assembly and its Secretariat.

-supervises and leads the research oriented projects;

-makes arrangements for various publications;

-advises the Speaker on administrative matters. 


Legislative Functions


-advises the Speaker and the Assembly on all legal issues, including admissibility or otherwise of Bills, Resolutions, Questions, Adjournment Motions, Privilege Motions and other Motions;

-Supervises and manages the business of the Assembly;

-sits at the Table of the House to facilitate the Speaker in the disposal of Assembly business, and to advise him on legal and other issues arising during the course of a sitting of the Assembly;

-acts as Secretary to all the committees of the assembly; 


Financial Functions


-as Principal Accounts Officer, he manages and controls the Budget and expenditure of the Assembly and its Secretariat;

-acts as controlling officer for purposes of TA/DA to Members of the Assembly and staff of the Assembly Secretariat;

-acts as Chairman of the Special Departmental Accounts Committee.