A comparative analysis of qualification of the elected members of all the four provincial assemblies of Pakistan shows that Punjab Assembly has the highest number of law graduates as well as those who are just matriculate as its members.
The numbers show that 42 members (almost 15%) of the Punjab Assembly comprises of the members who have done LLB, four are with LLM degrees and one member is having LLB (Hons) degree.
Seven percent of the members are just matriculate (have passed grade-10) and there are two members who are under matriculate.
In Sindh Assembly, 12 percent of the members (21) are law graduates, three members have done LLM, 1 Bar-at-Law and one member has done PhD in Law.
Sindh Assembly is the only house among the four where all members are at least graduates. Five percent (10) of the members are MBBS doctors and two are MCPS.
In Balochistan, 8 percent (5) of the members are with LLB degrees and one with LLM degree. Six percent of the members are just matriculate and one is under matric.
In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 6 percent (five) of the members are law graduate. Six percent of the members are matriculate and five percent are just middle (grade-8) pass.
As far as religious education is concerned four members of Punjab Assembly are Shahdat-ul-Almia graduate, one such graduate is in KPK Assembly while four members of the Balochistan Assembly have completed education from Deeni Madaris (religious seminaries).
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