THIS IS PAKISTAN
Basic Facts About Pakistan
Pakistan constitutes a Parliamentary form of government as specified under the 1973 constitution, which delegates the President as the supreme head of the state and the Prime Minister as the head of the government.
Head of the State
Asif Ali Zardari
Head of the Government
Mir Hazar Khan Khoso
Parliament consists of two houses i.e., the Senate (Upper House) and the National Assembly (Lower House). The Senate is a permanent legislative body and symbolises continuity in national affairs. It consists of 100 members. The four Provincial Assemblies, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and the Federal Capital form the Electoral College. The National Assembly has a total membership of 342 elected through adult suffrage (272 general seats, 60 female seats and 10 non-Muslim seats).
Pakistan is divided into four provinces: Balochistan, Punjab, Sindh, and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as North West Frontier Province). The tribal belt adjoining Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is managed by the federal government and is called the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas have their own respective political and administrative machinery, yet some of their subjects fall under federal government through the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas. Provinces of Pakistan are further divided into divisions and districts.
FATA consist of 13 agencies and Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas have 7 and 5 districts respectively.
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