Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - Provincial Government

Provincial Government

Provincial symbols of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (unofficial)
Provincial animal Kabul Markhor
Provincial bird White-crested Kalij Pheasant
Provincial tree Juniperus squamata
Provincial flower Morina

The unicameral Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa consists of 124 seats: 2% of them reserved for non-Muslims and 17% for women.

The President of Pakistan appoints a Governor as head of the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. There is a directly elected Provincial Assembly, which has 124 elected members (including 22 seats reserved for women and 3 seats for non-Muslims). The Provincial Assembly elects a Chief Minister to act as the chief executive of the province, assisted by a cabinet of ministers.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa consists of 25 districts, comprising 20 Settled Area Districts and 5 Provincially Administered Tribal Area (PATA) Districts. The administration of the PATA districts is vested in the President of Pakistan and the Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, by Articles 246 and 247 of the Constitution of Pakistan.

The 25 districts are:
  • Abbottabad
  • Bannu
  • Batagram
  • Buner
  • Charsadda
  • Chitral
  • Dera Ismail Khan
  • Dir Upper
  • Dir Lower
  • Hangu
  • Haripur
  • Karak
  • Kohat
  • Kohistan
  • Lakki Marwat
  • Malakand
  • Mansehra
  • Mardan
  • Nowshera
  • Peshawar
  • Swabi
  • Swat
  • Shangla
  • Tank
  • Tor Ghar

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