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The Districts of Pakistan (Urdu: اضلاع پاکستان ) are the second order administrative divisions of Pakistan. Districts were the third order of administrative divisions, below provinces and "divisions", until the reforms of August 2000, when "divisions" were abolished. Districts now form the top tier of a three-tier system of local government with the two lower tiers composed of approximately 400 tehsils and more than six thousand union councils.

Prior to 2001, there were 106 districts but with the reorganisation, these were reduced to 102 by the merger of the five districts of Karachi Central, Karachi East, Karachi South, Karachi West and Malir to form Karachi District. The five districts had formed the division of Karachi which was abolished. The number of districts rose to 106 again in December 2004, when four new districts[1] were created in the province of Sindh of which one (Umerkot) had existed until 2000 and three districts (Kashmore, Qambar and Jamshoro) were newly created.

In May 2005, the Punjab provincial government created a new district[2] by raising the status of Nankana Sahib from a tehsil of Sheikhpura District to a district in its own right.

In Azad Kashmir, the second tier of government is formed by two administrative divisions (Muzaffarabad) & (Mirpur) with a third tier of eight districts. In the Gilgit-Baltistan, there are six districts divided between two regions of Gilgit and Baltistan; Baltistan being a part of Ladakh in Pakistani control, the other part being under Indian control.

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Overview

Provinces:

Federal Territories:

Autonomous State:

Territory:

Subdivision Number of districts
Balochistan Province 27
North-West Frontier Province 24
Punjab Province 36
Sindh Province 23
Islamabad Capital Territory 1
Federally Administered Tribal Areas 7 tribal agencies
plus 6 frontier regions
Azad Kashmir 8
Gilgit-Baltistan 6
Pakistan 128 districts plus 7 tribal agencies

Islamabad Capital Territory

Districts Area (km²) Population (1998) Density (people/km²)
Islamabad 906 805,235 889

Punjab

There are 36 districts in Punjab province.[3]

Districts of Punjab
S.No. District Area (km²) Population (1998) Density (people/km²)
1. Attock 6,857 1,274,935 186
2. Bahawalnagar 8,878 2,061,447 232
3. Bahawalpur 24,830 2,433,091 98
4. Bhakkar 8,153 1,051,456 129
5. Chakwal 6,524 1,083,725 166
6 Chiniot 965,124
7. Dera Ghazi Khan 11,922 1,643,118 138
8. Faisalabad 5,856 5,429,547 927
9. Gujranwala 3,622 3,400,940 939
10. Gujrat 3,192 2,048,008 642
11. Hafizabad 2,367 832,980 352
12. Jhang 8,809 2,834,545 322
13. Jhelum 3,587 936,957 261
14. Kasur 3,995 2,375,875 595
15. Khanewal 4,349 2,068,490 476
16. Khushab 6,511 905,711 139
17. Lahore 1,772 6,318,745 3,566
18. Layyah 6,291 1,120,951 178
19. Lodhran 2,778 1,171,800 422
20. Mandi Bahauddin 2,673 1,160,552 434
21. Mianwali 5,840 1,056,620 181
22. Multan 3,720 3,116,851 838
23. Muzaffargarh 8,249 2,635,903 320
24. Narowal 2,337 1,265,097 541
25. Nankana Sahib[2] 2,960 1,410,000
26. Okara 4,377 2,232,992 510
27. Pakpattan 2,724 1,286,680 472
28. Rahim Yar Khan 11,880 3,141,053 264
29. Rajanpur 12,319 1,103,618 90
30. Rawalpindi 5,286 3,363,911 636
31. Sahiwal 3,201 1,843,194 576
32. Sargodha 5,854 2,665,979 455
33. Sheikhupura 5,960 3,321,029 557
34. Sialkot 3,016 2,723,481 903
35. Toba Tek Singh 3,252 1,621,593 499
36. Vehari 4,364 2,090,416 479
Punjab Province 205,345 73,621,290 359

Sindh

There are 24 districts in Sindh province.[4]

Districts of Sindh
District Area (km²) Population (1998) Density (people/km²)
1. Badin 6,726 1,136,044 169
2. Dadu 19,070 1,688,811 89
3. Ghotki 6,083 970,549 160
4. Hyderabad 5,519 2,891,488 524
5. Jacobabad 5,278 1,425,572 270
6. Jamshoro[1]
7. Karachi 3,527 9,856,318 2,795
8. Kashmore[1] 2,592 662,462 255
9. Khairpur 15,910 1,546,587 97
10. Larkana 7,423 1,927,066 260
11. Matiari 1,417 515,331 364
12. Mirpurkhas 2,925 1,569,030 536
13. Naushahro Firoz 2,945 1,087,571 369
14. Nawabshah 4,502 1,071,533 238
15. Qamber and Shahdad Kot
16. Sanghar 10,728 1,453,028 135
17. Shikarpur 2,512 880,438 350
18. Sukkur 5,165 908,373 176
19. Tando Allahyar
20. Tando Muhammad Khan 1,733 447,215 257
21. Tharparkar 19,638 914,291 47
22. Thatta 17,355 1,113,194 64
23. Umerkot[5] 663,100
Sindh Province 140,914 35,470,648 270

North West Frontier Province

There are 24 districts in the North-West Frontier Province.

Districts of NWFP
S.No. District Area (km²) Population (1998) Density (people/km²)
1. Abbottabad 1,967 880,666 448
2. Bannu 1,227 675,667 551
3. Batagram 1,301 307,278 236
4. Buner 1,865 506,048 271
5. Charsadda 996 1,022,364 1,026
6. Chitral 14,850 318,689 21
7. Dera Ismail Khan 7,326 852,995 116
8. Hangu 1,097 314,529 287
9. Haripur 1,725 692,228 401
10. Karak 3,372 430,796 128
11. Kohat 2,545 562,644 221
12. Kohistan 7,492 472,570 63
13. Lakki Marwat 3,164 490,025 155
14. Lower Dir 1,582 717,649 454
15. Malakand 952 452,291 475
16. Mansehra 4,579 1,152,839 252
17. Mardan 1,632 1,460,100 895
18. Nowshera 1,748 874,373 500
19. Peshawar 1,257 2,019,118 1,606
20. Shangla 1,586 434,563 274
21. Swabi 1,543 1,026,804 665
22. Swat 5,337 1,257,602 236
23. Tank 1,679 238,216 142
24. Upper Dir 3,699 575,858 156
North-West Frontier Province 74,521 17,735,912 238

Gilgit-Baltistan

Districts of Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 6 districts in Gilgit-Baltistan.

S.No. District Area (km²) Pop.(1998)
1. Ghanche 6,400 88,366
2. Skardu 15,000 214,848
3. Astore 8,657 71,666
4. Diamer 10,936 131,925
5. Ghizer 9,635 120,218
6. Gilgit 26,300 243,324
Gilgit-Baltistan 69,971 870,347

Balochistan

There are 27 districts in Balochistan province.

Districts of Balochistan
S.No. District Area (km²) Population (1998) Density (people/km²)
1. Awaran 29,510 118,173 4
2. Barkhan 3,514 103,545 29
3. Bolan 7,499 288,056 38
4. Chagai[6] 50,545 202,564 4
5. Dera Bugti 10,160 181,310 18
6. Gwadar 12,637 185,498 15
7. Jafarabad 2,445 432,817 177
8. Jhal Magsi 3,615 109,941 30
9. Kalat 6,622 237,834 36
10. Kech (Turbat) 22,539 413,204 18
11. Kharan 48,051 206,909 4
12. Khuzdar 35,380 417,466 12
13. Kohlu 7,610 99,846 13
14. Lasbela 15,153 312,695 21
15. Loralai 9,830 295,555 30
16. Mastung 5,896 179,784 30
17. Musakhel 5,728 134,056 23
18. Naseerabad 3,387 245,894 73
19. Nushki[6]
20. Panjgur 16,891 234,051 14
21. Pishin 7,819 367,183 47
22. Qilla Abdullah 3,293 370,269 112
23. Qilla Saifullah 6,831 193,553 28
24. Quetta 2,653 744,802 281
25. Sibi 7,796 180,398 23
26. Zhob 20,297 275,142 14
27. Ziarat 1,489 33,340 22
Balochistan Province 347,190 6,563,885 19

Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)

There are 8 agencies in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Agencies of F.A.T.A. in Pakistan
Agency Area (km²) Population (1998) Density (people/km²)
Bajaur 1,290 595,227
Khyber 2,576 546,730
Kurram 3,380 448,310
Mohmand 2,296 334,453
North Waziristan 4,707 361,246
Orakzai 1,538 225,441
South Waziristan 6,620 429,841
Frontier Regions 4,813 235,083
FATA 27,220 3,176,331 117

Azad Kashmir

Districts of Azad Kashmir

There are 8 districts in Azad Kashmir.

S.No. District Area (km²) Pop.(1998) Density
1. Bhimber 1,516 301,633 211
2. Kotli 1,862 563,094 335
3. Mirpur 1,010 333,482 359
4. Bagh 1,368 393,415 311
5. Poonch 855 411,035 525
6. Sudhnati 569 224,091 425
7. Muzaffarabad 2,496 638,973 136
8. Neelum 3,621 106,778 -
Azad Kashmir 13,297 2,972,501 246

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c (English) Site Edition, Daily Times Newspaper. ""Four new districts in Sindh"". http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_14-12-2004_pg7_36. Retrieved 2006-04-14.  
    No data is yet available on the recently-created districts of Sindh province.
  2. ^ a b (English) Internet Edition, Dawn Newspaper. ""Nankana becomes district"". http://www.dawn.com/2005/05/10/nat43.htm. Retrieved 2006-04-14.  
    No data is yet available on the recently-created district of Nankana.
  3. ^ Government of Punjab (Pakistan) - districts
  4. ^ Districts of Sindh – URL accessed May 13, 2006
  5. ^ District Government Umerkot
  6. ^ a b No data is yet available on the recently-created district of Nushki, which was formerly a tehsil of Chagai district.
Now the 9th District of Azad Kashmir has been made as District Hevali (forward Kahuta, the ex-tehsil of District Bagh Azad Kashmir. Notification has been issued in this regard.

And some district offices like Deputy Commissioner. Superintendent of Police, District Education Officer etc. have been established in the new District Hevali.

Jabbi Sayedan, a very much educated village is situated in the new district Hevali, Azad Kashmir where the education rate is 100% that is a world record. From this village many educationists have arisen in the relevant spheres. Ghazi-e-Kashmir Syed Muhammad Saeed Bukhari (Rehmatullah Alah) was also the resident of Jabbi Sayedan.

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Simple English

The Districts of Pakistan are the third level of government in Pakistan and are subdivisions of the provinces of Pakistan. Before August 2000, the provinces contained administrative units called divisions which contained districts as the fourth level of government. In August 2000, the divisions were abolished and the provinces are now directly divided into districts.

Contents

Overview

Subdivision Number of Districts
Balochistan Province 27
Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Province 24
Punjab Province 36
Sindh Province 23
Islamabad Capital Territory 1
Tribal Areas 7 Tribal Agencies plus 6 Frontier Regions
Azad Jammu and Kashmir 8
Northern Areas 6
Indian occupied Kashmir (under Indian military control) 14
Pakistan 135 Districts plus 7 Tribal Agencies

Subdivisions

Districts are further subdivided into tehsils which may contain villages or municipalities. There are over five thousand local governments in Pakistan. Since 2001, these have been led by democratically elected local councils, each headed by a Nazim (the word means "supervisor" in Urdu, but is sometimes translated as "mayor"). Women have been allotted a minimum of 33% seats in these councils; there is no upper limit to the number of women in these councils.

New and old districts

Before 2001, there were 106 districts but they were reorganised and reduced to 102. Five districts of Karachi, Central, Karachi East, Karachi South, Karachi West and Malir were joined to form Karachi District. These five districts had formed the division of Karachi which was abolished. The number of districts rose to 106 again in December 2004, when four new districts[1] were created in the province of Sindh of which one (Umerkot) had existed until 2000 and three districts (Kashmore, Qambar and Jamshoro) were newly created.

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References

  1. (English) Site Edition, Daily Times Newspaper. ""Four new districts in Sindh"". http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_14-12-2004_pg7_36. Retrieved 2006-04-14. .

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