Pakistan is divided into four provinces viz., Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan. The tribal belt adjoining (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) is managed by the Federal Government and is named FATA i.e., Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas) have their own respective political and administrative machinery, yet certain of their subjects are taken care of by the Federal Government through the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas. Provinces of Pakistan are further divided into Divisions and Districts
While FATA consist of 13 Areas/Agencies and Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas have 7 and 7 Districts each.
97% Muslims, (77 % Sunni, 20% Shi’a) Christian, Hindu 3%
Cotton, textile goods, rice, leather items carpets, sports goods, handi-crafts, fish and fish prep. and fruit
Urdu (National) and English (Official)
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 a process of continuity in the national affairs. It consists of 100 members. The four Provincial Assemblies, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Federal Capital form its electoral college. The National Assembly has a total membership of 342 elected through adult suffrage (272 general seats, 60 women seats and 10 non-Muslim seats).
Pakistan National Flag
Dark green with a white vertical bar, a white crescent and a five-pointed star in the middle. The Flag symbolizes Pakistan’s profound commitment to Islam, the Islamic world and the rights of religious minorities.
Approved in August, 1954 Verses Composed by: Abssul Asar Hafeez Jullundhri Tune Composed by: Ahmed G. Chagla Duration: 80 seconds
The State Emblem consists of:
The crescent and star which are symbols of Islam
The shield in the centre shows four major crops
Wreath surrounding the shield represents cultural heritage and