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Divisions of Pakistan

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Jump to: navigation, search Divisions are the third tier of government in Pakistan, between the provinces and districts. They were abolished in 2000 by the government of former president Pervez Musharraf to make way for local governance via district governments. As of August 2008, divisions in some provinces have been restored with Punjab taking the lead and restoring its eight divisions.[1] The four provinces of Pakistan are subdivided into administrative "divisions", which are further subdivided into districts and tehsils. The divisions do not include the Islamabad Capital Territory or the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, which are counted at the same level as provinces.

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1 History 2 New Provinces 3 Abolition 4 Restoration 5 The Divisions o 5.1 Pakistan o 5.2 Eastern Pakistan o 5.3 Population 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

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Administrative divisions had formed an integral tier of government from colonial times. The Governor's provinces of British India were subdivided into divisions, which were themselves subdivided into districts. At independence in 1947, the new nation of Pakistan comprised two wings - eastern and western, separated by India. Three of the provinces of Pakistan were subdivided into ten administrative divisions. The single province in the eastern wing, East Bengal, had four divisions - Chittagong, Dacca, Khulna and Rajshahi. The province of West Punjab had four divisions - Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi and Sargodha. The North-West Frontier Province (as it was then called) had two divisions - Dera Ismail Khan and Peshawar. Most of the divisions were named after the divisional capitals, with some exceptions.

but West Pakistan gradually gained seven new divisions to add to the original six. Larkana Division was split from Sukkur Division. Most of the former Sind Province became Hyderabad Division. At abolition. [edit] New Provinces When West Pakistan was dissolved. but this proposal was never implemented. . Makran Division split from Kalat Division.five in Sindh. Gradually over the late 1970s. there were twenty-six divisions in Pakistan proper . Hazara and Kohat divisions were split from Peshawar Division. seven in KhyberPakhtunkhwa and eight in Punjab. Lasbela District was transferred from Karachi Division to Kalat Division. with some parts joining the princely state of Khairpur to form Khairpur Division. new divisions were formed. In the early 1990s. East Pakistan had the same divisions as East Bengal had previously. Faisalabad Division was split from Sargodha Division. In 1969. Naseerabad division was split from Sibi Division. the One Unit policy meant that there were only two provinces . Following that there was radical restructuring of the local government system to implement "the principle of subsidiarity. which form the second tier of government. with the first elections held in 2001. The Baluchistan States Union became Kalat Division.From 1955 to 1970. The Federal Capital Territory was absorbed into West Pakistan in 1961 and merged with the princely state of Las Bela to form the Karachi-Bela Division. One of its recommendations was that the existing four provinces should be dissolved and the twenty administrative divisions should become new provinces in a federal structure with greater devolution of power. The name of Khairpur Division was changed to Sukkur Division. Mirpur Khas Division was split from Hyderabad Division. which were handled at the provincial and divisional levels. the Advisory Council of Islamic Ideology (headed by Justice Tanzilur Rahman) was tasked with finding ways to Islamicise the country. 64Gul [edit] Abolition In August 2000. Zhob Division was split from Quetta Division. the divisions were regrouped into four new provinces. This meant devolution of many functions to districts and tehsils. Dir and Swat were incorporated into West Pakistan as the division of Malakand with Saidu as the divisional headquarters. The capital of Kalat Division was moved from Kalat to Khuzdar. Abolition did not affect the two divisions of Azad Kashmir. The former princely state of Bahawalpur became the Bahawalpur Division. Bannu Division was split from Dera Ismail Khan Division. Dera Ghazi Khan Division was split from Multan Division.East and West Pakistan. Gujranwala Division was formed from parts of Lahore and Rawalpindi divisions. During the military rule of General Zia-ul-Haq. Mardan Division was split from Peshawar Division. six in Balochistan. the princely states of Chitral. local government reforms abolished the "Division" as an administrative tier and introduced a system of local government councils. Sibi Division was formed from parts of Kalat and Quetta divisions. whereby all functions that can be effectively performed at the local level are transferred to that level". while the former Baluchistan Chief Commissioner's Province became Quetta Division.

[2] Currently Punjab has nine divisions (and a total of 36 districts) with Sahiwal Division being the newest. These five districts form the Karachi Division now. Hyderabad. Karachi Central. of Sindh decided to restore the commissionerate system in the province. the MQM and after the resignation of the MQM Governor of Sindh. Karachi West.872 Saidu Sharif Mardan 3.[edit] Restoration In 2008. Karachi South and Malir. As a consequence.005 Dera Ismail Khan Hazara 17.[8] [edit] The Divisions [edit] Pakistan The following tables show the current Divisions by province.012 Kohat Malakand 29.046 Mardan Peshawar 4.001 Peshawar Divisions of Punjab Province Division Area (km²) Capital .946 Naseerabad Quetta 64.[7] Karachi district has been de-merged into its 5 original constituent districts namely Karachi East. following excessive violence in the city of Karachi and after the political split between the ruling PPP and the majority party in Sindh. Mirpurkhas and Larkana with their respective districts. the new government decided to restore the divisions of all provinces. the five divisions of Sindh have been restored namely.055 Sibi Zhob 46.194 Abbottabad Kohat 7. PPP and the Govt.[3] In Sindh after the lapse of the Local Governments Bodies term in 2010 the Divisional Commissioners system was to be restored. Divisions of Balochistan Province Division Area (km²) Capital Kalat 140. after the public elections.067 Turbat Naseerabad 16.310 Quetta Sibi 27.200 Loralai Divisions of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province Division Area (km²) Capital Bannu 4.[4][5] [6] In July 2011.391 Bannu Dera Ismail Khan 9. Karachi.612 Khuzdar Makran 52. Sukkur.

360 Sahiwal 10.778 Faisalabad 17.²) Capital Azad Kashmir 2800000 1980000 11639 Muzaffarabad Bahawalpur 7635591 4668636 45588 Bahawalpur Bannu 1165692 710786 4391 Bannu Dera Ghazi Khan 6503590 3746837 38778 Dera Ghazi Khan Dera Ismail Khan 1091211 635494 9005 Dera Ismail Khan Faisalabad 2885685 6667425 17917 Faisalabad F.670 Hyderabad Gujranwala Karachi 3. See also: Divisions of Bangladesh.414 Chittagong Dacca 30.752 Sukkur Sargodha [edit] Eastern Pakistan Sahiwal This table shows the divisions of East Pakistan as they stood at the time of Bangladeshi independence in 1971.104 Multan 21.A.575 Khulna Rajshahi 34.255 Sargodha 26.588 Dera Ghazi Khan 38.235 Rajshahi [edit] Population Division Pop-1998 Pop-1981 Area(km.206 Lahore 16.528 Karachi Lahore Larkana 15. 3176331 2198547 27220 Islamabad Gujranwala 4431058 7522352 17206 Gujranwala Hazara 3505581 2701257 17194 Abbottabad Hyderabad 6829537 4678290 48670 Hyderabad Islamabad 805235 204364 906 Islamabad Kalat 1457722 1044174 140612 Khuzdar Karachi 15856318 5437984 3528 Karachi Kohat 1307969 758772 7012 Kohat Lahore 4248641 8670358 16104 Lahore Larkana 4233076 2746201 15543 Larkana .421 Mirpur Khas Rawalpindi Sukkur 34.137 Rawalpindi 22. Divisions of East Bengal/East Pakistan Division Area (km²) Capital Chittagong 45.543 Larkana Multan Mirpur Khas 38.T.917 Gujranwala 17.302 Bahawalpur Divisions of Sindh Province Dera Ghazi Khan Division Area (km²) Capital Faisalabad Hyderabad 48.772 Dacca Khulna 33.A.Bahawalpur 45.

the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation. search Pakistan This article is part of the series: Politics and government of Pakistan Constitution[show] .Division Makran Malakand Mardan Mirpur Khas Multan Nasirabad Northern Areas Peshawar Quetta Rawalpindi Sargodha Sibi Sukkur Zhob [9] Pop-1998 Pop-1981 Area(km.²) Capital 832753 652602 52067 Turbat 4262700 2466767 29872 Saidu 2486904 1506500 3046 Mardan 3936349 2419745 38421 Mirpur Khas 11577431 7533710 21137 Multan 1076708 699669 16946 Nasirabad 910000 562000 72520 Gilgit 3923588 2281752 4001 Peshawar 1699957 880618 64310 Quetta 6659528 4552495 22255 Rawalpindi 5679766 3930628 26360 Sargodha 494894 305768 27055 Sibi 5584613 3746446 34752 Sukkur 1003851 749545 46200 Loralai List of districts of Pakistan From Wikipedia.

Karachi West . Karachi South. below provinces and "divisions". Prior to 2001.Parliament[show] President[show] Federal government[show] Judiciary[show] Political parties[show] Elections[show] Administrative units[show] Local government[show] Foreign relations[show]  Other countries  Atlas Politics portal  v  t  e Further information: Local government in Pakistan The Districts of Pakistan (Urdu: ). Districts now form the top tier of a three-tier system of local government with the two lower tiers composed of approximately 596 tehsils (included the Kashmir region) and more than 6. these were reduced to 102 by the merger of the five districts of Karachi Central. until the reforms of August 2000. Districts were the third order of administrative divisions. Karachi East. there were 106 districts but with the reorganisation. are the second order administrative divisions of Pakistan. when "divisions" were abolished.000 union councils.

and Malir to form Karachi District. the Punjab provincial government created a new district[2] by raising the status of Nankana Sahib from a tehsil of Sheikhupura District to a district in its own right. In May 2005. the second tier of government is formed by three administrative divisions with a third tier of ten districts. the other part being under Indian control. Contents [hide]             1 Overview 2 Islamabad Capital Territory 3 Balochistan 4 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 5 Punjab 6 Sindh 7 Federally Administered Tribal Areas 8 Azad Jammu and Kashmir 9 Gilgit–Baltistan 10 See also 11 References 12 External links [edit] Overview . when four new districts[1] were created in the province of Sindh of which one (Umerkot) had existed until 2000 and three districts (Kashmore. The number of districts rose to 106 again in December 2004. The five districts had formed the division of Karachi which was abolished. Baltistan being a part of Ladakh under Pakistani control. In Gilgit–Baltistan. Qambar and Jamshoro) were newly created. In Azad Kashmir. there are six districts divided between the two regions of Gilgit and Baltistan.

190 [4] 24 74 521 [5] 36 205.440. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Subdivision Balochistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Punjab Sindh Islamabad Capital Territory Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Azad Kashmir Gilgit–Baltistan Azad Jammu and Kashmir FATA Balochistan Punjab Sindh Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ICT Afghanistan Iran China India Arabian Sea Area Districts (km²) [3] 30 347.744. No.000 30.914 1 906 Population (1998) 6.9 238.972.176.000 3.345 [6] 23 140.000 2.566.297 .1 358.500 Density (people/km²) 18.000 73.02 880.220 6 frontier regions 10 13.52 216.000 805.000 17.Sr.8 116.7 258 7 tribal agencies and 27.621.

615 109.500 4 .499 44.51 118.000 7 181.16 0 12.971 Population (1998) 1.310 18 185.000 19 Jafarabad 2.445 432.498 15 4.000 Density (people/km²) 24.545 29 7.056 38 300. Awara Awaran n Barkha 2 Barkhan n 3 Bolan Dhadar Chagai[ 4 7] Chagai 1 Dera Dera Bugti Bugti Gwada 6 Gwadar r Harnai[ 7 9] Harnai 5 Jafarab ad Jhal 9 Magsi 10 Kalat Kech 11 (Turbat ) Kharan 12 [10] 8 29.8 [edit] Islamabad Capital Territory Capital Territory Area (km²) Population (1998) Density (people/km²) Islamabad 906 805.235 889 [edit] Balochistan Map Sr Popula Density . Subdivision No.Sr.173 4 0 3.53 413.834 36 22.941 30 6.74 8[8] 10.63 7 288.817 177 Jhal Magsi Kalat Kech Kharan 3.204 18 9 8958 132.514 103.096 140.800. 8 Gilgit–Baltistan Districts 7 Area (km²) 72. Distric Headqua Area tion (people/ N t rters (km²) (1998) km²) o.622 237.

802 281 7.967 880.51 0 20.666 448 ad .13 Kohlu Khuzd 14 ar Killa 15 Abdull ah Killa 16 Saifull ah Lasbel 17 a 18 Loralai Mastun 19 g Kohlu 7.056 23 hel Bazar Nasira 21 Nasirabad 3.15 312.387 245.466 12 0 Chaman 3.819 367.171 4.846 13 35.830 295.183 47 2.831 193.38 Khuzdar 417.500 23 Panjgu Panjgur r 24 Pishin Pishin 25 Quetta Quetta Sherani 26 [12] Sherani 23 27 Sibi[9] Sibi Washu 28 [10] Washuk k Zhob[12 29 ] Zhob 30 Ziarat Ziarat 16. Headquart District (km² on (people/k No ers ) (1998) m²) .142 14 33. 1 Abbottab Abbottabad 1.610 99.894 73 bad Nushki 22 [11] Nushki 5.89 234.340 22 [edit] Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Map Sr Area Populati Density .896 179.269 112 Killa 6.784 30 Musa Musak 20 Khel 5.553 28 Saifullah Bela Loralai 15.0 275.398 23 118.796 29.293 370.29 7 1.797 137.489 180.653 744.051 14 1 7.728 134.695 21 3 9.555 30 Mastung 5.

2 Bannu Battagra 3 m 4 Buner Charsadd 5 a 6 Chitral 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Dera Ismail Khan Hangu Haripur Karak Kohat Kohistan Lakki Marwat Lower Dir Malakan d Mansehr a Bannu Battagram Daggar Charsadda Chitral 1.858 156 [edit] Punjab Map Sr Headqua Are Popula Density District .026.097 1.372 2.337 1.257.995 116 Khan Hangu Haripur Karak Kohat Dassu Lakki Marwat Timergara Batkhela Mansehra Mardan 1.019.748 874.227 675.699 575.543 2.667 551 1.164 490.545 7.679 497 23 Tank Tank ~ Tor Ghar Tor Ghar Upper 24 Dir Dir 3.152.10 1.326 852.048 271 1.529 692.725 3.796 562.492 314.36 996 1.865 506.606 274 665 236 142 372 Nowsher Nowshera a 19 Peshawar Peshawar 20 Shangla Alpuri 21 Swabi 22 Swat Swabi Saidu Sharif 5.563 1.301 307.025 155 1.373 500 1.582 717.570 287 401 128 221 63 3.216 185.649 454 952 4.579 452.11 8 434.257 1.022.291 475 17 Mardan 18 1. rters a tion (people/ .026 4 14.60 2 238.632 895 0 1.228 430.80 4 1.586 1.83 252 9 1.644 472.85 318.689 21 0 Dera Ismail 7.000 1.460.278 236 1.

8 00 1.048.98 0 2.4 56 1.80 Jhang 9 3.1 138 22 18 5.7 45 1.36 Hafizabad 7 8.9 35 2.77 Lodhran 8 Mandi 2.643.5 927 939 642 352 322 261 595 476 139 3. 1 Attock Bahawal nagar Bahawal 3 pur 2 Attock Bahawaln agar Bahawalp ur (km (1998) km²) ²) 6.N o.5 47 3.051.9 1.77 Lahore 2 6.71 1 6.433.061.52 4 1.318.4 90 905.0 91 1.99 Kasur 5 4.29 Layyah 1 2.58 Jhelum 7 3.274.5 45 936.4 47 2.67 .62 2 3.12 4 186 232 98 129 166 4 Bhakkar Bhakkar 5 Chakwal Chakwal 6 Chiniot Chiniot Dera Dera 7 Ghazi Ghazi Khan Khan Faisalaba Faisalaba 8 d d Gujranwa Gujranwa 9 la la 10 Gujrat 11 Hafizaba d 11.95 7 2.083.429.566 178 422 434 12 Jhang 13 Jhelum 14 Kasur 15 Khanewa l 16 Khushab 17 Lahore 18 Layyah 19 Lodhran 20 Mandi 5.85 8 8.85 6 3.34 Khanewal 9 6.19 Gujrat 2 2.120.0 08 832.834.375.8 75 2.171.9 51 1.160.068.15 3 6.8 30 8.7 25 965.51 Khushab 1 1.400.9 40 2.87 8 24.

3 29 Rajanpur Rajanpur 19 Rawalpin Rawalpin 5.96 33 ura ura 0 3.8 51 2.321.8 28 Yar Khan Yar Khan 80 12.665.1 94 2. 1 Badin Badin 6.363.136.0 29 2.20 31 Sahiwal Sahiwal 1 5.635.72 22 Multan Multan 0 Muzaffar Muzaffar 8.6 18 3.090.0 53 1.Bahauddi Bahauddi 3 n n 5.36 36 Vehari Vehari 4 52 1.5 93 2.723.265.056.24 23 garh garh 9 2.232.141.103.286.6 80 3.33 24 Narowal Narowal 7 Nankana Nankana 2.37 26 Okara Okara 7 2.72 27 Pakpattan Pakpattan 4 Rahim Rahim 11.72 1.843.85 32 Sargodha Sargodha 4 Sheikhup Sheikhup 5.9 79 3.4 16 181 838 320 541 510 472 264 90 636 576 455 557 903 499 479 [edit] Sindh Map Sr Area Populati Density .9 92 1.04 169 .96 25 Sahib[2] Sahib 0 4.410.25 35 Singh Singh 2 4.0 00 2.621.01 34 Sialkot Sialkot 6 Toba Tek Toba Tek 3.84 21 Mianwali Mianwali 0 3.9 03 1.6 20 3.0 97 1.4 81 1.9 11 1.28 30 di di 6 3. Headquar District (km² on (people/k N ters ) (2012) m²) o.116.

53 238 3 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Kashmor 2. West.071.57 270 2 7 Karachi 3.59 Kashmore e[1] 2 15.6 19. Central.7 Sanghar Sanghar 28 Shikarpu 2.50 Benazira h 2 bad Kambar Shahdad Kambar kot 10.000 447.0 2 Dadu Dadu 70 Mirpur 6.81 89 1 970.31 Allahyar Allahyar 0 Tando Tando Muham 1.03 536 0 1.438 350 908.569.00 524 0 1. South.73 Muhamma mad 3 d Khan Khan 1.549 160 5.52 13.373 176 550.462 255 1.688.41 Matiari Matiari 7 Mirpurkh Mirpur 2.58 97 7 1.9 Khairpur Khairpur 10 7. Malir) 4 1.94 o Firoze Feroze 5 Shaheed Nawabsha 4.51 4 Hyderabad ad 9 Jacobaba 5.92 as Khas 5 Naushahr Naushahro 2.57 369 1 1.215 257 .6 2.06 260 6 515.795 7 31 662.065.215.08 3 Ghotki Mathelo 3 Hyderab 5.087.453.02 135 8 880.16 Sukkur Sukkur 5 Tando Tando 2.51 Shikarpur r 2 5.927.546.331 364 1.42 Larkana Larkana 3 1.27 5 Jacobabad d 8 Jamshoro 6 [1] Jamshoro KARAC HI (East.425.

516 Kotli 1.246 225.010 Bhimber 1.291 47 38 17.576 3.100 [edit] Federally Administered Tribal Areas Further information: Agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas Map Sr.008 446 132 261 1.290 2.216 Density (people/km²) 461 212 133 146 77 147 65 26 19 198 53 206 22 [edit] Azad Jammu and Kashmir Map Sr. District No.221 Population (1998) 595.000 401.310 334.441 429.000 419.3 1.841 19.456 6. No.113.620 745 2.000 746.841 27.593 38.453 361.990 88.538 6.000 225.296 4.21 Tharpark Mithi ar Thatta Umerkot 22 Thatta 23 Umerkot[ 13] 19.000 Density (people/km²) 375 263 47 415 265 401 Muzaffarabad 2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Area (km²) Population (1998) 615.707 1.227 546.19 64 55 4 663.621 Mirpur 1.730 448.380 2.6 914.987 53.862 .000 171. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Agency Bajaur Khyber Kurram Mohmand North Waziristan Orakzai South Waziristan FR Bannu FR Dera Ismail Khan FR Kohat FR Lakki Marwat FR Peshawar FR Tank Area (km²) 1.496 Hattian 854 Neelum 3.

925 120.000 351.000 278. No.145 .936 9.355 Hunza–Nagar 25.666 131.635 1155 88.000 613 456 231 489 [edit] Gilgit–Baltistan See also: Geography of Gilgit–Baltistan Map Sr.324 165.000 8.657 10.400 15.218 243.368 598 569 524.000 138.848 71.366 214.7 8 9 10 Poonch Bagh Haveli Sudhnati 855 1. District 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Ghanche Skardu Astore Diamer Ghizer Gilgit Area (km²) Population (1998) 6.