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A chief minister is the elected head of government of a sub-national (e.g. constituent federal) state, notably a state (and sometimes a union territory) of the Republic of India, a territory of Australia or a British overseas territory that has attained self-government. In Pakistan the provincial chief minister is appointed by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, acting as the ceremonial government of the provinces.