Districts of Pakistan
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.
|Subdivision||Number of Districts|
|Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province||26|
|Islamabad Capital Territory||1|
|Tribal Areas||7 Tribal Agencies plus 6 Frontier Regions|
|Azad Jammu and Kashmir||10|
|Indian occupied kashmir (under Indian military control)||14|
|Pakistan||147 Districts plus 7 Tribal Agencies|
Balochistan Province 30 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province 26 Punjab Province 36 Sindh Province 23 Islamabad Capital Territory 1 Tribal Areas 7 Tribal Agencies plus 6 Frontier Regions Azad Jammu and Kashmir 10 Gilgit Baltistan 7 Pakistan 147 Districts plus 7 Tribal Agencies
New and old districts [change]
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 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.
Other pages [change]
- (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..