Basic Facts
    Land and People



Pakistan is an Islamic Republic. It has four provinces; Balochistan, North West Frontier (NWFP), Punjab and Sindh. In addition to provinces, are the Federally Administered Northern Areas (FANA) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Pakistan has a federal structure. Parliament consists of the National Assembly and the Senate.

Members of the National Assembly are directly elected on adult franchise basis and their term of office is 05 years. The National Assembly determines the major policy issues and passes annual budget and legislation. It elects the Prime Minister from among its members. The Prime Minister forms his/her cabinet from among members of the National Assembly and the Senate. Provinces have their own elected legislative assemblies and Chief Ministers. Majority of the members of the Senate are elected by the Provincial Assemblies.

Pakistan Government Links
Board of Investment
Government of NWFP
Lahore High  Court
National Accountability Bureau
National Reconstruction Bureau
National Assembly of Pakistan
Pakistan Computer  Bureau
Rescue 15
Sindh  Police

Commerce Export Promotion Bureau
  Pakistan Trade Office
Communication Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation Limited
  Pakistan Telecommunication Authority
  Pakistan Post  Office
  Pakistan Software Export Board
  Pakistan Railways
Culture  & Heritage Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC)
  Pakistan Tours (pvt) Ltd
  Ecotourism Society Pakistan
Defence Dr. A.Q. Khan Research Laboratories
  Pakistan Institute for Air Defence Studies
  Pakistan Air Force Museum
  Civil Aviation Authority
  Pakistan Meteorological Department
Education Pakistan National Commission for UNESCO
  Pakistani Institutions/Universities on Internet
  National Language Authority
Finance  & Economic Affairs Central Board of Revenue
  Board of Investment
  Privatization Commission
  Information Technology Commission of Pakistan
  Securities and Exchange Commission of  Pakistan
Foreign  Affairs
Food, Agriculture and Livestock Pakistan Agricultural Research Council 
Central Cotton Research  Institute
Information & Media Development Pakistan Television  Corporation 
Institute of Regional  Studies
Industries & Production State Engineering Corporation
Export Processing Zones Authority  Pakistan
Labour, Manpower &   Overseas Pakistanis Overseas Pakistanis Foundation
Overseas Employment Corporation
Petroleum & Natural Resources Geological Survey of Pakistan
Pakistan State Oil Company LTD
Science and  Technology Pakistan Science Foundation
Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB)