Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
|Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
حکومت خیبر پختونخوا
|Established||July 1, 1970|
|• Body||Provincial Assembly|
|• Governor||Shaukatullah Khan|
|• Chief Minister||Pervez Khattak|
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The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pashto:خیبر پښتونخوا, Hindko/Urdu: ) is based in Peshawar, the provincial capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. It is one of four provinces of Pakistan, located on both banks of the river Indus. It stretches from the Himalayas in the north to the deserts in the south, where it is bordered by the Baluchistan and Punjab provinces. On its western flank is the rugged terrain of Afghanistan, which is accessed via the historic Khyber Pass through the mountains of the Suleiman Range. Its borders touch or are close to those of China, Tajikistan and the disputed territory of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in the north.
The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa functions under the provisions of the Constitution of Pakistan (1973).
The Province has a Provincial Assembly with 124 elected members, constituent of 99 Regular seats, 22 seats reserved for women and 3 seats for non-Muslims. The Provincial Assembly elects the Chief Minister of the Province who forms a Cabinet of Ministers to look after various Departments. The Chief Minister is the Chief Executive of the Province. The Federal Government appoints a Governor as head of the Provincial Government.
The bureaucratic machinery of the province is headed by a Chief Secretary, who coordinates and supervises functions of various Departments headed by Departmental Secretaries. All the Secretaries are assisted by Additional Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries, Section Officers and other staff. The Departments may have attached Departments and autonomous or semi-autonomous bodies to look after various functions.
Since the year 2001, the system of elected District Governments has been introduced. The Province is divided into 24 districts. The Districts are headed by a Zila Nazim or district mayor assisted by a District Coordination Officer, in charge of district bureaucracy. In a District the functions are devolved further to the Tehsil, Town and Union Council Governments. Each District has an elected Zilla Council, elected Tehsil, Town and Union Councils who look after various activities at their respective levels.
At district level a District Police Officer looks after the Law and Order and he reports to the Zila Nazim. Each district has a Public Safety Commission which addresses public complaints against the Police. There is a Provincial Police Officer who is in charge of the Police system at the provincial level.
In 2009 following the battle with the Taliban in Swat and surrounding areas and the exodus of millions of refugees the government began to plan reconstruction for the affected areas. Areas such as education, health and communication needed to be sorted before the return of refugees back to their homes.
- Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Shaukatullah Khan
- Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Pervez Khattak (Elect)
Cabinet of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
|Pervez Khattak||Chief Minister||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Siraj ul Haq||Senior Minister for Finance and Statistics||Jamaat-e-Islami|
|Sikandar Hayat Khan Sherpao||Senior Minister for Energy, Water and Power||Qaumi Watan Party||Resigned at 13 November, 2013 |
|Israrullah Gandapur||Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf||Killed in suicide explosion. |
|Ali Amin Khan||Minister for Excise, Taxation and Revenue||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Shaukat Ali Yousafzai||Minister for Health and Information & Broadcast||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Yousuf Ayub||Minister for Communication and Works||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf||Dismissed due to fake degree. |
|Shahram Khan Taraki||Minister for Agriculture||Awami Jamhuri Ittehad Pakistan|
|Inayatullah Khan||Minister for Local Governance||Jamaat-e-Islami|
|Bakht Baidar||Minister for Manpower and Industry||Qaumi Watan Party||Dismissed due to corruption cases. |
|Ibrar Hussan Kamoli||Minister for Forest and Environment||Qaumi Watan Party||Dismissed due to corruption cases. |
|Habibur Rehman||Minister for Zakat and Ushr||Jamaat-e-Islami|
|Shah Farman||Minister for Public Health||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Muhammad Atif Khan||Minister for Elementary Education||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Mehmood Khan||Minister for Higher Education||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
Advisors to Chief Minister
|Name||Advisor to CM||Party||Notes|
|Yaseen Khalil||Physical & Community Planning||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Malik Qasim Khan Khattak||Prisons||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Qalandar Khan Lodhi||Department of Food & Public Distribution||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Abdul Haq||Inter Provincial Coordination||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Mian Jamshid ud Din||Excise and Taxation||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
Special Assistants to Chief Minister
|Zia Ullah Afridi||Mineral Development||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Amjad Afridi||Housing||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani||Higher Education||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Shakeel Ahmad Kiolohan||Population Welfare||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Dr Meher Taj Roghani||Social Welfare||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
- Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
- Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
- Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa starts preparing recovery plan. Dawn. Retrieved on 12 August 2011.