Government of Punjab, Pakistan

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Government of Punjab
Coat of arms of Punjab.svg
Provincial Government Seal
Flag of Punjab.svg
Provincial Government Flag
Seat of Government Lahore
Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan
Members in Assembly 371
Governor Mohammad Sarwar
Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif
High Court Lahore High Court
Chief Justice Justice Khawaja Imtiaz Ahmad

The Government of Punjab (Urdu: حکومتِ پنجاب‎), a provincial government in the federal structure of Pakistan, is based in Lahore, the capital of the Punjab Province.

The Punjab or Panjab province of Pakistan is the country's most populous region and is home to the Punjabis and various other groups. Neighbouring areas are Sindh to the south, Balochistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas to the west, the Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa (formerly North West Frontier Province (NWFP)), Azad Kashmir, Indian controlled Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh and Islamabad to the north, and Indian Punjab and Rajasthan to the east. The main languages are Punjabi and Urdu and the provincial capital is Lahore. The name Punjab literally translates from Persian into the words 'Panj' (پانج) five, and 'Aab' (آب) water respectively, which can be translated as "five water" (hence the poetic name land of the five rivers), referring to the Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Chenab and Jhelum rivers. Part of the Indus river also lies in Punjab, but it is not considered one of the "five" rivers.


The provincial government flag of the Punjab


There are 48 departments in Punjab government. Each Department is headed by a Provincial Minister (Politician) and a Provincial Secretary (A civil servant of usually BPS-20 or BPS-21). All Ministers report to the Chief Minister, who is the Chief Executive. All Secretaries report to the Chief Secretary of Punjab, who is usually a BPS-22 Civil Servant. The Chief Secretary in turn reports to the Chief Minister. In addition to these departments, there are several Autonomous Bodies and Attached Departments that report directly to either the Secretaries or the Chief Secretary.[1]


The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab (Punjab Assembly) is a unicameral legislature with 297 elected Members and 74 reserved seats.

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  1. ^ "Provincial Departments | Punjab Portal". Retrieved 2014-07-22. 

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