ISO 3166-2:PK

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ISO 3166-2:PK is the entry for Pakistan in ISO 3166-2, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which defines codes for the names of the principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.

Currently for Pakistan, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 1 federal capital territory, 4 provinces, and 2 Pakistan administered areas. The Islamabad Capital Territory contains the capital of the country Islamabad and has special status equal to the provinces and territory.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is PK, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Pakistan. The second part is two letters.

Current codes[edit]

Subdivision names are listed as in the ISO 3166-2 standard published by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA).

ISO 639-1 codes are used to represent subdivision names in the following administrative languages:

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Code Subdivision name (en) Subdivision name (ur)
(BGN/PCGN 2007)
Subdivision category
PK-IS Islamabad Islāmābād federal capital territory
PK-BA Balochistan Balōchistān province
PK-KP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Khaībar Pakhtūnkhwā province
PK-PB Punjab Panjāb province
PK-SD Sindh Sindh province
PK-JK Azad Jammu and Kashmir
(local variant is AJ&K)
Āzād Jammūñ o Kashmīr Pakistan administered area
PK-GB Gilgit-Baltistan Gilgit-Baltistān Pakistan administered area

Former codes[edit]

Code Subdivision name (en) Subdivision category
PK-TA Federally Administered Tribal Areas territory


The following changes to the entry have been announced in newsletters by the ISO 3166/MA since the first publication of ISO 3166-2 in 1998:

Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter Code/Subdivision change
Newsletter II-3 2011-12-13
Name change, language readjustment and source list update. Codes:
PK-NW North-West Frontier → PK-KP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
PK-NA Northern Areas → PK-GB Gilgit-Baltistan
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2015-11-27 Addition of romanization system for urd
2017-11-23 Change of spelling of category name from ilaqa to ‘alāqahilaqa, from suba to sūbah, from wafaqi dar-ul-hakumat ka ilaqa to wafāqī dār al ḩikūmat ‘alāqah; change of subdivision name of PK-JK (eng & urd); addition of local variation of PK-JK in eng; update List Source (TBD)
2019-11-22 Deletion of territory PK-TA; Update List Source (TBD)

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