Pakistan is an Islamic Republic. It
has four provinces:
North West Frontier (NWFP),
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.