All you know about 5 Provinces of Pakistan

Provinces of Pakistan

Pakistan’s administrative units are subnational administrative divisions that play a part in the country’s government. Balochistan , Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh, and the federally governed Islamabad Capital Territory are the four provinces and one federal territory that makeup Pakistan. Pakistan is also in charge of two autonomous areas.In this blog we will discuss about provinces of Pakistan.

All of Pakistan’s provinces and territories are split into divisions, which are subdivided further into districts, tehsils, and union councils. The total population of Pakistan is 220.9 million.

Following India’s partition on August 14, 1947, Pakistan received the land that makes up its present provinces from the British Raj. The provinces of Pakistan are rich in culture, food, clothing and each have their own specific crops that are best for them. 

The largest province of Pakistan by population is Punjab. The smallest province of Pakistan is Gilgit Baltistan. 

Basic Facts About Pakistan

Checkout some interesting facts about Pakistan:

Father of the Nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948)
National Poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938)
Official Name Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Capital Islamabad
National Game Hockey
Pakistan’s Official Map Drawn by Mian Mahmood Alam Suhrawardy (1920-1999)
National Anthem Composed by Abssul Asar Hafeez Jullundhri
Major Crops Cotton, Wheat, Rice and Sugarcane
Total cropped area 22.94 million hectares
Languages Urdu (National) & English (Official)

Which is the biggest province in Pakistan in terms of area?

Balochistan is  geographically the largest province of Pakistan in terms of area . Its total area is about 347,190 km ² and composes 42% of the total land area of Pakistan .

There are many Famous Motorways and Highways of Pakistan which passes through these provinces and made travelling easy for everyone.

Pakistan is a South Asian country with a largely Indo-Iranian speaking population. Iran borders the nation on the west, Afghanistan on the north, India on the southeast and east, China on the northeast, and the Arabian Sea on the south. Afghanistan, Iran, and India are the country’s closest neighbours in terms of culture and history. Karachi, Pakistan’s largest metropolis, is situated on the Arabian Sea coast in the country’s south. The nation’s capital, Islamabad, is situated in the Himalayan foothills. Punjab, Balochistan, Sindh, Giglit-Baltistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are the five provinces of Pakistan. 

List of 5 Provinces of Pakistan:

  1. Punjab
  2. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  3. Sindh
  4. Balochistan
  5. Gilgit-Baltistan

1.  Punjab

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Punjab is a province in Pakistan’s east. It is bordered on the northeast by the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, on the east by the Indian states of Punjab and Rajasthan, on the south by Sindh province, on the west by Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, and on the north by the federal capital region of Islamabad and Azad Kashmir. Lahore, the province capital, situated in the east-central area, close to the Indian border. Lahore is also considered the city with the oldest museums in Pakistan which you can visit to view the collection of historical sculptures, miniature paintings, rare manuscripts, and much more. Apart from museums, the province is also the land of historical places in Pakistan, including Badshahi Masjid, Minar-e-Pakistan, Hiran Minar, etc.

In addition too the territory is drained by the Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej rivers, which are tributaries of the Indus River, is known as Punjab, which means “five streams” or “five rivers.” Punjab is Pakistan’s second-largest and most densely inhabited province, behind Balochistan. 79,284 square miles of land (205,345 square km). 91,379,615 people (as of 2011).

The southward-flowing Indus River and its four major tributaries in Pakistan, the Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, and Sutlej rivers, compose the majority of Punjab’s land area. The ground slopes from northeast to southwest in general, but it rises in the places between rivers. The active floodplains of the alluvial plain are flooded every rainy season and feature changing river channels, whereas meander floodplains close to the active floodplain are distinguished by relict and abandoned channels. The Murree and Rawalpindi hills, as well as the Pabbi hills in the extreme north, are part of the Sub-Himalayas, while the Potwar Plateau lies in the far north. Also read our blog about the famous dams in pakistan.

Punjab is Pakistan’s most populous province, home to more than half of the country’s population and numerous major towns, including Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, and Gujranwala. In the province, there is a significant amount of rural-to-urban migration, particularly to the major cities. With the exception of a small Christian minority, the province is virtually completely Muslim. The vast majority of the people speaks Punjabi as their first language.

Punjab’s main source of revenue and employment is agriculture. Much of the province used to be arid wastelands that were unsuitable for development, but that changed after a large network of irrigation canals was developed utilising the waters of the Indus tributaries in the early twentieth century. Punjab is one of Pakistan’s most industrialised provinces, including textiles, machinery, electrical appliances, surgical instruments, metals, bicycles and rickshaws, floor coverings, and processed foods among its manufacturing industries. Lahore is connected to Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital, to the north, and Karachi, Pakistan’s ocean port, to the south, via Pakistan’s primary north-south road and railway. 

2.  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, previously the North-West Frontier Province, is Pakistan’s northernmost province. It is bordered on the west and north by Afghanistan, on the east and northeast by Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan (the Pakistani-administered regions of the Kashmir region), on the southeast by Punjab province, and on the southwest by Balochistan province. The territories previously known as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on the western border of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, near the Afghan border, are a series of ethnically homogenous areas with the province but were semiautonomous until 2018. The province capital is Peshawar. Province size: 39,282 square miles (101,741 square km). The population of the province in 2017 was 35,519,927 people.

KPK is also home to many beautiful hill stations in Pakistan, like Nathia Gali, Thandiani, Swat, Kalam, Malam Jabba, etc. These hilly stations receive many tourists from Pakistan and all over the world.

Apart from other thing , there are many historical places To visit In Peshawar where people from all over Pakistan love to go along with their families.

Several mighty mountain ranges in Pakistan are located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Mountain ranges, undulating submontane lands, and plains bordered by hills make up the topography. Mountain ranges mainly run north-south in the north, and east-west in the south, south of the Kbul River, which bisects the province from east to west. The Kunar River divides the Hindu Kush region in the north, which has long been known for its picturesque grandeur, into two different ranges: the northern Hindu Kush and the Hindu Raj. Tirich Mir is the tallest mountain in the northern Hindu Kush, rising to 25,230 feet (7,690 metres). The rocky Panjkora, Swat, and Kandia river basins lay to the south of the Hindu Raj. The Lesser Himalayas and Sub-Himalayas are located in the province’s eastern region and make up the Lesser Himalayas and Sub-Himalayas.

The province of KPK is developing day by day , specially its capital Peshawar , Checkout some of the famous Shopping Malls In Peshawar where people go for shopping with their families.

The region economy is basically agricultural, even though the mountainous terrain is not favourable to extensive cultivation. Irrigation is brough tout on about one-third of the cultivated land. Wheat, corn (maize), sugarcane, and tobacco are the major crops. The centra lindustries are the manufacture and refining of sugar, the canning and preservation of fruits and vegetables, tobacco processing, and the manufacture of small arms.. Additional products are cotton textiles, cement, ghee (clarified butter), furniture, and milled grains. Also read our blog on Universities in Peshawar .

3.  Sindh

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Sindh, sometimes written Sind, is a Pakistani province in the southeast. It is surrounded on the west and north by the provinces of Balochistan, Punjab on the northeast, the Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat on the east, and the Arabian Sea on the south by the Arabian Sea. Sindh is mainly part of the Indus River delta and takes its name from the Sindhu River, which flows across Pakistan. Sindh was created as a province in 1970. Karchi, the provincial capital, is located on the southwest coast. 54,407 square kilometres of land (140,914 square km). 35,864,000 people (as of 2006).

Many recreational and historical places in Sindh grab the attention of tourists from Pakistan and worldwide. For instance, it is the land of numerous renowned lakes in Pakistan. The Keenjhar Lake is a famous largest artificial lake in Pakistan. The renowned lake is located in Thatta, Sindh, Pakistan.

The Province of Sindh is developing day by day , specially the capital Karachi and there are many top Areas for Buying Houses in Karachi where people want to buy a property to live a peaceful life.

Sindh is one of Pakistan’s most industrialised provinces, with Karchi hosting much of the country’s large-scale industry. The province produces a significant portion of the country’s raw cotton and is home to several of the country’s cotton mills. Pakistan’s cement sector is dominated by a few big cement manufacturers, while the sugar business has a huge number of mills. Steel and car factories are also located nearby.

The national press has a dominance in Karchi. Sindh University, based in Hyderabad, and Karchi University are two of the country’s most prestigious universities. In Hyderabad, the Sindhi Adabi (literary) board publishes works on Sindhi culture, and the Sindh-Provincial Museum and Library; in Karchi, the State Bank of Pakistan Library, the Liaquat Memorial Library, and others are among the libraries. So Sindh is third in the list of Provinces of Pakistan.

4.  Balochistan

Balochistan Province of Pakistan - Pakistan Travel Guide

Balochistan, often written Balchistn, is Pakistan’s westernmost province. Iran (west), Afghanistan (northwest), the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab (northeast and east), Sindh province (southeast), and the Arabian Sea border it (south).

Despite the fact that the country’s original population lived through the Stone and Bronze periods and was a part of Alexander the Great’s kingdom, the Baloch people did not arrive in the region until the 14th century CE. The Baloch and Pashtun (Pathan) ethnic groups are the two largest and most different ethnic groupings, respectively; a mixed ethnic stock, primarily of Sindhi ancestry, makes up the third largest ethnic group. The primary languages are Balochi, Brahui, Pashto, and Sindhi. In 1970, Balochistan was created as a distinct province in its current shape. It’s the case. Apart from provinces of Pakistan also read our blog on Commercial Areas to Invest in Peshawar .

Water, power, and suitable transportation facilities are all restricted in agriculture. The main food crops are wheat, jowar (sorghum), and rice, while fruits are the main cash crops. Sheep farming employs the vast majority of the people and takes up the majority of the available land. The sheep produce high-quality wool, with some of it being exported. Cotton and woollen production, food processing, carpet making, textile and leather stitching, small machinery and appliance manufacturing, and handicrafts are all examples of small-scale industry.

Sūi, town, Balochistān province, southern Pakistan, located northeast of Jacobābād. It rose to importance in 1950–51 through the discovery of one of the world’s largest natural-gas deposits. 

Apart from Provinces , Real estate market is continuously changing in Pakistan and there are many things to Consider Before Investing in Real Estate Pakistan before investing in real estate Pakistan .

5.  Gilgit-Baltistan

Gilgit-Baltistan: Where Pakistan, China, Iran meet - The Sunday Guardian Live

Chilly winds, snow-covered mountains, and breathtaking views- Yes, we are talking about northern areas. You can enjoy all in the northern areas in Pakistan, and Gilgit-Baltistan is the crown of the beautiful northern places of Pakistan.Gilgit is a town in Gilgit-Baltistan, which is part of the Pakistani-administered Kashmir region in northern India. It is located in the Karakoram Range, in a tiny valley on the Gilgit River, about 20 miles (32 kilometres) upstream from its confluence with the Hunza River and about 20 miles (32 kilometres) downstream from its confluence with the Indus River.

Wheat, corn (maize), and barley are the principal crops, with wheat, corn (maize), and barley being the most important. The importance of tourism, particularly hiking and climbing in the Karakorams, is expanding. The Karakoram Highway (finished in 1978) runs from Gilgit across the mountains to Mansehra in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province; the town has a tiny airport. Gilgit is the region’s sole town of any size. Population: 8,200 (estimated in 1998).

K2, also known as Mount Godwin Austen and Dapsang or Chogori in the locality, is the world’s second highest mountain (28,251 feet [8,611 metres]), second only to Mount Everest. K2 is a mountain in the Karakoram Range that is partially in a Chinese-administered enclave of Kashmir within the Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang, China, and partly in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan section of Kashmir.

Gilgit Baltistan is Pakistan’s tourist capital. Gilgit Baltistan is home to some of the world’s highest peaks, including K2, the world’s second highest mountain. Mountains, lakes, glaciers, and valleys dot the scenery of Gilgit Baltistan. Gilgit Baltistan is famous for its landmarks, culture, history, and people, in addition to its mountains. In Gilgit Baltistan, popular tourist destinations include K2 Basecamp, Deosai, Naltar, Fairy Meadows, Bagrot Valley, and Hushe Valley.

Many other sports are popular in the region, but Polo is by far the most popular. Almost every larger valley has a polo ground, and polo tournaments held there draw both locals and international visitors throughout the summer season. Each year, a polo tournament is conducted in Shandur, in which Gilgit and Chitral polo teams compete.

Summing Up

These are all the 5 provinces of Pakistan, where the heart of Pakistan lies. All these provinces have a  long history of people, habitats, culture and heritage in these provinces. From Giglit to Sindh, the area has rich resources of minerals, agriculture, textiles and landscapes that the eye can see. Also read our blog on Best Cities to Invest in Real Estate Pakistan .

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