Established: July 1, 1970 Capital: Peshawar
Area: 74,521 km2 (28,772.7 sq mi)
Population: 20,215,000 est.2008 No. of Districts: 25 National Assembly seats: 35
Provencial assembly seats: 124
Governor: Iqbal Zafar Jhagra
Chief Minister: Pervaiz Khattak (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf)
formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province, is one of the four provinces of Pakistan, located in the north-west of the country. It borders Afghanistan to the north-west, Gilgit-Baltistan to the north-east, Azad Kashmir to the east, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to the west and south, Balochistan to the south and Punjab and the Islamabad Capital Territory to the south-east.
The main ethnic group in the province is the Pashtuns; other smaller ethnic groups include most notably the Hazarewals, Gujjar’s and Chitralis. The principal languages are Pashto, locally referred to as Pukhto.
The provincial capital is Peshawar, locally referred to as Pekhawar.
In may 2013 election’s pakistan tehreek-e-Insaf emerged as single largest party and establushed its govenment with the help of jamat-e-Islami and Aftab Ahmed Sherpao’s Quomi Watan party.
In November 2013 just after six months Quomi Watan party excluded from governmen of Tehreek-e-Insaf on corruption charges.
The province consists of the following 25 districts, including 5 Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (PATAs):
Abbottabad Bannu Battagram Buner Charsadda Chitral (PATA) Dera Ismail Khan
Hangu Haripur Karak Kohat Kohistan Lakki Marwat Lower Dir (PATA)
Malakand (PATA) Mansehra Mardan Nowshera Peshawar Shangla Swabi
Swat (PATA) Tank Tor Ghar Upper Dir (PATA)
- Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
- Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Khan
- Doctor Khan Sahib
- Moulana Mufti Mehmood
- Khan Abdul Wali Khan
- Arbab Jehangir Khan
- Lt. Gen. Ret. Fazl e Haq
- Aftab Ahmed Sherpao
- Ajmal Khatak
- Mir Afzal Khan
- Qazi hussain Ahmed
- Moulana Fazl ur Rehman
- Pir Sabir Shah
- Mehtab Ahmed Khan Abbasi
- Akram Khan Durrani
- Khuwaja Mohammed Khan Hoti
- Asfand Yar Wali
- Ghulam Ahmed Bilour