City Districts of Pakistan

City Districts of Pakistan are districts in Pakistan that consists primarily of an urban area, such as a mega city or large metropolitan area. While there are 150 total districts in Pakistan, only 8 had been designated as "city districts" in 2001. City Districts were assigned administrative boards responsible for certain areas of governance in their respective areas. The degree of administrative autonomy of these districts similarly varies greatly.

Administrative structureEdit

City districts consist of a three-tier or four-tier system of government. Each city district is subdivided into Tehsils (or Towns), which are further subdivided into Union Councils, which may further be subdivided into Wards.[1]

Subdivision Government
City District City District government
Municipal Corporation Municipal Corporation Government
Town Town municipal administration
Union Council Union administration
Ward Ward administration

List of city districtsEdit

Sindh ProvinceEdit

Karachi City is a division itself and it comprises seven districts that work together under the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation.[2][3][1]

During 14 Aug 2001 to 2011, Karachi Division was abolished and all of the five districts (at that time) of Karachi were merged into single city district, forming city district government Karachi i.e CDGK.

Punjab ProvinceEdit

On 14 Aug 2001, 5 major urban districts of Punjab were given the status of City Districts. These Districts were the Headquarters of Divisions of Punjab before 2001. The Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan and Sargodha Division headquarters were not included in city districts due to semi-urban status.

Khyber PakhtunkhwaEdit

Baluchistan ProvinceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "City Mayors: Karachi local government". www.citymayors.com. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  2. ^ Mansoor, Hasan (6 November 2013). "Korangi notified as sixth district of Karachi". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Former UN staffer being tipped as PM's focal person for polio". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  4. ^ Correspondent, The Newspaper's Staff (2022-02-03). "Lasbela bifurcated, Hub made new district". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2022-02-05.

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