Society and Norms: National and Tribal Governance - National

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Pakistan is a Federal Parliamentary System with a two part legislature comprised of the Senate and National Assembly. The President, who is head of state, is elected by members of the Senate, National Assembly, and provincial assemblies. The Prime Minister, who is head of the government, is elected by the members of the National Assembly. Pakistani citizens (including women) from all provinces and the FATA over the age of eighteen elect the National Assembly representatives.

Each province maintains relative autonomy and has a governor, Council of Ministers, and a provincial assembly. The provincial assembly is elected by the provincial population. Provinces establish some laws and provide most services (e.g. education, health services, and roads) to the local population [20].



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