Districts Of Azad KashmirFurther information: Local government in Pakistan
The Districts of Pakistan (Urdu: اِضلاعِ پاكِستان), are the second order administrative divisions of Pakistan. Districts were the third order of administrative divisions, below provinces and "divisions", until the reforms of August 2000, when "divisions" were abolished. Districts now form the top tier of a three-tier system of local government with the two lower tiers composed of approximately 596 tehsils (included the Kashmir region) and more than 6,000 union councils.
Prior to 2001, there were 106 districts but with the reorganisation, these were reduced to 102 by the merger of the five districts of Karachi Central, Karachi East, Karachi South, Karachi West and Malir to form Karachi District. The five districts had formed the division of Karachi which was abolished. The number of districts rose to 106 again in December 2004, when four new districts were created in the province of Sindh of which one (Umerkot) had existed until 2000 and three districts (Kashmore, Qambar and Jamshoro) were newly created.
In May 2005, the Punjab provincial government created a new district by raising the status of Nankana Sahib from a tehsil of Sheikhupura District to a district in its own right.
In Azad Kashmir, the second tier of government is formed by three administrative divisions with a third tier of ten districts. In Gilgit–Baltistan, there are six districts divided between the two regions of Gilgit and Baltistan; Baltistan being a part of Ladakh under Pakistani control, the other part being under Indian control.
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