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The Government of Pakistan (Urdu: حکومتِ پاکستان‎) is a federal government established by the Constitution of Pakistan as a constituted governing authority of the four provinces of a proclaimed and established by the parliamentary democratic republic, constitutionally called the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Effecting the Westminster system for governing the state, the government is mainly composed of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, in which all powers are vested by the Constitution in the Parliament, the Prime Minister and the Supreme Court. The powers and duties of these branches are further defined by acts and amendments of the Parliament, including the creation of executive institutions, departments and courts inferior to the Supreme Court. By constitutional powers, the President promulgates ordinances and passes bills.

The President acts as the ceremonial figurehead while the people-elected Prime Minister acts as the chief executive (of the executive branch) and is responsible for running the federal government. There is a bicameral Parliament with the National Assembly as a lower house and the Senate as an upper house. The most influential officials in the Government of Pakistan are considered to be the federal secretaries, who are the highest ranking bureaucrats in the country and run cabinet-level ministries and divisions. The judicial branch systematically contains an apex Supreme Court, Federal Shariat Court, high courts of five provinces, district, anti-terrorism, and the green courts; all inferior to the Supreme Court.

The full name of the country is the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. No other name appears in the Constitution, and this is the name that appears on money, in treaties, and in legal cases. The "Pakistan Government" or "Government of Pakistan" are often used in official documents representing the federal government collectively. Also, the terms "Federal" and "National" in government institutions or program names generally indicate affiliation with the federal government. As the seat of government is in Islamabad, "Islamabad" is commonly used as a metonym for the federal government.

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Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif (Urdu, Punjabi: نواز شریف, pronounced [nəˈʋaːz ʃəˈriːf]; born 25 December 1949)[1] is a Pakistani politician and industrialist who is serving as the current Prime Minister of Pakistan for the third term, previously having been Pakistan's 12th and 14th Prime Minister for two non-consecutive terms from November 1990 to July 1993 and from February 1997 to October 1999 respectively. Sharif is the president of Pakistan Muslim League (N), which is currently Pakistan's largest political party, and has formed the government. As the owner of Ittefaq Group, a leading business conglomerate, he is also one of the country's wealthiest men.[2] He is commonly known as the "Lion of the Punjab"[3][4][5] or "Tiger of Pakistan."[6]

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  • Benazir Bhutto was the youngest woman ever to be elected the Head of Government and the first woman to be elected as the Head of Government of a Muslim country.
  • Pakistan is a federation of four provinces, a capital territory and federally administered tribal areas.

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Today is December 17, 2018
Pakistan's religious affairs minister escaped with a minor injury in an attack.(CNN)
Militants suffer heavy casualties as fighting rages between security forces and militants.(CNN)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan confirms that their former leader Baitullah Mehsud died from injuries sustained during a U.S. drone attack on August 5.
Taliban official Hakeemullah Mehsud is selected as the new head of the Pakistani Taliban, a local Taliban commander in Pakistan's federally administered tribal areas confirms. (CNN)
A missile fired from a U.S. unmanned plane destroyed a suspected militant hide-out in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 12 people in a stronghold of a jihadi leader blamed for attacks in Afghanistan. (Associated Press)
A bomb explodes on a truck at a fuel station in Charsadda, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan (20 km from Peshawar), killing seven people. (BBC News)
Pakistan begins its first international freight train service from Islamabad to Istanbul. (BBC)

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  1. ^ "Nawaz Sharif". Encyclopædia Britannica on-line. 1 June 2003. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  2. ^ Story of Pakistan. "Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif [Born 1949]". Story of Pakistan Directorate. Story of Pakistan (Part I). Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Once exiled, Nawaz Sharif makes triumphant return to Pak politics". The Hindustan Times. 12 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif, Lion of Punjab, looks set to form government". GlobalPost. Agence France-Presse (AFP). Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  5. ^ Crilly, Rob (11 May 2013). "Pakistan elections: Nawaz Sharif eyes return to power". The Daily Telegraph. Islamabad. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  6. ^ Ghosh, Palash (16 May 2013). "Nawaz Sharif, The lion (or Tiger? ) of Pakistan". International Business Times (IBTimes). Retrieved 24 May 2013.