The Government of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
functions under the provisions of the Constitution
of Pakistan (1973).
Province has a Provincial Assembly with 124 elected
members, constituent of 99 Regular seats, 22 seats
reserved for Women and 3 seats for Non-Muslims. The
Provincial Assembly elects the Chief Minister of the
Province who forms a Cabinet of Ministers to look
after various Departments. The Chief Minister is the
Chief Executive of the Province. The Federal Government
appoints a Governor as head of the Provincial Government.
The bureaucratic machinery of the province is headed
by a Chief Secretary who coordinates
and supervises functions of various Departments headed
by Departmental Secretaries. In Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa for the Planning & Development Department
the incharge is the Additional Chief Secretary who
reports to the Chief Secretary. All the Secretaries
are assisted by Additional Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries,
Section Officers and other staff. The Departments
may have attached Departments and autonomous or semi-autonomous
bodies to look after various functions.
The Province is divided
into 25 districts.