Government of Punjab
Government of Punjab

The region was known to the Greeks as Pentapotamia, meaning the region of five rivers[1] Encyclopaedia – Sikhism The word  Punjab was formally introduced in the early 17th century CE as an elision of the Persian words panj (five) and ?b (water), thus meaning the (land of) five rivers, similar in meaning to the Greek name for the region.[2] Federalism – Nationalism The five rivers, namely Chenab, Jhelum, Ravi, Beas and Sutlej, flow via the  Panjnad River into the Indus River and eventually into the Arabian Sea. Of the five great rivers of  Punjab , four course through  Pakistan ‘s Punjab province.

Formed :1947
Seat of Government:Lahore
Assembly:Punjab Assembly
Speaker:Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan
Local Language Name:حکومت پنجاب
Chief Minister:Shehbaz Sharif
Governor Punjab:Rafique Rajwana
High Court:Lahore High Court
Chief Justice:Justice Khawaja Imtiaz Ahmad
Members in Assembly:371
Metro Projects:Karachi,Lahore,Multan,Faisalabad,Rawalpindi
Ministry Executives:Chief Minister Punjab: Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif,Governor Punjab: Rafique Rajwana since 10 May 2015
Major Functions:Pubic funds,Financial rules,Civil Service Rules,Administration of provincial loans,Examination ,Administration of emoluments,Audit matters
Departments :48 departments in Punjab government
Departments headed by:Provincial Minister & Provincial Secretary
Legislature with:297 elected Members and 74 reserved seats
Metrobus Projects:Lahore Metro Completed
Islamabad Metrobus:Inaugurated on 4 June 2015
Multan Metrobus:Inaugurated on 24 January 2017
Faisalabad Metrobus:Have also been planned

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Goverment of Punjab


Goverment of Punjab

The Punjab or Panjab province of Pakistan is the country’s most populous region and is home to the Punjabis and various other groups. Neighbouring areas are  Sindh to the south,  Balochistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas to the west, the Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa (formerly North West Frontier Province (NWFP)), Azad Kashmir, Indian controlled Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh and  Islamabad to the north, and Indian Punjab and Rajasthan to the east. The main languages are Punjabi and Urdu and the provincial capital is  Lahore . The name Punjab literally translates from Persian into the words ‘Panj’  five, and ‘Aab’  water respectively, which can be translated as “five water” (hence the poetic name land of the five rivers), referring to the Beas, Ravi, Sutlej, Chenab and Jhelum rivers. Part of the Indus river also lies in Punjab, but it is not considered one of the “five” rivers.[3] – pk


Goverment of Punjab CM

  • Chief Minister Punjab: Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif
  • Governor Punjab: Rafique Rajwana since 10 May 2015

Related Departments

Goverment of Punjab

There are 48 departments in Punjab government. Each Department is headed by a Provincial Minister (Politician) and a Provincial Secretary (A civil servant of usually BPS-20 or BPS-21). All Ministers report to the Chief Minister, who is the Chief Executive. All Secretaries report to the Chief Secretary of Punjab, who is usually a BPS-22 Civil Servant. The Chief Secretary in turn reports to the Chief Minister. In addition to these departments, there are several Autonomous Bodies and Attached Departments that report directly to either the Secretaries or the Chief Secretary.[4] – pk

Planning Development Department

Government Of Punjab P&D Programmes

The Planning and Development Department, Government of Punjab, is the principal planning organization at the provincial level. It coordinates and monitors development programs and activities of various departments of the provincial government. The department also prepares an overall Medium Term Development Framework (MTDF) of developmental activities in the province. The Medium Term Development Framework lays down the developmental activities to be carried out in the province in various sectors of the provincial economy. In this manner, the Planning & Development Department is one of the main actors in the growth of the economic potential of the province. The mandate of the Planning & Development Department includes provision of technical support and coordination to various Government departments in their planning activities. The department is also the main government agency working with foreign donors in the province. [5] Government of Punjab, is the principal planning

  • The main objectives of the department are as follows:
  1. Assessment of the material and human resources of the province
  2. Formulation of long and short term plans
  3. Recommendations concerning prevailing economic conditions, economic policies or measures
  4. Examination of such economic problems as may be referred to it for advice
  5. Coordination of all economic activities in the provincial government

Foreign Aided Projects

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  • New Up Coming Project
  1. Punjab Skills Development Project
  • School Education
  1. DFID Support To Punjab Education Sector Project-II (PESP-II) [6] DFID Support To Punjab Education Sector
  2. Punjab Education Sector Project-II (PESP-II)
  • Health
  1. Punjab Health Sector Reform Project  (PHSRP)
  2. Punjab Health And Nutrition Program (PH&NP)
  • Regional Planning
  1. Punjab Economic Opportunities Programme
  • Irrigation
  1. Punjab Barrages Improvement Phase-II Project (PBIP-II) -Jinnah Barrage
  2. New Khanki Barrage Construction Project
  3. Pakpatan Canal and Sulemanki Barrage Improvement Project (PCSBIP)
  4. Rehabilitation of Lower Chenab Canal System Part-B
  5. Lower Bari Doab Canal Improvement Project (LBDCIP)
  6. Punjab Irrigation System Improvement Project (PISIP)
  • Urban Development
  1. Punjab Cities Governance Improvement Project (PCGIP)
  2. Extension of Water Resources for Faisalabad City
  • Agriculture
  1. Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Productivity Improvement Project (PIPIP)-World Bank Assisted
  • Governance & Information Technology
  1. Land Record Management & Information Systems Project (Phase-I)

PD Programmes

Planning & Development Department

  • Southern Punjab Poverty Alleviation Programme
  • Punjab Spatial Strategy
  • Tribal Area Development Project
  • Skill Developement Programme

Major Functions

Goverment of Punjab

  • Management of pubic funds
  • Framing of financial rules for guidance of departments
  • Framing of Civil Service Rules applicable to all government servants and interpretations thereof
  • Floatation and administration of provincial loans
  • Examination and advice on matters affecting directly or indirectly the finances of the province
  • Administration of emoluments, pensions and allowances
  • Audit matters of provincial receipts and expenditure[7] Major – Functions


Goverment of Punjab Metro

The Punjab Government, in the development program of 2013-14, proposed similar Metrobus projects for  Rawalpindi ,  Faisalabad and  Multan .[8] Metro bus – Faisalabad Metrobus in Islamabad and Rawalpindi was inaugurated on 4 June 2015 by the Prime Minister. Multan Metrobus was inaugurated on 24 January 2017 by PM Nawaz Sharif.  Karachi Metrobus and Faisalabad Metrobus have also been planned and their construction has just been started.