Union councils of Pakistan

A Union Council (Urdu: شیروان‬‎, Sherwan) forms the second-tier of local government and fifth administrative division in Pakistan. Its structure and responsibilities differ between provinces and territories.

Khyber Province

The KP system has City/District Tensil/Union council and village council-form of local democracy. It is the only province in the country to have Village Council (VC) form of local democratic set-up.

Punjab Province

A union council in Punjab is an area within a district consisting of one or more revenue estates, one or more census villages or one or more census blocks. The area of a union council is a territorial unity, whose boundaries do not cross the limits of Metropolitan Area, Municipalities or the District. Union councils are divided into rural and urban and have been demarcated as such, that the population of within each are equal. Each union Council is further subdivided into six wards and governed by the Sherwan Council – this consists of a directly elected Chairman, Vice Chairman and six general members representing each ward of the union council. In addition, members are indirectly elected to reserved seats by the Sherwan Council – this includes two women members, one peasant member in a rural union council or one worker member in an urban union council, one youth member and one non-Muslim member.[1]


  1. ^ "THE PUNJAB LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2013". Punjablaws.gov.pk. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
Administrative units of Pakistan

The administrative units of Pakistan (Urdu: پاکستان کی انتظامی اکائیاں‎) consist of four provinces (Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh), two autonomous territories (Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan) and one federal territory (Islamabad Capital Territory). Each province and territory is subdivided into divisions, which are further subdivided into districts, which are further subdivided into tehsils, or taluka, which are further subdivided into union councils.


Dewal also known as Dewal Sharif is a Union council of Murree Tehsil (a sub division), of Rawalpindi District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Dewal Sharif has the distinction of having the highest literacy rate out of all the Union Councils of Pakistan. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan it had a population of 11,052.

Index of Pakistan-related articles

This is a list of topics related to Pakistan. Names of people are alphabetized by first name.

Kot Ram Chand

Kot Ram Chand (Urdu: کوٹ رام چند‎) is a village in Pakistan on the M4 motorway, 30 kilometers from Faisalabad.

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Kot Ram Chand is one of the Union Councils of Pakistan, as Chak no.334 J.B Union Council of Gojra Tehsil.

Maira Begwal

Maira Begwal [Urdu: میرا بیگوال] is a village located on Simly Dam Road in the Zone-IV, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan and administered by Pind Begwal Union Council. Its geographical coordinates 33.74 N,73.25 E and its original name (with diacritics) is Maira Begwal.[1]

A hillside village with picturesque landscapes, Maira Begwal is home to approximately 2000 residents with most of them employed in either agricultural farming or small family-owned businesses around the village. Also a big number is providing their services outside the country in all over the world.

Union Council

Union Council may refer to:

Union councils of Bangladesh, rural local councils in Bangladesh.

Union councils of Pakistan, an elected local government body consisting of 21 councillors

Union of Councils for Soviet Jews

Union Council (students' union)

Water supply and sanitation in Pakistan

Drinking water supply and sanitation in Pakistan is characterized by some achievements and many challenges. Despite high population growth the country has increased the share of the population with access to an improved water source from 85% in 1990 to 92% in 2010, although this does not necessarily mean that the water from these sources is safe to drink. The share with access to improved sanitation increased from 27% to 48% during the same period, according to the Joint Monitoring Program for Water Supply and Sanitation. There has also been considerable innovation at the grass-root level, in particular concerning sanitation. The Orangi Pilot Project in Karachi and community-led total sanitation in rural areas are two examples of such innovation.

However, the sector still faces major challenges. The quality of the services is poor, as evidenced by intermittent water supply in urban areas and limited wastewater treatment. Poor drinking water quality and sanitation lead to major outbreaks of waterborne diseases such as those that swept the cities of Faisalabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar in 2006. Estimates indicate that each year, more than three million Pakistanis become infected with waterborne diseases. In addition, many service providers do not even cover the costs of operation and maintenance due to low tariffs and poor efficiency. Consequently, the service providers strongly depend on government subsidies and external funding. A National Sanitation Policy and a National Drinking Water Policy were passed in 2006 and 2009 respectively with the objective to improve water and sanitation coverage and quality. However, the level of annual investment (US$4/capita) still remains much below what would be necessary to achieve a significant increase in access and service quality.


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