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The Government of Pakistan, is a federal government established by the Constitution of Pakistan as a centralized governing authority of the four provinces of a proclaimed and established parliamentary democratic republic, constitutionally called the State of Pakistan. The order of operations constitutes a Westminster system, and it comprises three branches of government: the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary. The executive branch is headed by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, who is a chief executive and exercises his or her power on officers subordinate to him or her. The President of Pakistan is merely a figurehead and Head of State who is a civilian commander-in-chief of the Pakistan Armed Forces and holds ceremonial powers to fulfill the constitutional requirements; the President's appointment and tenure is dependent, constitutionally, on the Prime Minister’s term. The Parliament consists of a lower house and an upper house, as well as the President. The judicial branch consists of a Supreme Court, five provisional high courts, numerous other district courts a specially designated anti-terrorism court, a Sharia court, and the Green Court. (via Freebase)