In each province, executive authority is exercised by the Chief Minister (counterpart of the Prime Minister the federal level) with assistance from a Provincial Cabinet.
The Chief Minister, who is the counterpart of the Prime Minister at the provincial level, is the Executive Head of a province and is elected by members of the Provincial Assembly. He/she is assisted by a Provincial Cabinet comprising of ministers from different departments. Each province also has a Governor, who is the counterpart of the President at the provincial level.
Mirroring the President – Prime Minister relationship at the federal level, the Governor acts on the advice of the Chief Ministerwhilst performing most a governor’s functions. The Executive authority of the province also extends tomatters in respect of which the Provincial Assembly has power to passlaws.