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Pakistan has 26 protected areas known as national parks. As of 2009, 19 of these are under supervision of respective provincial governments and remaining are in private care. Only some of these are under the conservation scope of IUCN. Protection and conservation of the environment of Pakistan was included in the concurrent constitution of 1973. As a result, Environment Protection Ordinance was enacted in 1983, which was mainly regulated by the Environment and Urban Affairs Division. Later, a new system of 'Modern Protected Areas' legislation began at the provincial level which assigned the protected areas with designations such as national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and game reserves. Further recommendations of the national parks of the Indomalaya ecozone were highlighted in the IUCN review of 1986. Nevertheless, the development of national parks was mainly carried out by National Conservation Strategy of 1992. Due to more awareness about their importance in conservation of biodiversity, 10 national parks have been established during the time period from 1993 to 2005.
According to the 'Modern Protected Areas' legislation, a national park is a protected area set aside by the government for the protection and conservation of its outstanding scenery and wildlife in a natural state. It is accessible to public for research, education and recreation. In order to promote public use, construction of roads and rest houses is permitted. Use of firearms, polluting water, cleaning of land for cultivation, destruction of wildlife is banned in these areas. The oldest national park is Lal Suhanra in Bahawalpur District, established in 1972. It is also the only biosphere reserve of Pakistan. Lal Suhanra is the only national park established before the independence of the nation in August 1947. The main purpose of this area was to protect the wildlife of Cholistan Desert. The most recent additions are the Kala Chitta, established in 2009 and Poonch Mahasher, established in 2010. Central Karakoram in Gilgit Baltistan is currently the largest national park in the country, spanning over a total approximate area of 1,390,100 hectares (3,435,011.9 acres). The smallest national park is the Ayub, covering a total approximate area of 931 hectares (2,300.6 acres).
|931 ha (2,301 acres)||Rawalpindi||Punjab|
|Ayubia||1984||3,312 ha (8,184 acres)||Abbottabad||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|Central Karakoram||1993||1,390,100 ha (3,435,012 acres)||Gilgit and Skardu||Gilgit Baltistan|
|Chinji||1987||6,095 ha (15,061 acres)||Chakwal||Punjab|
|Chitral Gol||1984||7,750 ha (19,151 acres)||Chitral||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|Deosai||1993||358,400 ha (885,626 acres)||Skardu||Gilgit Baltistan|
|Deva Vatala||2009||2,993 ha (7,396 acres)||Bhimber||Azad Kashmir|
|Dhrun||1988||167,700 ha (414,396 acres)||Awaran and Lasbela||Balochistan|
|Ghamot||2004||27,271 ha (67,388 acres)||Neelum||Azad Kashmir|
|Gurez||2009||52,815 ha (130,509 acres)||Neelum||Azad Kashmir|
|Hazarganji-Chiltan||1980||15,555 ha (38,437 acres)||Quetta||Balochistan|
|Hingol||1988||165,004 ha (407,734 acres)||Awaran, Gwadar
|233,468 ha (576,912 acres)||Gilgit||Gilgit Baltistan|
|Kala Chitta||2009||36,965 ha (91,343 acres)||Attock||Punjab|
|Khunjerab||1975||226,913 ha (560,714 acres)||Gilgit||Gilgit Baltistan|
|Kirthar||1974||308,733 ha (762,896 acres)||Dadu||Sindh|
|Lal Suhanra||1972||87,426 ha (216,034 acres)||Bahawalpur||Punjab|
|Lulusar-Dudipatsar||2003||30,375 ha (75,058 acres)||Mansehra||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|Machiara||1996||13,532 ha (33,438 acres)||Muzaffarabad||Azad Kashmir|
|Margalla Hills||1980||17,386 ha (42,962 acres)||Rawalpindi||Punjab|
|Pir Lasura||2005||5,625 ha (13,900 acres)||Kotli||Azad Kashmir|
|Poonch Mahasher||2010||4,500 ha (11,120 acres)||Kotli, Mirpur and
|Saiful Muluk||2003||4,867 ha (12,027 acres)||Mansehra||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|Shandur-Hundrup||1993||164,000 ha (405,253 acres)||Ghizer||Gilgit Baltistan|
|Sheikh Buddin||1993||15,540 ha (38,400 acres)||Dera Ismail Khan||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|Toli Pir||2005||5,045 ha (12,466 acres)||Poonch||Azad Kashmir|
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Plain of Deosai National Park
Mud volcano in Hingol National Park
Cold water spring of Kirthar National Park
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