There are 29 national parks in Pakistan. 21 of them are under the supervision of local regimes and remaining 8 are taken care by privately. Parks were mainly carried out by a National Conservation Strategy 1992 in order to forfend the nature. Consequentiality of environment has already been included in the concurrent constitution of 1973, however it was 90s when Pakistan established 10 incipient National Parks.
Pakistan starting establishing National Parks in 1972 and up til 2015, there are total 29 national parks in Pakistan. They have been listed alphabetically below.
1) Ayub National Park
Denominated after the Pakistani president and general Ayub Khan, Ayub National Park is located on Jhelum Road and covers an area of 2,300 acres. It has a play area, lake with boating facility, an aquarium, a garden-restaurant and an open-air theater. This park hosts ‘The Jungle Kingdom’ which is categorically popular among puerile denizens of the city.
2) Ayubia National Park
Ayubia National Park is in KPK and located in Abbottabad District. It covers 8,184 acres of land. This park was withal designated after Pakistan’s second President, Ayub Khan. It was established in 1984. This park is circumvented by 7 major villages and 4 of them are Thandiani, Nathiagali, Ayubia and Khanspur.
3) Broghil Valley National Park
Established in 2010, Broghil Valley National Park is in Chitral District of KPK and covers 308,790 acres of land.
4) Central Karakorum National Park
Central Karakoram National Park was established in 1993. It is situated in Gilgit-Baltistan and it covers 3.4 million acres of land. It withal comprises the Baltoro, Panmah, Biafo and Hispar glaciers and their tributary glaciers and is considered to be one of the most resplendent national parks in Pakistan.
5) Chinji National Park
Chinji National Park was established in 1987. It is in Chakwal District of Punjab and it covers an area of 15,061 acres. It is located close to close to Salt Range.
6) Chitral Gol National Park
The word Gol designates valley in local language. Chitral Gol National Park is in Chitral District of KPK and is located in juxtaposition of Chitral River. It was established in 1984 and covers 19,151 acres of land.
7) Deosai National Park
The Deosai National Park is in Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan. It has Deosai Plateau which is the second highest plateau in the world. It was established in 1993 and it covers 885,626 acres of area.
8) Deva Vatala National Park
Deva Vatala National Park is situated in Bhimber District of Azad Kashmir. It was established in 2009 and it covers 7,396 acres.
10) Gurez National Park
Gurez National Park is also in Neelam District of Azad Kashmir and it was given a status of National Park in 2009. It covers about 130,509 acres.
11) Hazarganji-Chiltan National Park
Hazarganji-Chiltan is situated in Quetta District, Balochistan. It was established in 1980 and it covers approx. 38,437 acres of land.
12) Hingol National Park
Hingol National Park was established in 1988 and it covers 407,734 acres. It spans over three disricts of Balochistan, Awaran, Gwadarand Lasbela. It has many land marks including mud volcano and princess of hope.
13) K2 National Park
K2 National Park covers an area of 576,912 acres and is situated in Gilgit District of Gilgit-Baltistan.
14) Kala Chitta National Park
Kala Chitta was established in 2009 and it covers 91,343 acres of land. It is located in Attock District of Punjab Province.
15) Khunjerab National Park
Khunjerab is also located in Gilgit-Baltistan. It covers 560,714 acres and is one of the oldest national parks of Pakistan as it was established in 1975.
16) Kirthar National Park
Kirthar National Park is located between Karachi and Jamshoro District in Sindh, Pakistan. It was established in 1974 and it covers. It covers 762,896 acres of land and it used to have a decent number o leopards until 80s.
17) Lal Suhanra National Park
Lal Sohanra National Park is situated in Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. It is one of the largest national parks of South Asia having diversity in landscapes. Lal Sohanra has deserts, forests and ponds as well.It was founded in 1972, and it spans over 216,034 acres. It is Pakistan’s first National Park.
18) Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park
Lulusar-Dudipatsar is located in KPK and it was established in 2003. It is basically situated in Mansehra District and it covers 75,058 acres of land.
19) Machiara National Park
Machiara National Park was founded in 1996. It is situated in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir and it covers 33,438 acres of land.
20) Margalla Hills National Park
Margalla Hills National Park is in Rawalpindi, Punjab. It was founded in 1980 and it covers 42,962 acres of land.
21) Murree-Kotli Sattian-Kahuta National Park
Murree-Kotli Sattian-Kahuta National Park is also in Rawalpindi. It was founded in 1980 and it covers 142,286 acres.
24) Poonch River Mahaseer National Park
Poonch River Mahaseer National Park spans over 11,000 acres of land. It was founded in 2005 and it spans over Kotli, Mirpur and Poonch district of Azad Kashmir.
25) Qurumber National Park
Also known as Karambar National Park covers 182,858 acres. It is located in Ghizer district of Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. It was established in 2011.
26) Saiful Malook National Park
27) Shandur-Hundrup National Park
Shandur-Hundrup National Park was established in 2012. It covers 8,000 acres of land and it is in Ghizer district o Gilgit-Baltistan. It also hosts Shandur Polo Festival.
28) Sheikh Buddin National Park
Sheikh Badin National Park was established in 1993. It covers about 38,000 acres of land and is situated in Dera Ismail Khan district of KPK.
29) Toli Pir National Park
Toli Pir National Park was founded in 2005. It is in Poonch, Azad Kashmir and it covers 12,466 acres.