Paktika Province, in eastern Afghanistan, is on the Pakistani border. To its north is Paktia Province and Khost Province is to the northeast; due east is South Waziristan in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Area. Zabul Province forms its southern border, and Ghazni Province is to the west. The capital is Sharana.
It was once part of the province of Greater Paktia, along with Paktia and Khost provinces. Greater Paktia, as well as South Waziristan, is the home territory of the warlord Jalaluddin Haqqani and the Haqqani Network, affiliated with the Taliban.
- Governor: Mohammad Akram Khpalwak
- Chief of police: Sardar Mohammad Zazay
There is a U.S. Provincial Reconstruction Team in Sharana.
Economy and Infrastructure
It was never a well-developed province, but the fighting destroyed its irrigation system and led to deforestation. Reconstruction is slow due to poor security.