Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Court

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The Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Court is the court of appeals in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The decisions of the court are appealed to Supreme Appellate Court Gilgit-Baltistan. The court acts under 2009 Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self-Governance Order and has the equal status as of other high courts of Pakistan.[1][2] The Permanent Seat of the Court is at Gilgit, but the Court also sits from time to time at Skardu Branch Registry.

History[edit]

Prior to 1972, Gilgit Baltistan was then known as Northern Areas was ruled under the infamous FCR, which was abolished in 1972. Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan introduced some judicial and administrative reforms and courts were established. These were given more power over time by Al-Jehad Trust Versus the Federation of Pakistan as per orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan. In 2009, under Gilgit-Baltistan (Empowerment and Self Governance Order) 2009 the court in its current form was established.[1][3]

Judges[edit]

The Court is composed of one Chief Judge and four other judges appointed by Gilgit-Baltistan Council.

Current Composition[edit]

  • Chief Justice Justice Malik Nawaz Haq (2020 - to date)[4]
  • Justice Ali Baig (2017 - to date) [1]

Former Judges[edit]

Former Chief Judges[edit]

Former Judges[edit]

  • Justice Muhammad Umer[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Solutions.com.pk, Softech e. "Gilgit Baltistan Chief Court Gilgit". www.gbchiefcourt.gov.pk.
  2. ^ "Autonomy order for Gilgit, Baltistan signed". DAWN.COM. September 8, 2009.
  3. ^ "Al-Jehad Trust case: G-B bar association demands implementation of apex court's orders". The Express Tribune. October 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "After months of hiatus, govt appoints Justice Wazir Shakil in G-B apex court". The Express Tribune. January 31, 2020.

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