|Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Court|
|Authorized by||Gilgit-Baltistan (Empowerment and Self Governance Order) 2009|
|Appeals to||Gilgit-Baltistan Supreme Appellate Court|
|Appeals from||District Courts of Gilgit-Baltistan|
|Judge term length||Until 62 years of age|
|Currently||Mr. Justice Ali Baig|
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. The Permanent Seat of the Court is at Gilgit, but the Court also sits from time to time at Skardu Branch Registry.
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.
The Court is composed of one Chief Judge and four other judges appointed by Gilgit-Baltistan Council.
Former Chief Judges
- Justice Sahib Khan
- Justice Muhammad Alam
- Justice Wazir Shakeel Ahmed (Elevated to Supreme Appellate Court Gilgit-Baltistan)
- Justice Muhammad Umer
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