Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly

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Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly

گلگت بلتستان اسمبلی
3rd Assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan
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Leadership
Speaker
Amjad Zaidi, PTI
since 25 November 2020
Deputy Speaker
Nazir Ahmed, PTI
since 25 November 2020
Khalid Khurshid Khan, PTI
since 30 November 2020
Leader of the Opposition
Amjad Hussain Azar, PPP
since 30 November 2020
Structure
Seats33
Gilgit Baltistan Assembly as of August 2021.svg
Political groups
Government (24)
  •   PTI (22)
  •   MWM (1)
  •   ITP (1)

Opposition (9)

Elections
Mixed member majoritarian:
  • 24 members elected by FPTP;
  • 6 seats for women and 3 seats for Technocrats and Professionals through PR
Last election
15 November 2020
Next election
No later than November 2025
Meeting place
Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly Building, Jutial
Website
Assembly website
Gilgit Baltistan Assembly building

The Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly (GBA), formerly known as Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA), is a unicameral legislature of elected representatives of Autonomous territory (de-facto Pakistani province) of Gilgit-Baltistan, which is located in Jutial neighbourhood in the city of Gilgit, the capital of Gilgit-Baltistan. It was established under the Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self-Governance Order in 2009 which granted the region self-rule and an elected legislative assembly having a total of 33 seats, with 24 general seats, 6 seats reserved for women and 3 reserved for Technocrats and Professionals.

The third Gilgit-Baltistan Elections was held on 15 November 2020.

History[edit]

The Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly was formed as a part of the Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self-Governance Order in 2009 which granted the region self-rule and an elected legislative assembly.[1] The first Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly elections were held in 12 November 2009 which Pakistan Peoples Party won by 20 seats.

List of Assemblies[edit]

Order Terms
First Assembly November 2009 to April 2015
Second Assembly June 2015 to June 2020
Third Assembly November 2020 – present

Speakers of Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly[edit]

No. Names Successive term of each
1 Mir Wazir Baig 11 December 2009 to 23 June 2015
2 Haji Fida Muhammad Nashad 24 June 2015 to 25 November 2020
3 Amjad Zaidi 26 November 2020 to Incumbent

Chief Ministers of Gilgit-Baltistan[edit]

Sr no. Name of Chief Minister Entered Office Left Office Political Party/Notes
1 Syed Mehdi Shah 11 December 2009 11 December 2014 PPP
. Sher Jehan Mir 12 December 2014 26 June 2015 Caretaker
2 Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman 26 June 2015 23 June 2020 PMLN
. Mir Afzal 24 June 2020 30 November 2020 Caretaker
3 Muhammad Khalid Khurshid Khan 30 November 2020 Incumbent PTI

List of Opposition Leaders[edit]

Sr no. Name of Opposition Leader Entered Office Left Office Political Party/Notes
1 Bashir Ahmad 11 December 2009 11 December 2014 PML(Q)
2 Capt.(R) Muhammad Shafi 26 June 2015 23 June 2020 ITP
3 Amjad Hussain Azar 30 November 2020 Incumbent PPP

Elections[edit]

2009 Elections[edit]

In the 2009 elections, Pakistan Peoples Party had won 20 seats, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl) with 4 and Pakistan Muslim League (Q) with 3 seats.

Party Elected Reserved Total
Pakistan Peoples Party 14 6 20
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl) 2 2 4
Pakistan Muslim League (Q) 2 1 3
Pakistan Muslim League (N) 2 0 2
Balawaristan National Front 1 0 1
Muttahida Qaumi Movement 1 0 1
Others 2 0 2
Total 24 9 33

2015 Elections[edit]

In the 2015 elections, Pakistan Muslim League (N) won 22 seats,[2] Islami Tehreek Pakistan with 4 and Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen with 3 seats.

Party Elected Reserved Total
Pakistan Muslim League (N) 15 6 21
Islami Tehreek Pakistan 2 2 4
Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen 2 1 3
Pakistan Peoples Party 1 0 1
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf 1 0 1
Balawaristan National Front 1 0 1
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) 1 0 1
Others 1 0 1
Total 24 9 33

2020 Elections[edit]

Party Elected Reserved Total
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf 16 6 22
Pakistan Peoples Party 3 2 5
Pakistan Muslim League (N) 2 1 3
Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen 1 0 1
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) 1 0 1
Independent 1 0 1
Total 24 9 33

Incumbent members[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shigri, Manzar (November 12, 2009). "Pakistan's disputed Northern Areas go to polls". Reuters.
  2. ^ "PML (N) emerges as largest party in GB polls". SUCH TV. June 9, 2015.