Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon

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Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon
راجہ جلال حسین مقپون
7th Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan
In office
30 September 2018 – 11 April 2022
PresidentArif Alvi
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Preceded byMir Ghazanfar Ali Khan
Succeeded bySyed Mehdi Shah
Personal details
Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon

(1971-05-20) 20 May 1971 (age 52)
Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan,
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
ResidenceMaqpoon Royal Palace Skardu (Personal)

Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon (Urdu: راجہ جلال حسین مقپون) is a Pakistani politician who served as the 7th Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan from 2018 to 2022.[1]

Political career[edit]

He ran for the seat of the Legislative Assembly of Gilgit Baltistan as a candidate of PTI from Constituency GBLA-7 in the 2015 Gilgit Baltistan Assembly election, but was unsuccessful.[2] He came in second receiving 3,330 votes and losing the seat to Akbar Khan Taban.[3]

He was appointed the governor of Gilgit-Baltistan by President Arif Alvi on the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan after the resignation of Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan.[4][5] On 30 September 2018, he took the oath of office as Governor.[6] On 11 April 2022, he resigned.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "GB Governor Raja Jalal Maqpoon decides to resign". ARY News. 10 April 2022. Retrieved 21 August 2022.
  2. ^ Taj, Imtiaz (30 September 2019). "راجہ جلال حسین مقپون نے نئے گورنر گلگت بلتستان کی حیثیت سے حلف اٹھا لیا". Dawn News (in Urdu). Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Result GBLA 7 – SKARDU 1". G-B Votes. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  4. ^ GBee, Staff (30 September 2018). "Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon swears in as the Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan". GBee News. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  5. ^ Web, Desk (26 September 2018). "Raja Jalal Maqpoon appointed as new GB Governor". The Nation. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon sworn in as new G-B governor". The Express Tribune. 30 September 2018.