Syed Mehdi Shah

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Syed Mehdi Shah
سید مہدی شاہ
8th Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan
Assumed office
15 August 2022
Nominated byPrime Minister of Pakistan
PresidentArif Alvi
Prime MinisterShehbaz Sharif
Preceded byRaja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon
1st Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan
In office
11 December 2009 – 11 December 2014
PresidentAsif Ali Zardari
Prime MinisterYousaf Raza Gillani
GovernorQamar Zaman Kaira
Shama Khalid
Wazir Baig
Karam Ali Shah
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded bySher Jehan Mir (caretaker)
Personal details
BornSkardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Political party Pakistan Peoples Party (1971-present)

Syed Mehdi Shah (Urdu: سید مہدی شاہ) is a Pakistani politician who is currently serving as the 8th Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan since 15 August 2022.[1] Previously, he served as the first Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan from 2009 to 2014. He has also served as the President of Gilgit-Baltistan chapter of the Pakistan People's Party.[2][3][4]

He contested in 2020 Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly election from the constituency GBA-7 (Skardu-I),[5] but lost to Raja Zakaria Khan Maqpoon.[6]


  1. ^ "Mehdi Shah appointed G-B governor". The Express Tribune. 15 August 2022. Retrieved 13 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Mehdi Shah sworn in as first chief minister of G-B". Dawn. 12 December 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2023.
  3. ^ "Mehdi set to become GB`s first CM". Dawn. 20 November 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2023.
  4. ^ "Syed Mehdi Shah elected Gilgit-Baltistan CM". The Nation. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2023.
  5. ^ "At a glance: Gilgit-Baltistan Elections 2020". Dunya News. 9 November 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2023.
  6. ^ "GBLA-7 Skardu 1 Election 2020 Full Result Vote Candidate". Retrieved 13 January 2023.