Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman
| Fida Muhammad Nashad|
Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan
| Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly|
The Government of Gilgit-Baltistan (Urdu: حکومتِ گلگت بلتستان) is system of government based in Gilgit, Pakistan which stands as its capital.The Gilgit-Baltistan is one of the Five Provincial Governments of Pakistan.
Government of Gilgit-Baltistan Wikipedia
The territory of present-day Gilgit-Baltistan became a separate administrative unit in 1970 under the name "Northern Areas." It was formed by the amalgamation of the former Gilgit Agency, the Baltistan District of the Ladakh Wazarat, and the hill states of Hunza and Nagar. It presently consists of ten districts, has a population approaching one million, an area of approximately 28,000 square miles (73,000 km2), and shares borders with rest of Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, and India.
While administratively controlled by Pakistan since the first Kashmir war, Gilgit-Baltistan has not yet been formally integrated into the Pakistani state and does not participate in Pakistan's constitutional political affairs. On August 29, 2009, the Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self-Governance Order 2009, was passed by the Pakistani cabinet and later signed by the President of Pakistan. The order granted self-rule to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, by creating, among other things, an elected Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly and Gilgit-Baltistan Council. Gilgit-Baltistan thus gained de facto province-like status without constitutionally becoming part of Pakistan.
The government of Gilgit Baltistan consists of democratically elected body with the Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan as the constitutional head.
The Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan (CM) is elected by the Provincial Assembly of the Gilgit-Baltistan to serve as the head of the provincial government in Gilgit-Baltistan.
The Executive Consists of following department:Home & Prisons Department
Law and Prosecution Department
Services and General Administration, Information and Cabinet Department
Revenue, Usher and Zakat, Excise and Taxation and Cooperative Department
Food and Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Department
Forest, Wildlife and Environment Department
Education, Social Welfare and Women Development
Health and Population Welfare Department
Local Government, Rural Development and Census Department
Water and Power Department
Tourism, Sports, Culture and Youth Department
Mineral Development, Industries, Commerce & Labour Department
Planning and Development Department
The Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly is a 33-seat unicameral legislative body. It has 24 directly elected members, 6 reserved seats are for women plus 3 seats are reserved for technocrats.
The Gilgit-Baltistan Council has been established as per Article 33 of Gilgit-Baltistan (Empowerment & Self Governance) Order, 2009. Its Chairman is the Prime Minister of Pakistan and Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan is the Vice-Chairman. It can legislate on 53 subjects as provided in Schedule III of the Order. Other members include Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, 6 members are nominated by Prime Minister of Pakistan and 6 members are elected by Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly.
Under Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self-Governance Order 2009 Gilgit-Baltistan Supreme Appellate Court was established with a Chief Justice and two other Judges. The chief judge and judges are appointed for a period of three years by the prime minister of Pakistan.