Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly is the elected assembly of Gilgit Baltistan. The Assembly was established under Gilgit Baltistan Empowerment and Self-Governance Order 2009. The assembly consists of 33 elected members of these, 24 are filled by direct elections, 3 reserves seats for technocrats and 6 seats for women. After the first meeting of the Assembly, the members take an oath. The assembly elects, from amongst its members, a Speaker and a Deputy Speaker. After the election of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker, the assembly cannot transact any other business unless it elects the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister is elected in a special session, summoned by the Governor on a day specified by the President of Pakistan. The Chief Minister obtains vote of confidence from the assembly within 60 days of assuming office.

The assembly shall have powers to make laws on selected 61 subjects. There shall be a Gilgit-Baltistan Consolidated Fund and the annual budget shall be presented to the Assembly and voted upon as per practice in other Provinces in the country.

Current Chief Minister and Governor

Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman

Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman Chief Minister

Governor Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan

Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan Governor

Ex-Chief Ministers

Name Entered Office Left Office Political Affiliation
Syed Mehdi Shah 12 December 2009 16 February 2015 PPP
Sher Jehan Mir (acting) 16 February 2015 27 June 2015


Name Entered Office Left Office Political Affiliation
Qamar Zaman Kaira 16 September 2009 22 March 2010 PPP
Dr. Shama Khalid 23 March 2010 15 September 2010 PPP
Wazir Baig (acting) 17 September 2010 26 January 2011 PPP
Pir Karam Ali Shah 27 January 2011 16 February 2015 PPP
Chaudhry Barjees Tahir (acting) 16 February 2015 2 July 2015 PMLN

Gilgit Baltistan Political Parties

  • Pakistan People's Party (PPP)
  • Pakistan Muslim League (PMLN)
  • Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)
  • Jamaat-Islami (JUI)
  • Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)
  • Labour Party Pakistan (LPP)
  • Karakorum National Movement (KNM)
  • Balawaristan National Front (BNF)
  • Gilgit Baltistan Democratic Alliance (GBDA)
  • Gilgit Baltistan United Movement (GBUM)
  • Boloristan Labour Party (BLP)