Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly

The Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly (GBA)[1] formerly known as Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) is a 33-seat unicameral house of elected representatives of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly

گلگت بلتستان اسمبلی
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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
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Political groups
Government (23)
  PTI (22)
  MWM (1)

Opposition (10)

  PPP (5)
  PML(N) (3)
  BNF (1)
  JUI(F) (1)
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
November 2025
Meeting place
Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly Building, Jutial
Website
gba.gov.pk

The 3rd Gilgit-Baltistan Elections was held on 15 November 2020.

HistoryEdit

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.[2] The first Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly elections were held in 12 November 2009 which Pakistan Peoples Party won by 20 seats.

List of AssembliesEdit

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 AssemblyEdit

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-BaltistanEdit

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 LeadersEdit

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

ElectionsEdit

2009 ElectionsEdit

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 ElectionsEdit

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

Party Elected Reserved Total
Pakistan Muslim League (N) 16 6 22
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 0 0 0
Total 24 9 33

2020 ElectionsEdit

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
Balawaristan National Front 1 0 1
Total 24 9 33

The 2020 elections helds on 15 November 2020.

CompositionEdit

As per the results of the 2009 elections,[4] the assembly is split between members of the left leaning and secular Pakistan Peoples Party, the centre-right Pakistan Muslim League, the secular and liberal Muttahida Qaumi Movement, and the Islamist Jamiat Ulema e Islam. In a special by-election in 2011, a candidate from the Balawaristan National Front won a seat from Ghizer with slightly less than 50% of votes cast in his favor.[5] In Sept 2013, FM Nashad from SKD 3 LA 8 won the elections with the majority after Wazir Shakeel resigned from the membership. FM Nashad earlier served as Deputy chief executive for 5 years. He belongs to PML(N).

Incumbent membersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly (official website), retrieved 18 December 2020.
  2. ^ Shigri, Manzar (November 12, 2009). "Pakistan's disputed Northern Areas go to polls". Reuters.
  3. ^ "PML (N) emerges as largest party in GB polls". SUCH TV. June 9, 2015.
  4. ^ "Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly - Members".
  5. ^ "Nawaz Khan Naji takes oath of GBLA membership". Pamir Times. June 7, 2011.