Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan

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The Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan is the appointed Head of State of the provincial government in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The governor is designated by the Prime Minister and is normally regarded a ceremonial post. However, throughout the history of Pakistan, the powers of the provincial governors were vastly increased, every time the provincial assemblies were dissolved and the administrative role came under direct control of the governors.

The seat of governor in Gilgit-Baltistan was started on 16 September 2009.

The current Governor is Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan, who took over on 20 November 2015.

List of Governors[edit]

Following is the list of governors after Gilgit-Baltistan was given the status of province on August 29, 2009, the federal cabinet had approved the Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self-Governance Order 2009.

Prime Minister embracing Chaudhry Muhammad Barjees Tahir on the landslide victory of PMLn in Gilgit Baltistan


Name of Governor 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 15 February 2015 PPP
Chaudhry Muhammad Barjees Tahir 16 February 2015 24 November 2015 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan 24 November 2015 Present Pakistan Muslim League (N)


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