Supreme Appellate Court Gilgit-Baltistan Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Appellate_Court_Gilgit-Baltistan

Supreme Appellate Court Gilgit-Baltistan
Established2009 (2009)
JurisdictionGilgit Baltistan
LocationPrincipal seat:Gilgit
District registry:Skardu
Authorized byGilgit-Baltistan (Empowerment and Self Governance Order) 2009
Appeals fromGilgit-Baltistan Chief Court
Chief Justice
CurrentlyArshad Hussain Shah
Since8 May 2019

The Supreme Appellate Court Gilgit-Baltistan is the highest court of appeal in the region of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. It consists of a Chief Justice and two other Judges.[1] The Court was established in 2009 under Gilgit-Baltistan (Empowerment and Self Governance Order) 2009 and has the similar jurisdiction equal to the Supreme Court of Pakistan.[2] The Permanent Seat of the Court is at Gilgit, but the Court also sits from time to time at Skardu Branch Registry.


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.[3]

Chief Justice[edit]

Chief Judge of Supreme Appellate Court Gilgit Baltistan Hon'ble Mr. Justice Syed Arshad Hussain Shah administered him the oath at a ceremony in Supreme Appellate Court Gilgit-Baltistan held on 8 May 2019.[4]

Other Judges[edit]

Justice Javed Iqbal (March 2016 - to date)

Former Judges[edit]

Former Chief Justice[edit]

  • Justice Qazi Ehsanullah Qureshi (2005-2008)
  • Justice Muhammad Nawaz Abbasi (2009-2012)
  • Justice Rana Muhammad Arshad (2012-2015)
  • Justice Rana Muhammad Shamim (2015-2018)

Former Judges[edit]

  • Justice Altaf Hussain (2005-2008)
  • Justice Syed Tahir Ali Shah (2005-2008)
  • Justice Syed Jaffar Shah (2009-2012)
  • Justice Muhammad Yaqoob Khan (2009-2012)
  • Justice Raja Jalal-ud-Din (2013-2016)
  • Justice Muzaffar Ali (2013-2016)
  • Justice Shehbaz Khan (15-3-16 to 20-9-2016)[5][6][7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Autonomy order for Gilgit, Baltistan signed". DAWN.COM. September 8, 2009.
  2. ^ Correspondent, A. (May 6, 2019). "Induction of chief judge into GB supreme appellate court opposed". DAWN.COM.
  3. ^ "Fresh appointment: Gilgit-Baltistan judicial crisis ends". The Express Tribune. February 4, 2012.
  4. ^ "Arshad Hussain Shah takes oath as Chief Judge of GB Supreme Appellate Court". Dunya News. 8 May 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  5. ^ OUTPOST. "Outpost - Connecting the disconnected". outpost.pk. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  6. ^ "PAMIR TIMES | Voices of the Mountain Communities – Indian claim over Gilgit-Baltistan baseless and contrary to historical facts, Shehbaz Khan Advocate Vice Chairman GB Bar Council". Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  7. ^ "PAMIR TIMES | Voices of the Mountain Communities – Life Imprisonment: Supreme Appellate Court upholds ATC verdict against Baba Jan and companions". Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  8. ^ "Court in G-B upholds Baba Jan's life term - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2016-06-09. Retrieved 2017-04-16.

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