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GILGIT BALTISTAN CHIEF COURT, GILGIT

Prior to 1972, no regular Courts like the other parts of the country had been functioning in Gilgit Baltistan and judicial matters were dealt under the FCR. The Resident Commissioner was exercising the powers of a Judge of High Court; the Political Agent was vested with the powers of District & Sessions Judge while the Assistant Political Agents were functioning as Civil Judges. In 1972 some sought of administrative and judicial system had introduced over the area by abolishing FCR and the laws of Pakistan also extended to Gilgit-Baltistan by the Kashmir Affairs Ministry, consequently Gilgit-Baltistan was declared one Sessions division by appointing a District and Sessions Judge at Gilgit and Civil Courts were also established.

 

The Court of Resident Commissioner exercising the same powers of Judge High Court was substituted with the Court of Judicial Commissioner in 1976 with the powers of High Court and another Court of District and Sessions Judge was also established in Skardu. Later on some other posts of District and Sessions Judges were created in the newly established districts in the Northern Areas.

 

The most senior District & Sessions Judges of NWFP Judiciary were appointed as Judicial Commissioners Northern Areas.

 

The following Judges served as Judicial Commissioners in the Northern Areas.

 

Mr. Shafi  Mohammad R. Akhund  

From 25-03-1976 to 01-09-1976

 

Syed Shaukat Ali Shah Gilani      

From 17-07-1977 to 05-05-1979

 

Mr. Mohammad Bashir Jehangiri   

From 26-06-1979 to 12-12-1982 (Elevated as Judge in Peshawar High Court, elevated as Judge in Supreme Court of Pakistan and retired as Chief Justice of Pakistan).

 

Mr. Mahbub Ali Khan                  

From 22-03-1983 to 25-07-1984 (Elevated as Judge in Peshawar High Court).

 

Mr. Sardar Muhammad Raza        

From 26-07-1984 to 08-10-1988 (Elevated as Judge in Peshawar High Court, elevated as Judge in Supreme Court of Pakistan and retired as Judge, now functioning as Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan).

 

Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Khan      

From 09-10-1988 to 29-05-1990

 

Syed Ijaz-ul-Hassan                  

From 23-06-1990 to 08-08-1992 (Elevated as Judge in Peshawar High Court).

 

Mr. Muhammad Khurshid Khan   

From 09-11-1992 to 01-08-1993 (on current charge basis)

 

Mr. Muzaffar-H-Malik                  

From 02-08-1993 to 23-11-1994 (on current charge basis)

In the year 1994, the Federal Government further introduced reforms in judicial system and the Court of Judicial commissioner Northern Areas was converted into Chief Court under the Chief Court Establishment Order 1998, which was comprised of a Chairman and two Members, with the same judicial powers as were vested to the Judicial Commissioner.

 

The following Judges served as Chairman Chief Court:

 

Mr. Justice Muhammad Ishaq Khan      

From 24-11-1994 to 09-08-1998

 

Mr. Justice Zeenat Khan                      

From 10-08-1998 to 24-10-2000

 

Mr. Justice Muzaffar-H-Malik                

From 27-10-2000 to 04-02-2004

 

Mr. Justice Muhammad Khurshid Khan  

From 05-02-2004 to 13-11-2004 (on acting charge basis)

 

Mr. Justice Raja  Jalal Uddin                

From 23-11-2004 to 29-04-2005 (on acting charge basis)

 

Mr. Justice Raja Jalal Uddin                

From 30-04-2005 to 08-09-2009

 

When the August Supreme Court of Pakistan pronounced its land mark judgment in case titled "Al-Jehad Trust Versus Federation of Pakistan" reported in 1999 SCMR 1379 and ordered Federation of Pakistan to equate the Chief Court with High Court and also conferred the writ jurisdiction for the enforcement of the fundamental rights of Northern Areas with in a period of six months by declaring the people of Northern Areas as citizens of Pakistan. The Government of Pakistan empowered the Chief Court to entertain the writ petitions by implementing the judgment of the Apex Court of Pakistan through amendments in the Northern Areas Governance Order 1994 in the month of October/November 1999.

 

In 2007, the Federal Government conferred more powers to the Chief Court and it was brought at par with the other Provincial High Courts and the designation of Chairman was substituted with Chief Judge, whereas the members were named as Judges, later on their perks and privileges were also brought at par with the Chief Justice and Judges of Provincial High Courts like other Provinces of Pakistan. In the year 2009, the Government of Pakistan promulgated Gilgit-Baltistan (Empowerment and Self Governance) Order, 2009, in Gilgit-Baltistan and through the said Order a Provincial set-up was given to the area. The strength of Judges of Chief Court was increased from three to five.

 

The following Hon’ble Judges served/serving as Chief Judge Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Court.

 

Mr. Justice Raja Jalal Uddin                

From 09-09-2009 to 07-02-2013

 

Mr. Justice Sahib Khan                        

From 08-02-2013 to 10.06.2017

 

Mr. Justice Wazir Shakeel Ahmed (Acting Chief Judge)

From 12-06-2017 30.11.2017. 

 

Mr. Justice Wazir Shakeel Ahmed (Chief Judge)

From 30-11-2017 to 31.01.2020. 


Mr. Justice Malik Haq Nawaz (Chief Justice)

From 31-01-2020 to till date. 

Statistical Report of Cases

PRINCIPAL SEAT GILGIT

From 01.01.2020 To 12.08.2020
Cases Pendency for the year 2019 Institutions Disposals Balance
C.Misc. 396 297 174 519
Cr.Misc. 46 150 163 33
C.Revision 221 46 34 233
Cr.Revision 15 9 13 11
CFA 107 17 24 100
CSA 9 1 1 9
Cr.Appeal 47 7 11 43
C.Suit 11 4 0 15
Writ Petition 294 160 89 365
COC 11 14 8 17
M.Ref. 5 1 1 5
E.Pet 0 0 0 0
Suo Moto 0 2 1 1
Grand Total: 1162 708 519 1351

Statistical Report of Cases

CIRCUIT BENCH SKARDU

From 01.01.2020 To 12.08.2020
Cases Pendency for the year 2019 Institutions Disposals Balance
C.Misc. 38 0 0 38
Cr.Misc. 3 0 0 3
C.Revision 50 0 0 50
Cr.Revision 0 0 0 0
CFA 26 0 0 26
CSA 3 0 0 3
Cr.Appeal 1 0 0 1
C.Suit 0 0 0 0
Writ Petition 23 0 0 23
COC 0 0 0 0
M.Ref. 0 0 0 0
E.Pet. 0 0 0 0
Suo Moto 0 0 0 0
Grand Total: 144 0 0 144

Consolidated St. Report

P.S. GILGIT & SKARDU BENCH

From 01.01.2020 To 12.08.2020
Cases Pendency for the year 2019 Institutions Disposals Balance
C.Misc. 434 297 174 557
Cr.Misc. 49 150 163 36
C.Revision 271 46 34 283
Cr.Revision 15 9 13 11
CFA 133 17 24 126
CSA 12 1 1 12
Cr.Appeal 48 7 11 44
C.Suit 11 4 0 15
Writ Petition 317 160 89 388
COC 11 14 8 17
M.Ref. 5 1 1 5
E.Pet 0 0 0 0
Suo Moto 0 2 1 1
Grand Total: 1306 708 519 1495

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PRINCIPAL SEAT GILGIT

As On  12.08.2020
S.No. Case No. P.Name R.Name Date
1 Cr.Misc.45/98 Ahmed Joo District & Sessions Judge 17-08-1999
2 Cr.Misc.55/99 State Ijlal Hussain 08-10-1999
3 Cr.Misc.127/2000 Muhmmad Alam Home Secretary 06-10-2000
4 Cr.Misc.88/2000 Mst. Akbar Khatoon Hussain Ali 06-10-2000
5 Cr.Misc.53/2000 Bilal Hussain State 25-11-2000
6 Cr.Misc.109/2000 State Noor Alam 12-12-2000
7 Cr.Misc.95/2000 Muhammad Alam Home Secretary 15-12-2000
8 Cr.Misc.65/99 State Qadir 28-12-2000
9 Cr.Misc.47/2001 State Shahid Hussain 02-05-2001
10 Cr.Ap.04/2000 State Ghazi 15-08-2001
11 Cr.Misc.04/2000 Mir Afzal etc. State 28-08-2001
12 Cr.Rev.05/2000 State Ikramullah etc. 03-09-2001
13 Cr.Ap.03/2000 Ikram etc. State 03-10-2001
14 CFA.35/96 Haji Ghulam Serwar Haji Sultan Yousaf 29-11-2001
15 CFA.37/96 Haji Sultan Yousaf Haji Ghulam Sarwar 29-11-2001
16 CSA.03/2001 Mst: Zar Begum Mst: shah Begum 22-03-2002
17 CSA.09/2000 Feroz Khan Khano Khan 01-08-2002
18 Cr.Misc.106/2002 Nawab Ali etc. State 18-11-2002
19 Cr.Misc.08/03 Raja Shah Dawran Ali Haibib Ur Rehman 04-06-2003
20 CFA.08/2005 SME Bank Muhammad Sharif 23-11-2006
21 CFA.08/09 Provincial Government Shaheen Khan 01-01-2009
22 Cr.Ap.19/08 State Gohar Hayat 14-04-2009
23 Wp.30/04 Mehfuzul Haq Provincial Government 02-09-2009
24 Cr.Misc.72/09 State Muhammad Ibrahim 08-09-2009
25 WP.48/2008 Muhammad Bashir Zonal Chief HBFC 30-06-2010
26 C.Rev.02/06 Shakoor Khan SCO etc. 30-11-2010
27 WP.32/11 Mr. Ali Baig ADSJ etc. Government of Pakistan 18-05-2011
28 Cr.Ap.06/12 State Janzada etc. 01-01-2012
29 C.Misc.24/13 Hira Jan Provincial Government etc. 16-08-2013
30 C.Misc.23/13 Iqbal Hussain Provincial Government 03-12-2013
31 C.Rev.45/13 Muhammad Issa Mst. Zaibul 05-12-2013
32 C.Rev.84/14 Bashandagan-e-Gulabpur Pushtani Bashandagan-e-Gulapur 01-01-2014
33 C.Misc.132/14 Afsar Jan Provincial Government 02-12-2014
34 COC.03/15 Faiz Ahmed Sikander Sultan 12-08-2015
35 C.Misc.232/13 Abdullah Khan Provincial Government 02-08-2016
36 CFA.02/12 Fida Trading Company Government of Pakistan 29-08-2016
37 Cr.Rev.16/16 Shoukat Rasheed State NAB 19-10-2016
38 Cr.Rev.17/16 Haji Mir Afzal State 19-10-2016
39 Cr.Ap.35/16 Arif Uddin State 17-11-2016
40 C.Misc.199/15 Saeed Mir Javed Hussain 23-11-2016
41 M.Ref.01/17 State Shah Faisal etc 28-02-2017
42 WP.128/15 Sabir Ali Provincial Government etc. 28-02-2017
43 WP.38/13 Muhammad Yaqoob Provincial Government 07-03-2017
44 C.Misc.198/15 Tariq Mir Javed Hussain 20-09-2017
45 C.Suit.01/07 Javed Hussain Tariq Mir 20-09-2017
46 C.Misc.127/17 Muhammad Hussain Provincial Government etc. 27-09-2017
47 Cr.Ap.10/16 State Abdul Wakeel 04-10-2017
48 C.Rev.94/16 LRs. of Late Shamshair Ali LRs. of Late Naib Khan 12-10-2017
49 C.Rev.03/18 Muhammad Shah Provincial Government etc. 09-02-2018
50 C.Rev.03/18 a/w C.Misc.15/18 Muhammad Shah Provincial Government 09-02-2018
51 COC.01/18 Fida Hussain Zahid Iqbal. 21-02-2018
52 C.Misc.23/18 Fida Hussain Provincial Government 21-02-2018
53 C.Misc.154/16 Iftikhar Ali VC KIU 17-05-2018
54 C.Misc.47/18 Muhammad Rafi AKESP 27-06-2018
55 C.Rev.112/17 Jumla Zamindara-e-Sakwar Provincial Government etc. 31-08-2018
56 COC.12/18 Jawahir Khan State 24-10-2018
57 WP.31/15 Muhammad Issa Khan etc. D.G Gerenal CAA 29-11-2018
58 C.Rev.108/17 Suliman Etc. Mst. Mahroof Etc. 07-12-2018
59 WP.210/18 Sajid Ali Provincial Government 25-02-2019
60 WP.148/18 Nida Zehra Government of G.B 14-03-2019
61 CFA.38/18 M/S Alied Bank Ltd M/S Karakoram Co-operative Bank 14-03-2019
62 C.Misc.398/16 Muhammad Riaz Cheif Executive Etc 15-03-2019
63 Cr.AP.42/17 Iftikhar Hussain State 19-03-2019
64 Cr.Ap.43/14 Baba Jan etc. State 19-03-2019
65 Cr.Ap.43/14 a/w Cr.Misc.50/15 Baba Jan etc. State 19-03-2019
66 Cr.AP.27/17 ANF through Special Prosecutor Mehboob-ur-Rehman 27-03-2019
67 C.Misc.79/19 Ambreen Baig Government of G.B 01-04-2019
68 C.Misc.167/14 Muhammad Ali Jalal Sultan 16-04-2019
69 CFA.19/14 Muhammad Abbas etc. Director General FWO 509 17-04-2019
70 Cr.AP.29/17 ANF through SP Dilshad 17-04-2019
71 Cr.AP.47/17 State Ghulam Abbas 07-05-2019
72 Cr.Ap.47/19 State Ghulam Abbas 07-05-2019
73 COC.03/19 Dr. Muhammad Nisar-ul-Haq Atta Ullah Khan VC KIU 20-05-2019
74 C.Misc.243/19 Khush Muhammad etc. Provincial Government 03-07-2019
75 COC.04/19 a/w C.Misc.50/19 Shah Alam Provincial Government 03-07-2019
76 C.Misc.129/18 Effecties of Sadpara Dam Chairman WAPDA 04-07-2019
77 Cr.Ap.12/15 a/w Cr.Rev.06/15 Salah Ud Din State 05-08-2019
78 C.Misc.168/19 Mehdi Ali etc. Provincial Government 21-08-2019
79 WP.57/19 Mst. Qamar Fatima Provincial Government 16-09-2019
80 C.Misc.368/19 Manzoor Ahmed Provincial Government 17-09-2019
81 WP.160/15 Malikan-e-Khiner Provincial Government 19-09-2019
82 C.Misc.286/19 Mst: Sitara Khanum Prov.Govt 04-11-2019
83 WP.203/18 (Astore) Mst. Farzana Provincial Government 07-11-2019
84 Cr.Misc.163/14 Inayat Khan Federation of Pakistan 27-02-2020
85 C.Misc.163/14 Inayat Khan etc. Federation of Pakistan 27-02-2020
86 Cr.Ap.30/14 Ghufran Imdad Hussain 27-02-2020
87 WP.45/12 a/w C.Misc.163/14 Inayat Khan etc. Federation of Pakistan 27-02-2020
88 COC.15/19 (DMR) Muhamamd Jamal Shahid Zaman 02-03-2020
89 CFA.30/18 Provincial Government Amir Jan etc. 03-03-2020
90 CFA.33/18 Ali Akbar Abdul Latif 03-03-2020
91 Cr.AP.22/19 State Sabir Jan 04-06-2020
92 WP.69/16 a/w C.Misc.182/16 Kiran Sultan Provincial Government 09-06-2020
93 C.Misc.182/16 In WP.69/16 Kiran Sultan Provincial Government 09-06-2020
94 C.Misc.236/19 Kiran Sultan Provincial Government 09-06-2020
95 WP.207/17 Syed Touqeer Hussain Provincial Government 25-06-2020
96 C.Misc.355/18 In WP.207/17 Syed Touqeer Hussain Provincial Government 25-06-2020
97 C.Misc.01/18 In WP.01/18 Saeed Gul Secretary Ministry of Kashmir Affairs 30-06-2020
98 WP.01/18 Saeed Gul Secretary Ministry of Kashmir Affairs 30-06-2020

S/No. Category Total
1 C.Misc. 23
2 C.Revision 8
3 C.Suit 1
4 CFA 10
5 COC 6
6 Cr.Appeal 16
7 Cr.Misc. 14
8 Cr.Revision 3
9 CSA 2
10 M.Ref. 1
11 Writ Petiton 14



CIRCUIT BENCH SKARDU

As On  12.08.2020
S.No. Case No. P.Name R.Name Date
1 C.Rev.28/17 (SKD) Syed Ali Syed Shujjat Abbas etc. 24-08-2017
2 C.Misc.24/17 (SKD) Syed Ali Syed Shujjat Abbas etc. 24-08-2017
3 C.Rev.28/14 (SKD) a/w C.Misc.17/15 Shakoor etc. Mst. Zubaida etc. 10-10-2018

S/No. Category Total
1 C.Misc. 1
2 C.Revision 2

For the period from Wednesday, 12.08.2020 TO ONWARDS

Dates of Hearing Total Cases
Wednesday, 12.08.2020 63
Thursday, 13.08.2020 108
Saturday, 15.08.2020 5
Monday, 17.08.2020 61
Tuesday, 18.08.2020 46
Wednesday, 19.08.2020 27
Thursday, 20.08.2020 54
Friday, 21.08.2020 18
Monday, 24.08.2020 53
Tuesday, 25.08.2020 57
Wednesday, 26.08.2020 33
Thursday, 27.08.2020 43
Friday, 28.08.2020 38
Sunday, 30.08.2020 1
Tuesday, 01.09.2020 38
Wednesday, 02.09.2020 24
Thursday, 03.09.2020 28
Friday, 04.09.2020 21
Monday, 07.09.2020 34
Tuesday, 08.09.2020 29
Wednesday, 09.09.2020 18
Thursday, 10.09.2020 18
Friday, 11.09.2020 7
Monday, 14.09.2020 19
Thursday, 17.09.2020 6
Friday, 18.09.2020 2
Thursday, 24.09.2020 4
Saturday, 05.12.2020 1
Thursday, 10.12.2020 2

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