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Wazir Baig

Wazir Baig

Wazir Baig

Wazir Baig (born to Mr. Noor Shah on July 24, 1942, in Hunza) is the first speaker of Giglit Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) – a 33-member unicameral legislative organization that was established under the Gilgit–Baltistan Empowerment and Self-Governance Order, 2009, which provided Gilgit-Baltistan autonomy and an elected legislative body.

Wazir Baig was a strong opponent of the royal rule (Mirs rule) since his youth. He started his political career by becoming the president of the Hunza Student’s Movement aimed at putting an end to the rule of Mirs. He subsequently joined Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and has since been elected three times from Hunza.

Baig is known for raising voice against the Mirs rule in Hunza. He was brutally tortured and kept in prison by the Mir of Hunza for his demand that the people of Hunza should be allowed to meet then President of Pakistan, Chaudry Fazal Illahi during his visit to Hunza.

He was elected on the ticket of PPP for the GBLA from his constituency LA-6 Gilgit-VI in the 2009 elections and went on to become Speaker of GBLA.

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