Advisory Council for Northern Areas was constituted in 1970. After five years Northern Areas Council Legal Framework order 1975 was promulgated on 3 July 1975 by Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. Major administrative, Judicial and Political reforms were introduced and Jagirdari Nazam and FCR were abolished by this Framework order. Advisory Council for Northern Areas was replaced by Northern Areas Council in 1975. The Government introduced the packages of administrative and financial reforms for Gilgit Baltistan on 15th December 2007.
After general election of Pakistan in 2009, the Government introduced a Financial and Administrative package through a presidential Order, named as “Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self-Governance Order, 2009” to provide the greater political empowerment and better governance to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan.