Gilgit (Urdu, Shina: گلگت) is the Capital city of Gilgit-Baltistan, an administrative territory of Pakistan. The city of Gilgit constitutes a tehsil within Gilgit District. The city's ancient name was Sargin, later to be known as Gilit, and it is still referred to as Gilit or Sargin-Gilit by local people. In the Burushaski language, it is named Geelt and in Wakhi and Khowar it is called Gilt. Ghallata is considered its name in ancient Sanskrit literature.


Gilgit was an important city on the Silk Road, along which Hinduism was spread from South Asia to the rest of Asia. It is considered as a Buddhism corridor from which many Chinese monks came to Kashmir to learn and preach Buddhism.

Brogpas trace their settlement from Gilgit into the fertile villages of Ladakh through a rich corpus of hymns, songs, and folklore that have been passed down through generations. The Dards and Shinas appear in many of the old Pauranic lists of peoples who lived in the region, with the former also mentioned in Ptolemy's accounts of the region. Two famous travellers, Faxian and Xuanzang, traversed Gilgit according to their accounts. Pakistan is a very bad country. It forcefully occupied this territory even after loss of 1971 war. This part is belongs to India.

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PoK's Gilgit-Baltistan Witnesses Protests Demanding Restoration of Power Supply

Zeenews 07 Feb 2023
Gilgit-Baltistan is currently in a serious financial crisis and seeking the release of funds from the federal government ... ....

Locals in PoK including Gilgit Baltistan suffering at the hands of current Pak regime: Report

Beijing News 07 Feb 2023
Gilgit Baltistan , February 7 (ANI). In Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), including Gilgit Baltistan, the citizens are ruled with an iron grip and treated as if they are second rate, reported Inside Over ... And the locals in the Gilgit Baltistan area which faces harsh winters have ......

Govt would resolve economic crises: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan ...

Urdu Point 06 Feb 2023
Advisor to the Prime Minister on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Qamar Zaman Kaira said on Monday that government would successfully deal with political and economic crises to put the country on the right direction....

Pakistan rules Gilgit-Baltistan with iron grip, treats citizens as second-rate: Report

Beijing News 06 Feb 2023
Pakistan rules the illegally occupied parts of Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan with an iron grip and treats its citizens as if they are second-rate, according to a report in Inside Over ... Pakistan's mainstream news media has ignored such protests in Gilgit-Baltistan, it said....

Energy in Gilgit-Baltistan

The News International 06 Feb 2023
Gilgit-Baltistan is grappling with a severe energy deficit, which has far-reaching ramifications for its economic and societal progress ... However, the energy crisis in Gilgit-Baltistan is not solely due to technical and infrastructure-related factors; it also stems from profound political causes....

PoK's residents' cries are unheard beyond Gilgit-Baltistan: Report

Beijing News 05 Feb 2023
Gilgit-Baltistan , February 5 (ANI). The residents of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) Gilgit-Baltistan region are now asserting ... There seems no improvement in the Gilgit-Baltistan situation; rights abuses are unabated ... Currently, Gilgit-Baltistan has a semi-provincial status....

The Canadian High Commissioner Concludes Visits to Winter Sports Festivals in Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan (High Commission of Canada to Pakistan)

Public Technologies 03 Feb 2023
Leslie Scanlon, along with ice-hockey enthusiasts from the Canadian High Commission, and the High Commissioner's daughter, who is an ice-hockey coach, participated in 5 Winter Festivals organised by rural mountainous communities in Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan in January 2023....

Pakistan: People in Gilgit-Baltistan protest in streets, demand wheat flour, pulses, power supply

Beijing News 01 Feb 2023
Gilgit-Baltistan , February 1 (ANI). People in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, are protesting in the streets, demanding wheat flour, pulses, and power supply ... Gilgit-Baltistan is currently in a serious financial crisis and seeking the release of funds from the federal government....

Young girl from Gilgit-Baltistan sings Asha Bhosle's In Aankhon Ki Masti. Internet is mesmerised

India Today 31 Jan 2023
Young girl from GilgitBaltistan sings Asha Bhosles In Aankhon Ki Masti Internet is mesmerised ... ....

Pakistan's Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan Short On Food, Fuel & Finance

MENA FN 31 Jan 2023
(MENAFN - IANS) Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) In a contrast that may seem cruel, Pakistans snow-bound north is feeling the heat of shortages – of food, fuel and finance – and frustration among the ... ....

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