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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Protests intensify in Gilgit Baltistan as Islamabad tightens grip on illegally-occupied region

The Economic Times 21 Oct 2021
The event marked an intensified indigenous resistance to Islamabad's vigorous attempts at expanding its political control over the illegally occupied region ... ....

Islamabad, Peshawar, Gilgit ‘best’ in vaccination drive

Gulf News 21 Oct 2021
Islamabad ... Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiative Asad Umar who is also chairman of the NCOC, in a tweet regarded Islamabad, Peshawar, Mirpur and Gilgit as the ‘best’ cities in the region with regard to people’s response to vaccination ... “District admin & health teams in these cities need to improve performance,” he said ... ....

NLI defeats GB Scouts, 6-5, to win polo championship in Gilgit

Urdu Point 15 Oct 2021
Northern Light Infantry Regiment (NLI) Friday defeated Gilgit-Baltistan Scouts, 6-5, to win a polo championship organized by GB Scouts in Gilgit. GILGIT, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 15th Oct, 2021 ) .Northern Light Infantry ......

Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir to have 4G internet services

Dawn 12 Oct 2021
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in agreement with Zong, Telenor Pakistan and Ufone granted additional spectrum for Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) ... Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Khan Gandapur, Federal Secretary IT & ......

Senate body demands gas pipeline from Central Asia to address Gilgit's fuel shortage

Urdu Point 11 Oct 2021
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Oct, 2021 ) .The Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change on Monday suggested that gas supply from Turkmenistan through Tajikistan and Afghanistan may be procured, keeping in view, the issue of deforestation for firewood in Gilgit being highlighted at the forum ... .......

National Resilience Day observed in Gilgit by UNDP's GLOF-II project

Urdu Point 08 Oct 2021
National Resilience Day was observed in Gilgit by UNDP's GLOF-II project, as the month of October marks the recognition of two important days to commemorate the lives impacted by disasters in the region ... A series of events are planned by UNDP's GLOF-II project in collaboration with GBDMA, GBRSP, AKAH, and other stakeholders in Gilgit starting today....

NAB Gilgit organizes painting competition

Urdu Point 02 Oct 2021
GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Oct, 2021 ) .National Accountability Bureau (NAB ) Gilgit in association with Agha Khan Higher Secondary school Gilgit organized a painting competition under the theme "Corruption is the biggest obstacle in development of the country"....

Five drown as van plunges into nullah in Gilgit

Urdu Point 28 Sep 2021
... women were drowned while other several got hurt when a van plunged into a seasonal nullah near Karakoram Highway in Gilgit on Tuesday....

UNDP establishes a Command and Control Centre to support Gilgit Baltistan police to connect digitally (UNDP - United Nations Development Programme Pakistan)

Public Technologies 24 Sep 2021
Gilgit, September 24, 2021-UNDP Pakistan' has established a Command and Control Centre for Gilgit Baltistan Police to connect digitally in Gilgit.Inspector General of Police Gilgit Baltistan, Mr ... Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Inspector General of Police Gilgit Baltistan, Mr....

Gilgit-Baltistan election tribunal set up

Dawn 23 Sep 2021
GILGIT. Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Election Commissioner Raja Shahbaz Khan on Wednesday appointed Justice Malik Inayatul Rehman, Justice Shakeel Ahmed and Justice Johar Ali as members of the election tribunal for disposal of pending poll petitions....

Pak exploiting scope of uranium enrichment in Gilgit

Beijing News 18 Sep 2021
Gilgit Baltistan /Glasgow , September 18 (ANI). In violation of international laws, Pakistan has been exploiting the scope of uranium enrichment in Pakistan-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan, confirmed locals and political activists from the occupied region. Sources in Gilgit Baltistan ......

Pakistan exploiting scope of uranium enrichment in Gilgit Baltistan, activists raise concern

The Times of India 18 Sep 2021
GILGIT BALTISTAN. In violation of international laws, Pakistan has been exploiting the scope of uranium enrichment in Pakistan-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan, confirmed locals and political activists from the occupied region. Sources in Gilgit Baltistan said a team of Pakistani experts ......