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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Last rites of four Gilgit accident victims performed

The News International 25 Jun 2022
Four people who were killed in a car accident a few days ago in the Rahimabad area of Gilgit were laid to rest in Karachi on Friday ... They had gone to Gilgit from Karachi ......

Pakistan may cede Gilgit Baltistan to China to pay off its mounting debts: Report

India TV 24 Jun 2022
Pakistan may cede Gilgit Baltistan (GB), a Pakistan-occupied Kashmir region (PoK) to China on lease to pay off its mounting debt. Chairman of Karakoram National Movement, Mumtaz Nagri also expressed fear that the isolated and neglected, Gilgit Baltistan could become a future battleground for the world powers to compete, reported Al Arabiya Post....

Fears in Gilgit Baltistan that Pak may cede region to China on lease to pay off debts

The Times of India 23 Jun 2022
He also said the isolated Gilgit Baltistan could be a "future battleground for world powers to compete", reported Al Arabiya Post....

Pakistan may cede Gilgit Baltistan to Chia to pay off debts: Report

One India 23 Jun 2022
Gilgit Baltistan, Jun 23. A report has said that Pakistan may cede Gilgit Baltistan to China on lease to pay off its mounting debt. Mumtaz Nagri, the chairman of the Karakoram National Movement expressed fear that the isolated Gilgit Baltistan ... ....

Five tourists die as van plunges into ravine near Gilgit

Dawn 23 Jun 2022
GILGIT. Five tourists, including a woman and child, were killed and 10 others injured when a van plunged into a ravine on the Karakoram Highway near Gilgit on Wednesday. According to GB tourist police, a tourist van carrying 15 persons from Karachi to Gilgit, plunged into a gorge in Rahimabad area while negotiating a turn....

4 killed, 8 injured as bus plunges into ravine in Gilgit

Urdu Point 22 Jun 2022
... sustained injuries when a tourist bus fell into a deep gorge on Karakoram Highway in Gilgit on Wednesday....

Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan budget revised: Qamar Zaman Kaira

Urdu Point 21 Jun 2022
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Qamar Zaman Kaira Tuesday said that the budgetary allocations for Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan have been revised as per the directives of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif ... A meeting was held with the stakeholders from Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan in this regard....

Clearance efforts afoot as landslides block Gilgit-Baltistan roads

Dawn 21 Jun 2022
ISLAMABAD / GILGIT / PESHAWAR ... The new rain spell might trigger landslides in vulnerable areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Galiyat, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, and generate flash floods in the local nullahs in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, KP, Punjab, Kashmir, GB and northeast Balochistan where windstorms may damage dilapidated structures....

Glof alert issued for Gilgit-Baltistan

Dawn 18 Jun 2022
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Friday issued alert to the Gilgit-Baltistan Disaster Management Authority (GBDMA) and district disaster management authorities to ......

Has Pakistan given China a carte blanche to plunder Gilgit-Baltistan?

Moneycontrol 16 Jun 2022
The earlier plans to make Gilgit-Baltistan a province ......

There's something heartbreaking and fragile about 'Sheenai', Khumariyaan's tribute to Gilgit-Baltistan

Dawn 16 Jun 2022
If you don’t have lyrics that need translating, you can just go with the flow of the music and interpret it any way you like ... “[This is] our tribute to the folk music of Gilgit-Baltistan and its green-eyed people and stepped green valleys ... Instrumental band Khumariyaan features Shandana Anwar’s vocals on 'Sheenai' — their tribute to Gilgit-Baltistan....

PoK Minister protests 'bitter enmity', Gilgit-Baltistan struggling too

Hindustan Times 13 Jun 2022
Shehbaz Sharif Govt is imposing harsh budget cuts in illegally occupied areas (PoK & Gilgit-Baltistan) ... Gilgit-Baltistan is ......

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