Gilgit

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.

History

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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No compromise on SOPs implementation during Eid days: AC Gilgit

Urdu Point 10 May 2021
There will be no compromise on the implementation of coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) during Eid-ul-Fitr days, Assistant Commissioner / Administrator Municipal Corporation Gilgit Captain (Retd) Osama Majeed Cheema said on Monday. GILGIT, (UrduPoint / ......
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People in Gilgit-Baltistan protest during Ramzan

Beijing News 08 May 2021
Gilgit-Baltistan , May 8 (ANI). Daily power cuts lasting 20 hours in some districts of Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan have prompted locals to protest as they are forced to observe Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, in darkness ... at Gilgit-Baltistan's power department....
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People in Pak's Gilgit-Baltistan protest over power cuts during Ramzan

Yahoo Daily News 08 May 2021
Gilgit-Baltistan [Pakistan], May 8 (ANI). Daily power cuts lasting 20 hours in some districts of Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan have prompted locals to protest as they are forced to observe Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, in darkness ... Gilgit-Baltistan is the ......
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Pak PM Announces Rs 370 Bn Development Package For Gilgit-Baltistan

MENA FN 01 May 2021
(MENAFN - Kashmir Observer) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Pakistan- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday announced a development package of Rs 370 billion for Gilgit-Baltistan to help its ... ....
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Govt plans to build a standard airport in Gilgit Baltistan to promote tourism: Minister

Urdu Point 01 May 2021
ISLAMABAD, May 1 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 1st May, 2021 ) .Gilgit-Baltistan Information Minister Fatehullah Khan Saturday said that PTI-led government is planning to build a new international standard airport in Gilgit to meet the requirements of international tourists and demand from domestic investors....
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PM to pay a day-long visit to Gilgit-Baltistan

Urdu Point 30 Apr 2021
... organization that will provide mobile and internet facilities in far flung areas of Gilgit-Baltistan, and will improve the existing service ... He will deliver an address in Gilgit and announce Gilgit-Baltistan Development Package....
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PM Imran announces Rs370 billion Gilgit-Baltistan development package

Dawn 30 Apr 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday announced a five-year development package worth Rs370 billion for Gilgit-Baltistan during his visit to the area ... "We will keep helping you," he added ... "The prime minister will also be briefed on the promotion of tourism in GB." ... More to follow,. ....
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Pakistan PM Imran Khan announces massive Rs370b development package for Gilgit-Baltistan

Gulf News 30 Apr 2021
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday announced a development package worth Rs370 billion for the country’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan region ... would continue to assist Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) in the future, said Khan addressing a ceremony during his day-long visit to Gilgit....
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PM Imran announces Rs370 billion development package for Gilgit-Baltistan

Dawn 30 Apr 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday announced a five-year development package worth Rs370 billion for Gilgit-Baltistan during his visit to the area ... "We will keep helping you," he added. The prime minister said that he had been waiting a "long time" to bring such a package for GB "which could bring development in actual terms to the region" ... ....
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Plantation drive held in Gilgit to mark Earth Day

Dawn 24 Apr 2021
GILGIT ... The department of forestry, range and wildlife management in collaboration with Serena Hotel organised the function at the main campus in Gilgit to showcase actions supporting this year’s theme of the Earth Day, ‘Restore our Earth’ ... ....
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DG PNCA calls on CM Gilgit Baltistan

Urdu Point 22 Apr 2021
Fouzia Saeed called on Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Khalid Khursheed Khan here on Thursday ... DG PNCA thanked the chief minister for cooperation in establishing PNCA regional office in GB ... .......
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Law Minister holds meeting with CM Gilgit Baltistan

Urdu Point 21 Apr 2021
Federal Minister for Law and Justice, who chairs a Sub-Committee to finalize constitutional amendments relating to Gilgit Baltistan, held a meeting with Chief Minister of Gilgit Baltistan, M....
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