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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Pakistan: Nine killed, 25 injured after terrorists attack passenger bus in Gilgit-Baltistan

India TV 03 Dec 2023
... passenger bus in Gilgit Baltistan on Saturday, according to officials....

8 dead, 26 injured as terrorists open fire on bus in POK's Gilgit Baltistan

India Today 02 Dec 2023
8 dead, 26 injured as terrorists open fire on bus in POK's Gilgit Baltistan ... ....

Solar energy to transform life in Gilgit-Baltistan (Aga Khan Development Network Foundation)

Public Technologies 30 Nov 2023
Solar energy to transform life in Gilgit-Baltistan ... We assure the communities that provincial government will focus on more renewable energy programmes to overcome the power shortages in Gilgit-Baltistan." ... NPak Energy has signed a 30-year Concession Agreement with the Government of Gilgit Baltistan ... Government of Gilgit-Baltistan....

Gilgit-Baltistan cultural show at Alhamra

The News International 28 Nov 2023
Their renditions of folk songs in Sheena, Balti, Khowar, Brushki, and Vakhi languages painted a vivid picture of Gilgit's essence, creating an enchanting musical odyssey....

Gilgit-Baltistan Minister for Food and Tourism Ghulam Mohammad chairs meeting to finalize targeted wheat subsidy plan

Urdu Point 23 Nov 2023
Gilgit-Baltistan Minister for Food and Tourism Ghulam Mohammad on Thursday chaired a consultative meeting to finalize a targeted wheat subsidy plan ... faced by Gilgit-Baltistan....

Anger grows in Pakistan’s Gilgit Baltistan over resource exploitation, power crisis

Greek City Times 23 Nov 2023
A senior journalist from Gilgit Baltistan, Yousuf Nashad has expressed his anger against the ruling dispensation in Pakistan and said that despite having abundant water, the people in the occupied region have neither received education nor electricity in the last 75 years....

Consultative Workshop to Develop Environment Policy for Gilgit-Baltistan (UNDP - United Nations Development Programme Pakistan)

Public Technologies 17 Nov 2023
Islamabad, 15 November 2023 - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan in collaboration with Gilgit-Baltistan Environmental Protection Agency conducted a comprehensive consultative workshop with all relevant stakeholders to develop the Gilgit-Baltistan Environment Policy ... Mushtaq Ahmed, Additional Chief Secretary, Gilgit-Baltistan....

Gilgit-Baltistan Pavilion enthralls visitors at Lok Mela

Urdu Point 12 Nov 2023
A jam packed musical night was held on late Saturday at Lok Virsa and this time it was Gilgit-Baltistan that has to entertain the audience with their melodious songs ... Musa Ali, an official from the Tourism Department Gilgit-Baltistan, underscored the pavilion's Primary objective of showcasing the region's distinctive culture and traditions....