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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PM, Gilgit Baltistan CM discuss pace of development projects

Urdu Point 25 Nov 2021
... was at full pace to provide facilities of international standard at the tourist points in Gilgit Baltistan....

Humanitarian crisis at Gilgit-Baltistan

TeluguStop 20 Nov 2021
By Amjad Ayub Mirza The Humanitarian Coalition of Canada's top aid agencies defines a humanitarian crisis to be a "singular or multiple events" tha. Read More. .......

China donates 30,000 food packages to Pak-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan

Beijing News 17 Nov 2021
China on Tuesday donated 30,000 food packages to the poor residents of Pakistan-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) ... The association's president Abdul Qayyum Majeed said his organisation had initiated a Chinese language and information technology centre in Gilgit ... The people of Gilgit ......

Gilgit-Baltistan is rising

The News International 08 Nov 2021
Gilgit-Baltistan is undergoing a change largely unnoticed by the mainstream media ... Chief Minister Khalid Khursheed and his team were successful in securing an unprecedented Rs370 billion worth of financial package for Gilgit-Baltistan ... However, this industry also has the potential to disturb the ecosystem of Gilgit-Baltistan....

Gilgit-Baltistan cabinet approves 272 posts in DHQ Hospitals

Urdu Point 07 Nov 2021
GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Nov, 2021 ) .Gilgit-Baltistan Cabinet has approved 272 posts of Specialist Doctors in DHQ Hospitals....

Gilgit ATC awards death sentence to eight men for Naltar killings

Dawn 05 Nov 2021
GILGIT. The Gilgit-Baltistan anti-terrorism court on Thursday awarded a death sentence to eight men after convicting them of killing nine people in two Naltar valley sectarian attacks ... ....

Gilgit Anti-Terrorism Court announces verdict in Naltar Incidents

Urdu Point 04 Nov 2021
GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th Nov, 2021 ) .Gilgit Anti-Terrorism Court announced the verdict in Naltar Incidents ... Those awarded death sentences include Tahir Hussain, Khusro Khan, Shehzad Hussain, Mujahid Hussain, Wajid Hussain, and Sharifuddin ... Police had arrested 10 suspects in this case ... .......

Gilgit Baltistan to be made plastic free region: CM GB

Urdu Point 03 Nov 2021
Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid while addressing a meeting of the steering committee of plastic-free Gilgit-Baltistan Wednesday said that Gilgit-Baltistan would be made a plastic-free region. GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point ......

Government of Gilgit Baltistan launches Equity & District profiles with UNICEF support

Reliefweb 03 Nov 2021
Government of Gilgit Baltistan and UNICEF partnered to generate data supporting targeted, inclusive programmatic responses for the most vulnerable children. Today the Government of Gilgit Baltistan (GB) launched four equity and ten district profiles developed with support from UNICEF in Gilgit....

Gilgit-Baltistan Independence Day celebrated at the Arts Council

Urdu Point 02 Nov 2021
Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi and Nagar Students Federation jointly organized an event to celebrate the independence of Gilgit-Baltistan at the Arts Council Open Air Auditorium on Tuesday ... "No one has the right to separate Gilgit from Pakistan. He said that the biggest threat to the environment of Gilgit is deforestation....

Gilgit-Baltistan Independence Day was celebrated in full swing at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi

Urdu Point 02 Nov 2021
Gilgit's cultural colors were highlighted at the event, which was jointly organized by Arts Council Karachi and Nagar Students Federation of Pakistan ... "No one has the right to separate Gilgit from Pakistan. I demand on behalf of my party that Gilgit be given the status of an independent province like other provinces of Pakistan," he added....

74th Independence Day of Gilgit-Baltistan celebrated

The Wire 02 Nov 2021
ISLAMABAD/GILGIT. The 74th Independence Day of Gilgit Baltistan was being celebrated with traditional zeal and fervor on Monday. The people of Gilgit-Baltistan celebrate their Independence Day on November 1 as the Gilgit Scouts had liberated their homeland from the Dogra Raj in 1947 and arrested Governor Ghansara Singh....

Kamal for immediately giving Gilgit-Baltistan status of province

The News International 01 Nov 2021
Felicitating the people of Gilgit-Baltistan on their Independence Day, Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal on Sunday said that the zealous people of Gilgit-Baltistan have always been loyal to the state of Pakistan and rendered immense sacrifices for the dear homeland in every difficult time....