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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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan launches two new high-altitude national parks in Gilgit-Baltistan

Gulf News 03 Dec 2020
Two new high-altitude national parks have been launched in Gilgit-Baltistan under the Protected Areas Initiative to improve the country’s forest cover, protect wildlife and address climate change threat ... – that cover nearly 3,600 sq km (5 per cent) of Gilgit-Baltistan’s land area....
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Pakistan Army-Imran Khan establishment desperate to crack down on dissent following rigged Gilgit-Baltistan polls

Yahoo Daily News 03 Dec 2020
The Pakistan Army led by General Qamar Javed Bajwa, while colluding with Prime Minister Imran Khan, has once again deceived the people of Gilgit-Baltistan by brazenly rigging the recent Legislative elections with people marching out in protest to express their anger....
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Gilgit Baltistan's provisional provincial status on priority: Imran

Suryaa 02 Dec 2020
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the PTI government would grant provisional provincial status to Gilgit Baltistan on a priority basis as promised earlier ... Imran said that the government will first work on providing the status of a province to Gilgit Baltistan....
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Gilgit Baltistan’s provisional provincial status on priority: Imran

TeluguStop 02 Dec 2020
... status to Gilgit Baltistan on a priority basis as promised earlier....
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Granting provisional provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan will be priority: Pakistan PM Imran Khan

The Hindu 02 Dec 2020
His remarks came after he arrived in the disputed region to attend the oath-taking ceremony of the 14-member Gilgit Baltistan Cabinet .......
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Granting provisional provincial status to Gilgit Baltistan will be priority: Imran Khan

The Economic Times 02 Dec 2020
Pakistan PM Imran Khan's remarks came after he arrived in the disputed region to attend the oath-taking ceremony of the 14-member Gilgit Baltistan Cabinet ... ....
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Provisional provincial status for Gilgit Baltistan top priority: Imran Khan

The News International 02 Dec 2020
GILGIT. Prime Minister Imran Khan says it is the government's top priority to grant the provisional provincial status to Gilgit Baltistan as promised earlier. He visited the region on Wednesday for the second time in a month ... Gilgit Baltistan will soon get a government which will establish new standards, he said, making promises of health insurance ... ....
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PTI's Muhammad Khalid Khurshid Khan elected Pak-occupied Gilgit Baltistan's CM amid protests against 'rigged' election

The Times of India 01 Dec 2020
GILGIT-BALTISTAN. Amid the ongoing protests against "rigged" elections in Pakistan-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan, the Assembly of the region on Tuesday elected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Muhammad Khalid Khurshid Khan as the new chief minister....
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Newly elected Gilgit Baltistan Assembly to pick leader of House today

The News International 30 Nov 2020
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Barrister Khalid Khurshid was named Friday for the chief minister slot in Gilgit-Balistan ... with the PTI central leadership and its chapter in Gilgit-Baltistan....
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Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader elected as Gilgit-Baltistan chief minister

India TV 30 Nov 2020
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Khalid Khursheed was on Monday elected as the new chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan....
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A tale of two elections: 'Rigged' polls in PoK's Gilgit Baltistan and DDC elections in Jammu-Kashmir

Yahoo Daily News 29 Nov 2020
On November 15, elections were held in Pakistan occupied Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) where ... at her public meetings in Gilgit and Skardu they only managed to bag 4 and 2 seats respectively ... Violent protests set in across the land and in Gilgit and Skardu they continue for over a week....
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