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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Ningxia Communications wins contract of Gilgit-Shandoor Road

Urdu Point 24 Jan 2022
Ltd has won the construction contract of Package-2 of Gilgit-Shandoor Road, which is a part of Gilgit-Shandur-Chitral Road, proving an alternative route to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) ... Ltd has received Letter of Acceptance for Construction of Package -02 (61Km) of Gilgit-Shandoor (216 Km), reads the official statement of the company....
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Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi in collaboration with Gilgit-Baltistan Literary Forum hosts a conference for ...

Urdu Point 17 Jan 2022
Gilgit-Baltistan Literary Forum and Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi jointly organized the first Burushaski Conference at Arts Council Karachi. Karachi(UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th January, 2022) Gilgit-Baltistan Literary Forum and Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi jointly organized the first Burushaski Conference at Arts Council Karachi....
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Gilgit Baltistan: PPP executives brief Bilawal on political situation

Urdu Point 15 Jan 2022
Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Saturday chaired the meeting of Gilgit Baltistan executives and was briefed by PPP officials about the political situation in the region....
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Bilawal briefed on political situation of Gilgit-Baltistan

The Wire 15 Jan 2022
Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari chaired a meeting of Gilgit-Baltistan executives held here on Saturday during which he was briefed by PPP officials of Gilgit-Baltistan on the political situation in the region ... Chairman PPP was briefed by PPP Gilgit-Baltistan officials on preparations for the long march....
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Five sentenced to death in abduction case in Gilgit

Dawn 14 Jan 2022
GILGIT ... The court awarded death sentence to Sajid Hussain, Maqbool Hussain, Nauman Ali, Nasir Abbas and Hasnain Hussain, all residents of Danyore Gilgit ... Published in Dawn, January 14th, 2022. ....
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‘Gilgit to be made clean, green city’

Dawn 12 Jan 2022
GILGIT. The local administration has decided to ban all sorts of activities which cause environmental pollution to make Gilgit a clean and green city ... and plazas in the municipal limits of Gilgit....
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ATC Gilgit awards death sentences to five culprits

Urdu Point 12 Jan 2022
Anti-terrorism court Gilgit on Wednesday awarded death sentenc to five people in a case pertaining to the kidnapping, torture filming and posting obscene videos of a youth on social media....
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All out resources for ensuring COVID-19 vaccination in Gilgit district: DC

Urdu Point 10 Jan 2022
Deputy Commissioner/District Magistrate Gilgit Captain (R) Osama Majeed Cheema has said that all out resources would be utilized to ensure Covid-19 vaccination in the district. GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th Jan, 2022 ) ......

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