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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Kaira ‘promises’ ouster of PTI govt in Gilgit-Baltistan

Dawn 14 May 2022
GILGIT. Adviser to the prime minister for Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan affairs Qamar Zaman Kaira on Friday said the PTI’s government in GB would be ousted just like the rule of former prime minister Imran Khan came to an end lately....

Pakistan: Protests in Gilgit Baltistan over secret land deals with China

Beijing News 12 May 2022
Gilgit Baltistan , May 12 (ANI) ... The move, which is likely to allow the Chinese to mine the mineral-rich area of Gilgit Baltistan rampantly, has triggered another wave of protests and violence by the local communities ... Late last month, the Pakistan Army soldiers beat up the Gilgit ......

Hunza, Gilgit disconnected after glacial lake flooding

The News International 08 May 2022
Dr Sher said the Karakoram Highway Bridge was partially damaged due to the massive flooding that disconnected Gilgit and Hunza ... Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunhwa disaster management authorities were informed in time to take preventive measures to cope with imminent threat of GLOF in the region....

CPEC alienates people in Gilgit Baltistan, advances Chinese interests: Rights activist

Beijing News 01 May 2022
Gilgit Baltistan , May 1 (ANI). As China continues to advance its hefty projects in Gilgit-Baltistan, regional experts have contended that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is only advancing Chinese interests in the region and alienated the people of illegal occupied region....

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