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 authorities' negligence leaves locals of Gilgit Baltistan in misery amid floods

Greek City Times 28 Sep 2022
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Locals along Gilgit's Hoper nullah left to fend for themselves

Dawn 26 Sep 2022
GILGIT ... On July 22, the stream overflowed and washed away houses and infrastructure ... However, on Aug 3, the nullah flooded again and flash floods caught volunteers off guard ... According to Met office, Gilgit-Baltistan has over 5,000 glaciers and countless glacial lakes; some of them have been declared “most dangerous” ... ....

How Chinese Extraction Is Destroying Gilgit-Baltistan

MENA FN 24 Sep 2022
(MENAFN - Colombo Gazette) Pakistan is allowing unlimited extraction and construction in Gilgit-Baltistan by China. The delicate ecology of the region will not be able to survive this ... ....

Economic prospects of Gilgit-Baltistan : Part - I

The News International 23 Sep 2022
GB, situated in the northern part of the country and circumscribed by four of the world’s highest mountain ranges, is indeed charming for its natural beauty ... For example, air links to Skardu and Gilgit have been established and private aviation companies allowed charter flights but airport facilities have yet to be upgraded ... To be continued. ... Comment....

CPSP accredits PHQ Hospital Gilgit for FCPS training

Urdu Point 21 Sep 2022
GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st Sep, ... It is for the first time that FCPS training can now be provided in Gilgit-Baltistan....

China's CPEC exploiting natural resources of Gilgit Baltistan causing environmental degradation

Beijing News 20 Sep 2022
Gilgit Baltistan , September 20 (ANI). The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the flagship programme of the Belt and Road Initiative, is an economic expansionist programme aimed at conquering a key geographical location lying at the heart of Central Asia, India and China, i.e., Gilgit Baltistan (GB) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK)....

PML(N) likely to rule Gilgit-Baltistan

One India 17 Sep 2022
... the Gilgit-Baltistan government headed by Pakistan ....

Food shortage looms in Gilgit-Baltistan as KKH remains closed for heavy traffic

Dawn 15 Sep 2022
Officials from Gilgit-Baltistan on Thursday warned of a growing food shortage in the region as heavy traffic remains suspended on Karakoram Highway (KKH) in the wake of flooding across the country ... According to Taj, the previous government would supply 133,000 tonnes of wheat to Gilgit....

IUCN launched Climate Change Gender Action Plan in Gilgit Baltistan

Urdu Point 11 Sep 2022
The event opened with welcome remarks from Country Representative, IUCN Pakistan Mahmood Akhtar Cheema who provided an overview of IUCN Pakistan's work in Gilgit Baltistan and its key role in introduction of sustainable trophy hunting initiative which was still continued by the local communities and the wild life department....

China is using commerce to conquer Gilgit-Baltistan

TeluguStop 09 Sep 2022
Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza The Great-Game as we know it today started around the beginning of the 1800s as in 1801 Russian Tsar Paul I sent Napoleon Bonap. Read More. .......

China donates relief supplies to Gilgit-Baltistan for tackling flood

Urdu Point 09 Sep 2022
BEIJING, Sep 9 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th Sep, 2022 ) .China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regions government has donated a batch of relief supplies worth RMB one million to Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) for tackling the flood ... Gilgit-Baltistan has been severely affected by ......

IUCN launches Climate Change Gender Action Plan in Gilgit-Baltistan

Urdu Point 09 Sep 2022
GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th Sep, 2022 ) .The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Pakistan has launched the Climate Change Gender Action Plan in Gilgit-Baltistan as part of its commitment to build gender responsive readiness, capacities and Innovative approaches....

Pak court orders to deport 2 for illegally entering Gilgit-Baltistan from JK in 2018

TeluguStop 08 Sep 2022
New Delhi, Sep 8 . The Gilgit-Baltistan Sessions Court has ordered to deport two Indian citizens who unintentionally moved into Gilgit-Baltistan. Read More. .......

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