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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Rain-induced floods, land sliding block Karakoram Highway, disrupt life in Gilgit-Baltistan

Dawn 22 Jul 2021
Landsliding, a glacial lake outburst and flash floods caused by continuous heavy rain in Gilgit-Baltistan since the past four days has disrupted life in the area, causing damage to scores of vehicles and blocking roads, particularly on the Karakoram Highway, officials said....
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Pakistan approves to extend western route of CPEC to Gilgit

Beijing News 19 Jul 2021
Pakistan government on Wednesday decided to extend the Western Route of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Gilgit via Swat, Chitral and Shandur. With the addition of Gilgit-Shandur, Shandur-Chitral and Swat motorway, western corridor would be 1,617 km, reported Pakistan Today....
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Karachi, Gilgit report above 20pc corona positivity ratio

The Wire Network 18 Jul 2021
ISLAMABAD. Two districts of Pakistan have reported the COVID-19 positivity ratio above than 20 percent in last 24 hours. According to sources at the Ministry for National Health, Gilgit has reported the highest positivity ratio at 35 percent, followed by 23.32 percent positivity in the country’s largest city Karachi ... .......
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AJK to have PTI Govt like Gilgit-Baltistan: Dr Shahbaz Gill

Urdu Point 13 Jul 2021
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication, Dr Shahbaz Gill Tuesday said, like Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) would also have a PTI government after elections....
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Shafqat lays foundation stone of AIOU Regional Campus Gilgit

Urdu Point 08 Jul 2021
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th Jul, 2021 ) .Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood Thursday laid the foundation stone of Regional Campus of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) at Jotial Gilgit ... promotion of education in Gilgit....
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China-Pakistan Economic corridor’s degrading effect on Gilgit-Baltistan

The Siasat Daily 08 Jul 2021
Islamabad ... The BRI corridors are projected to link China with more than 150 countries through a web of roads, railways and sea routes ... In a way, China-driven by its greed for power and resources has taken a calculated risk to establish its own ‘sphere of influence’ in the Gilgit Baltistan region ... ....
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China-Pakistan Economic corridor's degrading effect on Gilgit-Baltistan

Yahoo Daily News 08 Jul 2021
Read full article. ANI. 8 July 2021, 11.13 am·3-min read. Representative image. Islamabad [Pakistan] July 8 (ANI) ... Also, China faces restraints within its own borders ... In a way, China-driven by its greed for power and resources has taken a calculated risk to establish its own 'sphere of influence' in the Gilgit Baltistan region ... (ANI) ... News18....
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US embassy, KIU join hands to establish Lincoln Corner in Gilgit

The News International 08 Jul 2021
The US Embassy in Islamabad signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Karakoram International University (KIU) to establish a Lincoln Corner in Gilgit ... Castillo said, “I want to express our excitement and deep appreciation to the University and the Gilgit community at large for ......
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U.S Embassy, KU join hands to establish Lincoln Corner in Gilgit

Urdu Point 07 Jul 2021
Embassy here on Wednesday signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Karakoram International University(KIU) to establish a Lincoln Corner in Gilgit ... Castillo said, "I want to express excitement and deep appreciation to the University and the Gilgit community at large for your ......
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AIOU Gilgit RC foundation stone to be laid on July 8

Urdu Point 07 Jul 2021
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Jul, 2021 ) .Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) would be laid foundation stone of its Gilgit regional office on Thursday ... Raja Umer Younis, Registrar, AIOU, Director General Regional Service, Inam Ullah Shaikh, RD, Gilgit and students are also attending the ceremony....
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Four missing as glacier erupted in Gilgit Nalter bala

Urdu Point 05 Jul 2021
Four people went missing in glacier as it erupted in Gilgit Nalter bala thereby creating artificial lake. Gilgit, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Jul, 2021 ) .Four people went missing in glacier as it erupted in Gilgit Nalter bala thereby creating artificial lake....
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Awami Action Committee protest in Skardu over pending developmental projects in Gilgit-Baltistan

Yahoo Daily News 05 Jul 2021
Gilgit [PoK], June 5 (ANI). Awami Action Committee (ACC) on Monday organised a protest in Skardu against the Gilgit-Baltistan administration for their long-pending incomplete construction works of developmental projects ... "Gilgit-Baltistan and PoK ... Gilgit Baltistan has been ......
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WHO delivers supplies to Gilgit Baltistan to strengthen the COVID-19 response

Reliefweb 23 Jun 2021
... Chief Minister of Gilgit Baltistan, during his recent visit to the province ... In addition, he announced the opening of 2 outdoor gymnasiums in the Gilgit Baltistan and Skardu regions to promote health through physical activity....

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