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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Missing Gilgit girl recovered

The News International 07 Apr 2024
She presented in the Chief Court Gilgit today, which sent her to Darul Aman....

PR No. 60 ECC's approval of Rs 7.3 billion as wheat subsidy to Gilgit-Baltistan is a (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan)

Public Technologies 05 Apr 2024
16.73 billion was required for subsidy in Gilgit-Baltistan, while only Rs ... Engineer Amir Muqam further said that PML-N leader Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had always considered the region of Azad Kashmir & Gilgit-Baltistan very close to his heart, which is a clear proof of the presence of several mega projects completed in these areas....

UN: Activists organise event to highlight condition of minorities in PoK, Gilgit Baltistan

Beijing News 05 Apr 2024
Representatives of National Equality Party Jammu Kashmir, Gilgit BaltistanLadakh (NEP-JKGBL) along ... Tsenge Tsering, a native of the Gilgit-Baltistan region, located between Pakistan and China, explained the importance of this place in the trade relations between the two countries....

Gilgit Baltistan: Human rights organisations criticise Pakistan on Falak Noor case

Beijing News 02 Apr 2024
Media personnel, representatives of Strategic Advocacy Human Rights (SAHR), and people from the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) held press in the Gilgit City of Gilgit Baltistan (GB) for the recovery of 12-year-old Falak Noor, who was allegedly abducted in January ......