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.

Latest News for: Gilgit

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NCA Gilgit announces summer camp

Urdu Point 12 Jun 2024
The NCA Gilgit is thrilled to announce the launch of its ......
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Concerns Raised Over Gilgit-Baltistan Land Leasing To Military Subsidiary

MENA FN 10 Jun 2024
(MENAFN - Khaama Press) The Gilgit-Baltistan government has leased 37 rest houses and forest sites to Green Pakistan Tourism, a subsidiary of the Pakistani military. The properties, including 20 ... ....
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APC wants Gilgit-Baltistan’s constitutional status determined

Dawn 10 Jun 2024
GILGIT. An all parties’ conference (APC) has demanded the determination of the constitutional status of Gilgit-Baltistan, holding of the long-delayed local government elections and a share for the region in the NFC award. The conference to make a consensus on constitutional rights was convened by the PPP in Skardu on Saturday ... ....
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HBL Microfinance Bank inaugurates new Regional HQ for Gilgit-Baltistan: A commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship (Aga Khan Development Network Foundation)

Public Technologies 10 Jun 2024
HBL Microfinance Bank inaugurates new Regional HQ for Gilgit-Baltistan ... Prince Rahim Aga Khan poses for a photograph with the staff and leadership of HBL Microfinance Bank at the inauguration of its new Regional Headquarters for Gilgit-Baltistan ... HBL Microfinance Bank inaugurated its new Regional Headquarters for Gilgit-Baltistan on 9 June....
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Tourism boom worsens Gilgit-Baltistan’s power crisis

Dawn 08 Jun 2024
Skardu is the largest city in the region of Gilgit-Baltistan, where almost impossibly high peaks tower over the Old Silk Road, still visible from a highway transporting tourists between cherry orchards, glaciers and ice-blue lakes ... Owing to its remoteness, Gilgit-Baltistan is not ......
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Launch of the development of Duiker Phase II and Nasirabad Solar Power Plants in Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan (Aga Khan Development Network Foundation)

Public Technologies 08 Jun 2024
Launch of the development of Duiker Phase II and Nasirabad Solar Power Plants in Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan. Pakistan·8 June 2024·3 min ... Share ... Hunza, Pakistan, 8 June 2024- Prince Rahim Aga Khan today visited Hunza district in Gilgit-Baltistan to launch the development of Duiker Phase II and Nasirabad Solar Power Plants with a total capacity of 3.6 MWp....
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