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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NATCO launches Urban Transport in Gilgit City

Urdu Point 21 Jul 2024
<p>GIlGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Jul, 2024) The Northern Areas Transport Corporation (NATCO) a GB government owned transport company launched its urban transport ......
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Meeting regarding rightsizing of the M/O KA&GB and attached departments (Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan)

Public Technologies 19 Jul 2024
Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs & Gilgit Baltistan and SAFRON Engr Amir Muqam on Thursday chaired a meeting regarding rightsizing of the M/O KA&GB and its attached departments at AJK Council. Secretary M/o Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, Mr....
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NDMA issues GOLF alert for KP, Gilgit Baltistan

The News International 17 Jul 2024
Provincial Disaster Management Authority of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Gilgit Baltistan Disaster Management Authority have been directed by NDMA to coordinate with relevant departments in order to ensure necessary preparations and emergency response measures....
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PR No. 158 GLOF ALERT ISSUED FOR KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA AND GILGIT-BALTISTAN Islamabad: (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan)

Public Technologies 17 Jul 2024
) NDMA's National Emergencies Operation Center has issued a GLOF alert for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan. NEOC has warned of possible glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF) in the mountainous regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan due to rising temperatures and ......
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The“Occupation” Of The Tourism Industry In Gilgit-Baltistan: An In-Depth Analysis

MENA FN 16 Jul 2024
(MENAFN - Khaama Press) In the wake of public unrest over rising wheat prices in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, the government of Pakistan has introduced new measures to assert its influence in the ... ....
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The \u201cOccupation\u201d of the Tourism Industry in Gilgit-Baltistan: An In-Depth Analysis

Khaama Press 16 Jul 2024
In the wake of public unrest over rising wheat prices in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, the government of Pakistan has introduced new measures to assert its influence in the area, potentially at the cost of the local population’s economic freedom ... Gilgit-Baltistan community....
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Gilgit Baltistan CM assures robust security for Muharram

Dawn 12 Jul 2024
GILGIT. Gilgit-Balti­s­tan Chief Minister Haji Gulbar Khan has assured robust security arrangements to ensure peace during Muharram in the region ... The Gilgit deputy commissioner said the purpose of the flag march is to maintain high alert security for Muharram gatherings and processions....
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PR No. 126 IPO-PAKISTAN VISITS GILGIT BALTISTAN TO PROMOTE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AW (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan)

Public Technologies 12 Jul 2024
) Ambassador (R) Farukh Amil, Chair IPO-Pakistan, embarked on a two-day visit to Gilgit Baltistan to raise awareness about intellectual property issues, promote coordination with local authorities, and explore opportunities for collaboration ... Additionally, the Chairman met with Inspector General of Police, Gilgit Baltistan, Mr....
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