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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Five drown as van plunges into nullah in Gilgit

Urdu Point 28 Sep 2021
... women were drowned while other several got hurt when a van plunged into a seasonal nullah near Karakoram Highway in Gilgit on Tuesday....
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UNDP establishes a Command and Control Centre to support Gilgit Baltistan police to connect digitally (UNDP - United Nations Development Programme Pakistan)

Public Technologies 24 Sep 2021
Gilgit, September 24, 2021-UNDP Pakistan' has established a Command and Control Centre for Gilgit Baltistan Police to connect digitally in Gilgit.Inspector General of Police Gilgit Baltistan, Mr ... Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Inspector General of Police Gilgit Baltistan, Mr....
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Gilgit-Baltistan election tribunal set up

Dawn 23 Sep 2021
GILGIT. Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Election Commissioner Raja Shahbaz Khan on Wednesday appointed Justice Malik Inayatul Rehman, Justice Shakeel Ahmed and Justice Johar Ali as members of the election tribunal for disposal of pending poll petitions....
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Pak exploiting scope of uranium enrichment in Gilgit

Beijing News 18 Sep 2021
Gilgit Baltistan /Glasgow , September 18 (ANI). In violation of international laws, Pakistan has been exploiting the scope of uranium enrichment in Pakistan-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan, confirmed locals and political activists from the occupied region. Sources in Gilgit Baltistan ......
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Pakistan exploiting scope of uranium enrichment in Gilgit Baltistan, activists raise concern

The Times of India 18 Sep 2021
GILGIT BALTISTAN. In violation of international laws, Pakistan has been exploiting the scope of uranium enrichment in Pakistan-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan, confirmed locals and political activists from the occupied region. Sources in Gilgit Baltistan said a team of Pakistani experts ......
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Important decision to launch corona vaccination campaign in schools and colleges in Gilgit

Urdu Point 17 Sep 2021
In this regard, an important meeting was held regarding vaccination of persons between the ages of 15 to 18 years in which DHO Gilgit, Assistant Commissioner Gilgit, Assistant Commissioner Denyour, Assistant Commissioner Jaglot, Administrative Officer DC Office Gilgit and other officers participated....
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50 automated weather stations being installed in Gilgit-Baltistan

The News International 16 Sep 2021
Islamabad . As many as fifty automated weather stations are being installed at different locations to expanding weather information surveillance in the Gilgit-Baltistan region ... The automated weather stations possess accurate forecasting options while able to provide real-time data ... More From Islamabad ... Rawalpindi ... Islamabad ... Islamabad ... Islamabad ... Dr ... ....
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Two persons die in road mishap near Gilgit

Urdu Point 11 Sep 2021
Gilgit, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Sep, 2021 ) .Two ......
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Gilgit-Baltistan to launch first provincial human rights policy

The News International 04 Sep 2021
To strengthen the protection and promotion of citizens’ rights in the region, the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) plans to launch its first human rights policy in October 2021 ...Gilgit-Baltistan will have its human rights policy through a province-led process....
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UNDP GB delegation calls on Chief Secretary Gilgit Baltistan

Urdu Point 03 Sep 2021
On the occasion Muhammad Sohail Programme officer ECCU with PPC GB Abdul Basit briefed Chief Secretary about UNDP's interventions in Gilgit Baltistan....
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Permits issued to1,934 foreign tourists for climbing/trekking in Gilgit-Baltistan

Urdu Point 26 Aug 2021
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Aug, 2021 ) .The government has issued permits to 1,934 foreign tourists who applied for climbing/trekking in Gilgit-Baltistan during the tenure of present government ... of Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan....
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Italy to support "Glaciers and Students" project in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, says Ambassador Andreas

Urdu Point 26 Aug 2021
GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Aug, 2021 ) .EvK2CNR and KIU jointly organized Pre-COP26 Workshop at the Karakoram Int'l University (KIU) on August 25, 2021 ... Fateh Ullah Khan Minister Planning and Information Gilgit Baltistan was the Chief Guest on this occasion ... Yasir Hussain, Director Tourism and Youth Affairs Gilgit Baltistan, Dr....
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