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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Gilgit-Baltistan erupts against Pakistan; Massive protests against Sharif govt, Chinese projects

Hindustan Times 07 Dec 2022
Residents of Gilgit Baltistan staged a protest against Pak authorities over the power outages and wheat ......

Gilgit Baltistan residents express discontent over China's CPEC

Beijing News 07 Dec 2022
Gilgit Baltistan , December 7 (ANI). Pakistan's continuous efforts to keep the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in progress are making the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) residents in PoK angry as Pakistan continues to exploit the natural resources ... highway in Gilgit-Baltistan....

STEM Training for young minds concludes in Gilgit

Urdu Point 01 Dec 2022
GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 1st Dec, 2022 ) .The STEM Training, one of the three modules to be taught to young minds, was concluded here Thursday....

GB Freelancers Association launched in Gilgit

Urdu Point 23 Nov 2022
GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 23rd Nov, 2022 ) .Following the rapid growth in the online freelancing industry, GB Freelancers Association has been launched to facilitate existing and potential freelancers across Gilgit-Baltistan....

21 Hours Daily Load-Shedding In Gilgit-Baltistan's Skardu

MENA FN 18 Nov 2022
(MENAFN - Colombo Gazette) The residents of Skardu town in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir–have been facing a severe power crisis for up to 21 hours, causing problems for all businesses, Pakistani ... ....

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