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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Pok: Gilgit Baltistan Minister Vows To Fight Undemocratic Attacks On Regional Government

MENA FN 24 Mar 2023
(MENAFN - Colombo Gazette) Gilgit [PoK], March 20 (ANI). The government of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), which is illegally occupied by Pakistan, said it will oppose any undemocratic action taken by the ... ....

Pakistani politicians ignore Gilgit-Baltistan's problems, treat people like orphans

Beijing News 24 Mar 2023
Gilgit -Baltistan , March 24 (ANI). Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan has been fooled for the past 75 years as the political parties just play with the sentiments of people and fighting their federation's war, instead of giving attention to their actual problems, Pakistani vernacular media, Himalaya Today Edit reported....

Governor Gilgit Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah confers presidential awards to five residents

Urdu Point 23 Mar 2023
Governor Gilgit Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah on Thursday awarded presidential awards to five residents of Gilgit-Baltistan who have rendered valuable services in various fields. GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 23rd Mar, 2023 ) .Governor Gilgit Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah on ......

PoK, Gilgit Baltistan witness rise in human rights abuses, activists inform UN

Beijing News 23 Mar 2023
Political activists from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan have informed the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) about the serious human rights abuses in the region ... This rule doesn't allow non-Kashmiris to buy property in the disputed territories of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan....

Activists raise concerns over human rights situation in PoK, Gilgit Baltistan

Beijing News 22 Mar 2023
... Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan", added Nasir ... They are very much concerned as they don't know what will happen to Pakistan - whether Pakistan will sustain or it gets collapsed and what will be the future of people of Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan"....

'Gilgit-Baltistan Force' Being Used To Attack Police In Zaman Park, Claims Pak Govt

MENA FN 15 Mar 2023
(MENAFN - IANS) Islamabad, March 15 (IANS) Pakistan's Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb claimed on Wednesday that a 'Gilgit-Baltistan force' was being 'used to attack the Punjab police who ... ....

Govt claims Gilgit-Baltistan force being used to ‘assault’ Punjab police in Zaman Park showdown

Dawn 15 Mar 2023
Federal Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday claimed that a “Gilgit-Baltistan force” was being used to attack Punjab police “who are trying to implement court orders to detain Imran Khan... Aurangzeb claimed that a Gilgit-Baltistan force was being utilised to attack ......

'Gilgit-Baltistan force' used against Punjab police to stop Imran Khan's arrest: Pak minister

The Telegraph India 15 Mar 2023
Pakistan's Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday said that "Gilgit-Baltistan force" was being used against the Punjab police to stop them from implementing the court order to arrest former prime minister Imran Khan in a graft case ... The so-called "Government of Gilgit-Baltistan" is ruled by Khan's PTI party....

Pak govt's neglect boils Gilgit Baltistan; Over 22-hour long power cuts in PoK region | Watch

Hindustan Times 07 Mar 2023
Gilgit-Baltistan has been seething and boiling with anger and dissent against the Pakistani government....

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