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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ICCI Tourism Summit to promote tourism, business activities in Gilgit region: Raja Nasir

Urdu Point 03 Jun 2023
Provincial Tourism Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Raja Nasir has said that the tourism summit scheduled next month organized by Islamabad Chamber of Commerce is a great news for the entire region ... In the meeting, Tourism Minister Gilgit-Baltistan announced the appointment of Raja Zaeem as the focal person for the summit by the Gilgit government....

DC emphasizes on Gilgit city's cleanness, beautification

Urdu Point 01 Jun 2023
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Gilgit, Captain (R) Usama Majid Cheema, Thursday emphasized on cleanliness and beautification of Gilgit city, saying zero tolerance will be adopted against staff showing negligence in duties....

Miscreants to face music: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs Qamar ...

Urdu Point 01 Jun 2023
Advisor to the Prime Minister on Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that the PTI and its social media activists are giving impression that action is being taken against the party although the PTI's miscreants attacked on military installations with planning on May 09....

Special cleanliness drive initiated in Gilgit city

Urdu Point 31 May 2023
A special cleanliness drive has been initiated in Gilgit city. GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 31st May, 2023 ) .A special cleanliness ......

10 killed as avalanche hits Gilgit-Baltistan region

TeluguStop 28 May 2023
Ten people were killed and ten others ......

10 Killed, 12 Critically Ill After Avalanche Hits Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan Region

Zeenews 28 May 2023
The injured persons were taken to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Astore, where the condition of 12 was critical ... ....

11 dead, 13 injured in avalanche in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan

Beijing News 28 May 2023
Gilgit-Baltistan , May 28 (ANI). At least 11 people have been reported dead while 13 others sustained injuries in a snow avalanche that hit Gilgit Baltistan's Astore district, according to the GB Disaster Management Authority (GBDMA), Pakistan-based Dawn newspaper reported....

70-year-old man rescued 28 hours after avalanche hits Gilgit-Baltistan’s Astore

Dawn 28 May 2023
A 70-year-old man was pulled out alive from under the snow in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Astore district on Sunday, nearly 28 hours after an avalanche struck the valley, rescue officials said. Eight people, including four women and a child, were killed in the avalanche on Saturday morning ... They all belonged to various areas of Punjab ... ....

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