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 neglected despite being Gateway to CPEC

Beijing News 28 Feb 2021
While Imran Khan looks excited over China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Gilgit-Baltistan, also known as the Gateway to CPEC, continues to remain neglected as the Prime Minister siphoned off allotted cash and projects to other regions ... While the inclusion of Gilgit-Baltistan ......

DD education ensures implementation of Covid-19 SOPs in Gilgit schools

Urdu Point 11 Feb 2021
GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Feb, 2021 ) .Deputy Director Education Gilgit, Sultan Ali on Thursday ensured implementation of coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) in schools across the city and to prevent the spread of the virus ... across Gilgit....

Gilgit Baltistan starts COVID-19 vaccination to health workers

Urdu Point 03 Feb 2021
GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 3rd Feb, 2021 ) .The health department of Gilgit Baltistan has formally started vaccination ......

PML-Q Gilgit-Baltistan supports oppressed Kashmiris for independence

Urdu Point 03 Feb 2021
PML-Q Gilgit-Baltistan President Assadullah Advocate said that PML-Q Gilgit-Baltistan fully supports the struggle of oppressed Kashmiris for independence. GILGIT, ......

Govt officials of Gilgit claim the city is 'finally free of COVID-19'

The News International 03 Feb 2021
Government officials of Gilgit have claimed that the city has finally become "free of COVID-19." ... Responding to the tweet, the Secretary of Gilgit Baltistan's Home Department Muhammad Ali Randhawa thanked God for the development....

Anti-govt protests continue in Gilgit-Baltistan

Beijing News 03 Feb 2021
Gilgit Baltistan [PoK], February 3 (ANI). Anti-government protests in Pakistan occupied Kashmir's (PoK) Gilgit-Baltistan continued on Tuesday as hundreds of disgruntled employees and healthcare workers demonstrated against the discrimination in government jobs and unpaid salary hikes ... This is right ... Another protestor said ... They say they were exploited....

Activists allege denial of rights for PoK; Gilgit-Baltistan

The Economic Times 30 Jan 2021
The event marked the release of the Hindi and Urdu versions of the study report 'Human Lives Matter. Comparative Study of Human Rights and Development in Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan' ... ....

Pak aims to setup Special Economic Zone in Gilgit-Baltistan

TeluguStop 27 Jan 2021
After his party’s victory in the elections in Gilgit-Baltistan, ......

UAF sub-campus should be set up in Gilgit-Baltistan: GB minister

Urdu Point 26 Jan 2021
FAISALABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Jan, 2021 ) .Gilgit-Baltistan Agriculture Minister Muhammad Kazim Masem Tuesday said that a sub-campus of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) should be established in his province to increase agricultural productivity and produce the trained manpower in the agriculture field ... .......

Team Baltistan reaches Gilgit after covering 206 Km for the promotion of winter tourism

Urdu Point 24 Jan 2021
GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Jan, 2021 ) .A five-member delegation reached Gilgit on Sunday after covering a distance of 206 km on foot from Skardu to promote winter tourism in Gilgit-Baltistan....

Gilgit-Baltistan: after the elections

The News International 22 Jan 2021
Amidst claims and counter-claims of transparency and rigging, the general elections in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) took place in a relatively peaceful environment in all 24 constituencies of its legislative assembly ... in Gilgit town and recounting of votes was deliberately delayed....

China building new road in Gilgit Baltistan – India hits back in Indo-Pacific

TeluguStop 16 Jan 2021
China has decided to build a road that will link the 800-kilometre ......