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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Provincial Minister inaugurates Ramadan Relief Package at Utility Store in Gilgit

Urdu Point 11 Apr 2021
GILGIT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Apr, 2021 ) .Provincial Minister Fateh Ullah Khan inaugurated Ramadan Relief Package at Utility Store in Gilgit and said that people should avail the opportunity as almost all ......
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Agreements signed amongst Government of Gilgit Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and UNDP to protect millions of vulnerable people from GLOFs in Northern Pakistan

Reliefweb 09 Apr 2021
Under continued efforts to mitigate the impacts of glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed Letter of Agreements (LoAs) for the year 2021 with the Government of Gilgit Baltistan, and Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under its flagship project called....
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The family members of Noor Baz Khan who was shot dead in Jutial Gilgit staged ...

Urdu Point 08 Apr 2021
GILGIT, ... He was killed by unknown killer in a firing incident at Public Chowk in Jutial locality of Gilgit on Wednesday evening....
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PNCA open up regional office at Gilgit Baltistan

Urdu Point 08 Apr 2021
Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) has opened up its regional office at Gilgit Baltistan (GB) which was formally inaugurated by the GB Minister for Tourism, Sports, Culture & Archeology, and Youth Affairs Nasir Ali Khan ... legendary singer and musician Jan Ali from Gilgit....
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Agreements signed amongst Government of Gilgit Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and UNDP to protect millions of vulnerable people from GLOFs in Northern Pakistan (UNDP - United Nations Development Programme Pakistan)

Public Technologies 06 Apr 2021
Under continued efforts to mitigate the impacts of glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed Letter of Agreements (LoAs) for the year 2021 with the Government of Gilgit Baltistan, and Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under its flagship project called....
photo: AP / Anjum Naveed
Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, shows his marked thumb after casting his vote at a polling station for the parliamentary elections in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 25, 2018.
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PM Imran Khan's Gilgit-Baltistan visit postponed due to unsuitable weather conditions

The News International 05 Apr 2021
Apart from announcing the development package, PM Imran Khan was also scheduled to address a public meeting in Gilgit. The federal government had approved a historic development package for Gilgit Baltistan last month....
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Project to plant trees at 300 sites in Gilgit-Baltistan initiated

The News International 05 Apr 2021
Islamabad . The climate change ministry is extending help to the Gilgit-Baltistan government to plant trees on its 300 sites with an aim to absorb carbon and stabilize soil in hazard-prone areas ... The work is also underway to introduce new legislation in the G-B Assembly to increase fines and punishment for illegal cutting of trees ... ....
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Pakistan set to elevate Gilgit Baltistan to provincial status

Urdu Point 05 Apr 2021
All stakeholders including key political parties have agreed to the proposal for granting provisional provincial status to the Gilgit Baltistan ... In September 2020, the government of Pakistan announced its intention to make Gilgit-Baltistan an interim province that had representation in the parliament....
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Prime Minister Imran Khan to announce Gilgit-Baltistan Integrated Development Plan tomorrow on Monday

Urdu Point 04 Apr 2021
Gilgit, (UrduPoint / ... The PM will pay a day-long visit to Gilgit tomorrow (Monday) to announce the development package for GB....
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Gilgit-Baltistan to allow tourism upon submission of negative coronavirus certificates

The News International 01 Apr 2021
"In compliance with the health advisory issued by the Health Department of Gilgit-Baltistan, the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan, under the Gilgit-Baltistan Epidemic Diseases (Prevention & ......
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PM approves historic development package for Gilgit Baltistan

Urdu Point 30 Mar 2021
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th Mar, 2021 ) .Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday approving the historic development package for Gilgit Baltistan said the development of GB was among the priorities of the present government....
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Five killed in Gilgit firing at vehicle

The News International 26 Mar 2021
The injured were shifted to a Gilgit hospital for treatment, said police....
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5 killed, 7 injured as suspects open fire at passenger vehicle in Gilgit

The News International 25 Mar 2021
The injured were shifted to the Gilgit Hospital for treatment, said police....
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