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  GILGIT - LoveToKnow Article on GILGIT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Gilgit is also the headquarters of a British political agent, who exercises some supervision over the wazir, and is directly responsible to the government of India for the administration of the outlying districts or petty states of Hunza, Nagar, Ashkuman, Yasin and Ghizar, the little republic of Chilas, andc.
The Dard, however, is unknown beyond the limits of the Kohistan district of the Indus valley to the south of the Hindu Koh, the rest of the inhabitants of the Indus valley belonging to Shin republics, or Chilas.
Gilgit StationThe pretty little station of Gilgit (4890 ft. above sea) spreads itself in terraces above the right bank of the river nearly opposite the opening leading to Hunza, almost nestling under the cliffs of the Hindu Koh, which separates it on the south from the savage mountain wilderness of Darel and Kohistan.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /G/GI/GILGIT.htm   (2571 words)

 Gilgit Agency - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gilgit Agency was the name of most of the area of northern Kashmir which formed a de facto dependency of Pakistan from 1947 to 1970.
The chief towns of the Agency were Gilgit and Skardu with the small town of Ghyari also holding significance for Shia Muslims as the site of a mosque built by Sayyid Ali Hamadani, a fourteenth century Persian who brought Islam to the region.
The rulers of Gilgit (also known as Dardistan) were styled Raas ruling from the town of Gilgit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gilgit_Agency   (434 words)

Gilgit has inherited traditions from all the surrounding areas, absorbed them within its own life style and built a cultural pattern that is suited to the genius of the local people and remoulded in response to local environments.
Gilgit is a small town with a population of approx.
Jashn-e-Azadi is celebrated in Gilgit by the people of the region with traditional rejoicing and enthusiasm in the first week of November every year to commemorate the overthrow of Dogra Raj in the year 1947 by the people.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Academy/3308/gilgit.html   (905 words)

 Failure to tackle Gilgit violence is unforgivable   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The administration in Gilgit has shown a criminal lack of understanding of the majority population (60 percent) of the city, the Shia, while deciding matters such as the content of school textbooks.
Thus it would shock the world to know that Gilgit and the surrounding areas have seen a consistent pressure from the Shia community demanding changes in the textbooks for the last half decade and that the government, with all its intellectual resources, was not able to satisfy it.
Gilgit is a case in point where in 1988 the state began its cycle of violence together with Parachinar in Kurram Agency.
www.hvk.org /articles/1205/41.html   (929 words)

 A. DURAND, The Making of a Frontier (1899)
Gilgit, which is roughly its centre, lies four hundred miles from the line of railway at Rawal Pindi in the Punjab, and the only road leading to it, over which we have permanent control, runs over high passes closed for six months of the year by snow.
The next three marches to Gilgit were at that time 55 horrible, through a howling wilderness; for nearly twenty miles there was not a drop of water, except when the road dipped right down to the bank of the Gilgit river, and that was running thick and slab like gritty cocoa.
A fortnight at Gilgit put me in full possession of the leading facts bearing on the existing difficulties, which may be summarised as follows:----Hunza was extremely difficult of attack, and practically could have but little pressure brought to bear on it, having exits to the north on to the Pamirs.
www.tertullian.org /rpearse/scanned/durand.htm   (19573 words)

 Asia Times
Balawaristan, or the Northern Areas, comprises five districts of Gilgit, Skardu, Ghezar, Diamar and Ganchhe, where basic human, political and civil rights have not been conferred on the people, and which are out of bounds to foreigners and journalists, except for occasional tightly controlled guided tours selectively organized by the army or the intelligence agencies.
Gilgit witnessed widespread unrest for a fortnight commencing the last week of June 2001, due to protests by certain religious organizations against a decision by the Pakistani regime to impose religious text books in the schools, based on the ideology of a particular sect of Islam, and neglecting the majority Shi'ite sect.
Pakistani authorities terminated all movement between Gilgit and the rest of Pakistan and also imposed strict censorship on the publication of details of the Gilgit unrest during the agitation.
www.atimes.com /atimes/South_Asia/DH22Df03.html   (1289 words)

 Gilgit - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Gilgit was an important city on the Silk Road through with Buddhism was spread from India to the rest of Asia.
Gilgit came under British rule in 1889, when it was unified with neighboring Nagar and Hunza in the Gilgit Agency.
One of the main cultural attractions of the region is the Shandur Polo Tournament played between the teams of Gilgit and Chitral on the Shandur pass.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Gilgit   (718 words)

 Gilgit Pakistan travel information Online hotels & tours reservation.
Gilgit is a located at an altitude of Aprox 1500 Meters (4800 Feet) in the North east of Pakistan.
Surrounded by the massive mountains of Karakorums Gilgit is a small valley with a ground just enough to form a small city of 500000 persons.
Gilgit is the administrative and commercial capital of Northern areas.
www.travel-culture.com /pakistan/gilgit.shtml   (891 words)

 SERENA HOTELS - Gilgit - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Gilgit, the Capital of the Northern areas of Pakistan, is a flourishing frontier town that has expanded rapidly to about 50,000 inhabitants since the Karakoram Highway (KKH) opened in 1978, connecting Gilgit with the rest of Pakistan and China.
Gilgit town is the hub of Northern Areas.
Gilgit gets only about 130 millimeters of rainfall annually; so all agriculture land is irrigated with water from melting snows from higher altitudes.
www.serenahotels.com /pakistan/gilgit/home.htm   (288 words)

 HRCP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Gilgit, June 4: One person was killed and several were injured when Shia protestors clashed with security forces in Gilgit city on June 3 during a curfew that was imposed in the city’s municipal limits.
According to sources the army was called out in Gilgit to maintain law and order after Shia leader Agha Ziauddin Rizvi set Thursday as the deadline for the administration to resolve the issue regarding the existing school syllabi that Shia leaders had said was against their faith.
Gilgit, June 7: Three people were killed and three others were wounded seriously when security forces opened fire at a Swat-bound bus in the Khomer area in Gilgit on Sunday, reportedly for violating curfew.
www.hrcp-web.org /News_detail.cfm?newsid=216   (403 words)

 GILGIT VALLEY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
from Gilgit town is a beautiful rock engraving of Buddha of 7th century A.D. at the mouth of the Kargah Nullah.
The bridge over the fast flowing Gilgit river is the largest suspension bridge in Asia(182 meters long and 2 meters wide) permitting enough room for one jeep at a time to cross.
from Gilgit), Singal (56 kms), Gakuch (73 kms) and Phander (117 kms from Gilgit).
www.gerrystravel.com /gtours/newgilgit.html   (333 words)

Meanwhile the agent of Frontier Constabulary (F.C.) got the Gilgit Tehsil burnt by the agitated crowd for burning the local records (which also included Colonel Kely's Report of 1895 regarding delimitation of N.W.F.P, occupied district of Chitral and Balawaristan's Part Shandoor).
They were subjected to torture in the Torture Cells of Gilgit and Chilas but no one bothered to arrest the killer of the Pakistani Army.
This is the judiciary and the administration of the Pakistan Occupied Gilgit Baltistan.
www.balawaristan.net /gilgit.htm   (704 words)

 Gilgit & Baltistan, China & North Korea
Thousands of protesting activists of the Ahle Sunnah blocked the roads in Gilgit City and Kohistan to prevent the movement of reinforcements, which were then rushed to the affected areas by helicopters, The Army then forcibly removed the demonstrators from the roads and used bulldozers to remove the barricades erected by them.
Gilgit had seen similar unrest in 1988, but one of the causes of the unrest then was the demand of the Shias for an independent Karakoram State.
Gilgit joined the other centres of Shia concentration in Pakistan, like Jhang and Parachinar, when its population were brutalised by the Deobandi assault, carrying a clear stamp of anti-Shia Afghanistan.
www.saag.org /papers3/paper289.html   (3168 words)

 Pakistan Times | Top Story: Situation in Gilgit remains peaceful: Press Note
GILGIT: The overall situation in Gilgit District remained peaceful and no untoward incident was reported today, said a press note issued by Sajid Baluch District Magistrate Gilgit on Sunday.
Troops patrolled the streets in Gilgit on Sunday to enforce a curfew imposed as the death toll of Saturday's violence rose to 14, officials said.
"Gilgit is under curfew and armed soldiers are patrolling the streets," a local administration official said.
pakistantimes.net /2005/01/10/top6.htm   (588 words)

from Gilgit town is a beautiful rock engraving of Buddha of 7th century A.D.at the mouth of the Kargah Nullah.
The bridge over the fast flowing Gilgit river is the largest suspension bridge in Asia (182 metres long and 2 metres wide) permitting enough room for one jeep at a time to cross.
Rawalpindi to Gilgit via Swat is 750 kms and takes 20 hours by bus/van; Rawalpindi to Gilgit via Babusar Pass 592 kms 24 hours by jeep.
www.nyopakistan.org /PakNorthern.htm   (3178 words)

 Gilgit --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
It is situated in the Karakoram Range in a narrow valley on the Gilgit River at its confluence with the Hunza River and about 20 miles (32 km) upstream from its confluence with the Indus River.
Culturally and ethnically, their closest links are with peoples in the northwestern highlands of the Gilgit district in the Pakistani sector.
The eastern limit of the Hindu Kush is difficult to determine because of a locally complex topography, although the Karambar Pass (14,250 feet [4,343 metres]) between the valleys of the Konar (called the Kunar or Chitral in Pakistan) and Gilgit rivers may be tentatively accepted as the boundary.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9036828?tocId=9036828   (549 words)

 Gilgit & Hunza
With the opening of the Karakoram Highway leading to China, the population of Gilgit has increased manifold; however, its dusty, old-world ambience remains largely unaffected by the large numbers of fortune seekers, traders, ambassadors, and tourists that seasonally swell the town.
While Gilgit is noted for its bazaar and its potpourri of peoples, Hunza is known for its breath-taking mountain vistas.
Snow-capped Rakaposhi (7788m), and Ultar (7388m) dominate the valley, and the village, and the villages of Karimabad and Gulmit are the prettiest in this former kingdom.
www.south-asia.com /pakistan/hunza.htm   (1550 words)

 Pakistan Travel Web > Destinations > Mountains & Valleys > Gilgit Valley
Just 10 kms from the town of Gilgit, is a Buddha carved into a stone face, a remnant of the era over seven hundred years ago when Buddhism held sway accross much of what is now the North-West-Frontier Province, the Northern Areas and Afghanistan.
from Gilgit), Singal (56 kms), Gakuch (73 kms), and Phandar (117 kms from Gilgit).
Gilgit is a key transit point for trekkers because of its location between Chitral and Baltistan and just South of Hunza.
www.travel.web.pk /destinations/mountains_valleys/gilgit_valley.asp   (614 words)

 Shadur Valley - A Polo Tradition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Shandur Top lies mid-way between Chitral and Gilgit on an un-metalled road traveling on which is quite an adventure in itself.
The distance from either side, Chitral or Gilgit, to the Shandur Pass is approximately 168 km (105 miles).
There are daily flights but they are subject to weather and tourist planning tours by air must make allowance of at least a couple of days in their itineraries just in case the weather does not permit flights to operate.
www.camat.org.pk /link.b.php?goto=shandur   (546 words)

 Gilet, Pakistan  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Gilgit, town in the Pakistani-held sector of Jammu and Kashmir state in the northwestern Indian subcontinent.
It is drained by the Gilgit and Hunza rivers.
Gilgit is the only town of any size in the region.
www.galenfrysinger.com /gilet_pakistan.htm   (165 words)

 Pakistan :: Northern Areas
During early nineteenth century, Hunza resented Kashmir's attempts to gain control and its rulers periodically expelled Kashmir garrisons, threatened Gilgit, and politicked with the rulers of Kashgar to the north where the Russians were gaining influence.
On the eastern boundary of the district lies Ladakh, in the west Gilgit, in the south Indian-held Kashmir and to the north is the Chinese province of Sinkiang.
The said garden was laid on the orders of the Queen while her husband was away to Gilgit and then to Chitral.
www28.brinkster.com /pakistan4ever/htmls/na/na.asp   (3521 words)

 The World Affairs Network - Heal Gilgit’s wounds
Gilgit’s top civil administration officials rushed back after the incident as they were all in Islamabad on one pretext or the other.
Executive powers must be transferred to locally elected representatives in Gilgit and a strong governor appointed for supervision of the area.
The body of Agha Ziauddin was flown on Friday by helicopter from Rawalpindi, where he died of his wounds, to Gilgit, where he was buried late in the day.
www.worldaffairsboard.com /showthread.php?t=4292   (1751 words)

 GILGIT: Gilgit to levy sanitary tax -DAWN - Local; 12 February, 2004
GILGIT, Feb 11: The Gilgit Municipal Committee has decided to collect sanitary tax from February 12 for reducing waste in the Gilgit municipal town area, officials said on Wednesday.
However a Gilgit municipal official said that they had introduced the taxation move to reduce the financial burden on the Gilgit Municipal Corporation which has meagre funds at its disposal for the purpose.
He elaborated that the traders and their shops are major sources of littering and garbage in Gilgit City and traders are least concerned about the issue of refuse handling, which has been obstructing the beautification of the city.
www.dawn.com /2004/02/12/local46.htm   (334 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Protester killed in Gilgit clash
A BBC correspondent in Gilgit says that the city has remained mostly peaceful since the imposition of the curfew on Thursday morning.
Gilgit city is calm, however, a few untoward incidents took place on the outskirts earlier in the day
Our correspondent in Gilgit says that it is unlikely that the curfew will lifted in the foreseeable future.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/3772331.stm   (472 words)

 TELEMEDICINE PROJECT IN GILGIT PHASE-II OF TELMEDPAK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Gilgit at a distance of 15 hours hard drive from main city of Islamabad, with population of 250 thousand people having limited health facilities and severe climatic conditions is the ideal place where Telemedicine can help the population by reducing travel time and cost to the patient.
Our visit to Gilgit was to assess the existing health scenario there, to evaluate the clinical application of Telemedicine and sensitize clinical consultants, health administrators and NGOs about the potential of Telemedicine in Northern Areas.
Gilgit is the hub of activity for the Northern Areas; people from cities like Chillas, Khunjarab, Hunza, Skardu and other cities come here for medical services.
www.telmedpak.com /telemedicines.asp?a=telmedpak_project&b=tmp_glt   (1287 words)

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