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6/26/2015

Gilgit Baltistan



Gilgit-Baltistan, a region surrounded by mighty grey and black peaks of Himalaya, Karakorum, Hindu Kusch and Pamir Ranges, the glittering milky mountain caps, transforming themselves to gold at nights, the wide crystal blue sky, the breeze, unique culture and its beautiful inhabitants always invites the world to witness the unseen beauty of nature and explore new  things that you haven't seen before.


It is one of the lands, from where ancient Europeans, Africans, Arabians, Armenians, Greeks and Asians trade via the mighty  Shahra-e-Resham (silk Route) and left their signs in the form of unique culture and different languages still practiced and spoken by the people residing here.

 it has been the home to Aryans, it is said that it was the last destination of the great king Alexander of Macedonia. Which is one of the main reasons the different languages here are classified as Indo-European except, Burushaski that  is an isolated language and does not fall in any language group. Most prominent languages of Gilgit-Baltistan are;


Shina

Burushaski

Balti

wakhi

Khawar

Domaki


Gilgit-Baltistan is the place where Indian island met Eurasian planet and formed mighty ranges of Himalayas, and made to the home to  5 eight-thousander out of 14 in the World. These mountains are mentioned below;


K2

Nanga Parbat

Gasherbrum I

Broad Peak

Gasherbrum II


Beside this, Gilgit is the linking region between china and Pakistan at Khun JA rave pass, it also shares its borders with India, Afghanistan and Indian-occupied Kashmir. If we talk about the political status of Gilgit-Baltistan, it goes like this, some parts of Diamar region were ruled by  Jastero, a wise and elder local man. The region of Hunza, Gilgit, Yasin, Punial, ishkoman and some other parts were ruled by other "THUM's", typical Burushaski  term for a King also known as Mir, In shina A king was called Ra in those days. the region of  Baltistan was  home to Buddhists monks and its most famous rulers were Yagbo and Makpon Amacha. Later when the Sikh Rulers of Punjab and Dogras(Kashmiri) tried to occupy the region,the local inhabitants fought with them independently and were victorious due to their bravery. During the British rule, they also tried to gain access to the beautiful valleys and one of the famous war between the British army and people of Hunza- Nagar is famous with the names Anglo Brusho War. At the time of independence of India and Pakistan Gilgit-Baltistan had numerous Princely states, these states all together decided to be part of Pakistan as the majority were Muslims. They join Pakistan without any prior condition. Despite the fact, the Kashmir lose the war but they still Gilgit-Baltistan as their part due to this reason a resolution was passed in United Nations and Pakistan did not declare Gilgit-Baltistan as a constitutional part of Pakistan. In 2009 Pakistan had given the right to self-governance ordinance order and on 8th June 2008 the second election of Gilgit-Baltistan was held in which the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz was the leading party with maximum seats in different regions.


Gilgit-Baltistan. considered as the most peaceful place, has almost 0 % crime rate. It's Dry fruits are famous around the world and it grows a variety of different fruits i.e. Apricots, Pears, Apple, Grapes, Mulberry, Cherry, Jujube, peach pomegranate, fig, plum, strawberry, persimmon, Walnut and Almond are most prominent grown fruits. The people of Gilgit-Baltistan also grow some crops such as potato, wheat, and different kind of vegetables.


In short, we can say that it is a land of opportunities but for that, we need support from the federal government as well as the dedication of locals to make the beautiful land more successful.