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Gilgit

 

a river in northwestern Kashmir, a right tributary of the Indus River.

The Gilgit is approximately 450 km long with a basin of 26,000 sq km. Its source is in the Hindu Kush Range, fed by snow and glacial runoff. Its waters begin rising in April and its heaviest flow is in July; in winter its water level is low. The Gilgit almost doubles the rate of flow of the Indus when the two rivers join. Near the city of Gilgit it forms the Gilgit Oasis. Because of its strong current and rapids, the Gilgit is not navigable. An ancient caravan route runs along its valley, connecting northeastern Afghanistan with India and Pakistan.

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GILGIT -- Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan, Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman here Tuesday lauded the senior officials of traffic police and district administration for bringing significant improvement in the overall traffic system in the City.
Some analysts call it a Pakistan-China development strategy for Gilgit-Baltistan under which steps would be taken for upgradation of Karakoram Highway, Skardu and Gilgit airport and improvement of Sost Dry Port at Pak-China border to enhance bilateral trade links.
GILGIT -- Opposition and treasury members in Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) on Friday held the police responsible for death of a youngster, who ended his life by jumping into the river in Gilgit recently.
SKARDU -- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Food Authority Wednesday assured GB administration to help in establishment of state of the art food authority in Gilgit Baltistan.
Before the British could leave the subcontinent, they betrayed the people of Gilgit-Baltistan by handing over the whole Gilgit agency to the Maharaja of Kashmir contrary to the popular will of the agency.
Gilgit -- Light rain expected in Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir during the next 24 hours.
Summary: Gilgit-Baltistan [Pakistan], Dec 28 (ANI): Protesters opposing the illegal imposition of taxes by Islamabad on Wednesday agreed to end their march towards Gilgit city after reaching an agreement with the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) government.
The flight which were cancelled included PK 451 Islamabad to Skardu, PK 452 Skardu to Islamabad, PK 605 Islamabad to Gilgit, PK 606 Gilgit to Islamabad, PK 607 Islamabad to Gilgit, PK 608 Gigit to Islamabad, PK 609 Islamabad to Gilgit, PK 610 Gilgit to Islamabad, PK 660 Islamabad to Chitral Peshawar and PK 661 Peshawar Chitral Islamabad.
ISLAMABAD -- Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Government is working for the up gradation of DHQ Hospital Gilgit and Saif-Ur-Rehman Shaheed hospital to provide modern health medical facilities to patients.
Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman will launch the campaign by planting a sapling at family Park Chinar garden in Gilgit.
THE people of Gilgit Baltistan have been demanding their right to be bona fide citizens of Pakistan.
Summary: Gilgit (Gilgit-Baltistan) [Pakistan], Dec 27 (ANI): Scores of traders, transporters and other people from 10 districts of Gilgit-Baltistan have began a march towards Gilgit city to protest against imposition of a new taxation law by the Pakistan Government.