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Gilgit-Baltistan
گلگت - بلتستان
གིལྒིཏ་བལྟིསྟན
Admeenistrative Unit
Gilgit-Baltistān

Seal
Location o Gilgit-Baltistan (red), athoot Siachen Glacier
Coordinates: 35°21′N 75°54′E / 35.35°N 75.9°E / 35.35; 75.9
Kintra Pakistan
Established 1 July 1970
Caipital Gilgit
Lairgest ceety Gilgit
Government
 • Type Autonomous territory o Pakistan
 • Body Legislative Assembly
 • Govrenor Pir Karam Ali Shah[1]
 • Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah[2]
Area
 • Total 72,496 km2 (27,991 sq mi)
Population (2008; est.)
 • Total 1,800,000
 • Density 25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zone PKT (UTC+5)
ISO 3166 code PK-NA
Main Leid(s)
Assembly seats 33[3]
Destricts 7
Touns 7
Website gilgitbaltistan.gov.pk

Gilgit-Baltistan (Urdu: گلگت - بلتستان, Balti: གིལྒིཏ་བལྟིསྟན, umwhile kent as the Northren Auries (Urdu: شمالی علاقہ جات, Shumālī Ilāqe Jāt)),[4] is the northmaist poleetical entity athin Pakistan. It borders Pakistan's Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province tae the wast, Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor tae the north, Cheenae tae the east an northeast, Azad Kashmir tae the soothwast, an Indie-admeenistered Jammu an Kashmir tae the sootheast. Gilgit-Baltistan covers an aurie o 72,971 km² (28,174 mi²) an is heichlie muntainous. It haes an estimatit population approachin 1,000,000. Its admeenistrative center is the ceety o Gilgit (population 216,760).

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Pir Karam Ali Shah appointed GB Governor". The News. 2011-01-26. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  2. "Associated Press Of Pakistan ( Pakistan's Premier NEWS Agency ) - Public service policy to be pursued in Gilgit-Baltistan: PM". Ftp.app.com.pk. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  3. Legislative Assembly will have directly elected 24 members, besides six women and three technocrats. "Gilgit Baltistan: New Pakistani Package or Governor Rule" 3 September 2009, The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO)
  4. "Cabinet approves ‘Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self-Governance Order 2009’" 29 August 2009 Associated Press of Pakistan

Further readin[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Pakistan Trekking Guide, by Isobel and Ben Shaw, 1993.
  • Wang, S. (2004). "Of Rivers and Human Rights: the Northern Areas, Pakistan's Forgotten Colony in Jammu and Kashmir". International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 11: 187. doi:10.1163/1571811041631272.  edit

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