History of a country is different and peculiar without a question of big or small, developed or under-develop, rich or poor from United States of America, United Kingdom to India and Pakistan all have their own history, culture and tradition are main source of basic attraction for the people around the world. They want to know more and more about that particular countries. But what is totally different here in Pakistan is a unique different flavour. Here one can have these flavours from Gwadar (Balochistan) speaking Balochi, in Sindh speaking Sindhi+Urdu, next in Punjab, speaking Punjabi and Sarahki, go to NWFP where Pashto + Hindko and then go to Gilgit-Baltistan where Balti and Shina; but all are united and true Pakistani muslims. The unique culture, people, language weather, mountains (K2 Nanga Parbat) glaciers (Biafo, Hisper) are major source of attraction for the local and foreign tourists. When visiting such places tourists need basic information about that particulars country. Every activity start from capital of that this country. So this site is staring from Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. It aims to guide and provide desired information to the tourists & intending visitors to Pakistan.
Gilgit-Baltistan are spread over an area of 72,496 Sq.Kms with population of more than 870.347. It consists of six Districts namely Gilgit, Skardu, Diamer, Ghizer Ghanche and Astore with Gilgit, Baltistan ( Skardu) Diamer,, Ghizer, Ghanche and Astore, a land God gifted with a rich and diverse Flora & Fauna. The area having largest mountain ranges, like Himalaya, the Karakoram and the Hindu Kush with snow-clad high peaks ranging from 1000 to over 8000. The mighty K-2 28,250 fts. 8511 meters, the second highest after mount Everest. Couple with Broad Peak (8047, Gasherbrum-I (8068) and Gasherbrum-II (8035), Gasherbrum-II (7952) are also challenge for the climbers world over.There are enormous proportions of glaciers in Gilgit Baltistan, the largest one is Siachen Glacier about 72 Kms, others; Hisper-61, Biafo-60, Batura-64.
Strategical area is very important with very very interesting topography. Its typical customs, regional folk dances sports and famous Polo played in these area is totally different with rest of the world. There are Shias, Sunni, Ismailies and Nurbakhshies living here with tolerance and harmony. The area has been attractions for local and foreign tourists and mountaineers around the world.Gilgi-Baltistan Self-Empowerment and Self-Governance Order, 2009: Well, the area was given this package in which a new provincial like setup approved by Federal Cabinet and announced by the Prime Minister of Pakistan on August 29, 2009. However, it is not declared as Province of Pakistan yet. In the new setup Prime Minister of Pakistan will be the Chairman of Gilgit-Baltistan Council with its 15 members. Provincial like autonomy Order is called "GILGIT-BALTISTAN SLEF-EMPOWERMENT AND SELF-GOVERNANCE ORDER 2009" The area will have its own Governor (present Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan is Pir Syed Karam Ali Shah) and a Chief Minister (Syed Mehdi Shah, present Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan) elected by the Legislative Assembly of Gilgit Baltistan consisting of 33 (24 members as direct while 3 from Technocrats and 6 reserved for women seats). The Order also includes creation of a new District consisting of Hunza and Nagar. There is a Gilgit Baltistan Council setup in Islamabad having its members /adviser with a chair as Prime Minister.
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Image is from Saidpur village located in Islamabad presenting fascinating look. The villages attracts visitors due to its traditional and other local stuff.