Gilgit-Baltistan formerly known as the Northern Areas is the northernmost political entity within Pakistan. It borders Pakistan's Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province to the west, Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor to the north, China to the east and northeast, Pakistan-administered Azad Kashmir to the southwest and Indian-administered Jammu & Kashmir to the southeast.  
The announcement of the Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self-governance Order by the government in 2009 enabled this region into Pakistan’s political mainstream. Under the current dispensation a newly elected assembly has elected a chief minister and a governor has been appointed by the federal government. 
Gilgit-Baltistan covers an area of 72,971 km² (28,174 mi²) and is highly mountainous. This region has an average altitude of 3000 meters and contains several peaks with an altitude of over 6700 meters. It contains the largest glaciers in the world outside the Polar Regions. These glaciers feed the Indus River system on which depends most of Pakistan’s agricultural and other human activity.  
‘Rain fall varies considerably in the northern mountainous region. Agriculture and pastoral activity, on a small scale and at subsistence level, is carried out in these valleys by harnessing the sources of water. For most part, however, the area is barren, sparsely populated, and inaccessible, except of valleys, which are fed by glacial rivers and springs.
It has an estimated population approaching 1,000,000. Its administrative center is the city of Gilgit (population 216,760).


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Govt working for development of area: Minister - Monday, August 06, 2012
Astore—Provincial minister and district president Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Muhammad Naseer Khan on Wednesday said the government of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) is working hard for the development of the area. read more ...
Hot, humid weather forecast - Wednesday, August 01, 2012
As rapid development of El-Nino conditions (ie, warming of Tropical Pacific Ocean) have suppressed the monsoon over parts of South Asia leading to deficient rains over Pakistan. Met Office forecast mainly hot and humid weather in most parts of the country today (Wednesday) However, rain/thundershower may occur at scattered places of Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Hazara, Malakand and Peshawar divisions and Kashmir.  read more ...
Job at Under Gilgit Baltistan Power Development Board at Gilgit-Baltistan Council Secretariat - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Job at Under Gilgit Baltistan Power Development Board at Gilgit-Baltistan Council Secretariat (Government Job)

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Chief Minister inspected ongoing development project in Gilgit - Friday, July 27, 2012

Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah inspected ongoing development project in different points in Gilgit City.

Taking notice of delay of work of Gilgit Danyor RCC bridge he directed to complete the work up to December this year.

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