Peace !! We want.


Say No to Extremism in Gilgit-Baltistan

The land of peace, love and harmony, Gilgit-Baltistan, is under terror attacks. The recent unfortunate shocking events, in our beloved homeland, have shattered the normal activities of our lives. This edgy situation has gone unabated crippling the normal day activities. Meanwhile, we observe that, the political government and the security forces/agencies have failed to deal with this tense situation and this failure has further strengthened the hands of the criminals involved in such dreadful activities. Every one of us, without any distinction of caste, creed, sect or ethnicity, wants to have peace in the region. The region needs to get benefited from its geo-strategic position. Every G-Bian wishes to have peace so that the region heads towards development promoting the ideals of love, harmony and mutual cooperation. This can only be achieved if we, particularly the educated lot, play our role in this regard. We need to be vigilant and need to strengthen ourselves to defeat our enemies, internal & external, by saying No to Extremism, by creating awareness and education and voicing for our rights.

If You respect our notion then be a part of our event to show Solidarity with the suffered lot. We need to tell the world that we are united by showing our reverence and solidarity to the victims, the innocent lives that have been lost, be these be from any sect. We are the sons of the soil and we are here to protect our motherland. We respect life and we are here to stand against those who are enemy of peace and harmony. All Pakistanis, belonging to any party, ethnicity or sect, particularly the G-Bians, from every walk of life, are invited for the ‘Gathering’ and the ‘Candle Light Vigil’ event that is to be held on April 28, 2012 (Saturday) at 5:30 pm at the Liberty Chowk/Round near Gadaffi Stadium Lahore.

We Demand the Government to:

  • ensure peace and harmony in the region by taking stern action against the miscreants involved, be these be from any party or sect
  •  make Gilgit-Baltistan the constitutional part of Pakistan
  • separate the CSS quota of Gilgit-Baltistan i.e. 2%, from that of FATA, unlike 4% combined

The event has been organized to voice for our rights and the injustices that have been done with the region. NAWAGB, thus, invites particularly the student community of Gilgit-Baltistan, besides others, residing in Lahore, to make their participation possible in the event. Lets us gather and give the message to the world that we Stand against Extremism and we truly belong to the land of Peace, love and harmony.


NAWA — WordPress

NAWA is pioneer NGO of Gilgit Baltistan working for sustainable development since 1984. NAWA focus on holistic development of People of GB.
It focus’s on following main factors:

1) Education
2) Health
3) Insurance
4) NAWA Youth Forum
5) Career Counseling
6) CA’s
7) Auditing

More than 7,000 people are availing the facilities of NAWA.

Northern Areas Welfare Agency


About Gilgit Baltistan:

Gilgit-Baltistan (Urdu: گلگت – بلتستان) is a territory of Pakistan, which was formerly known as the Northern Areas (Urdu: شمالی علاقہ جات, Shumālī Ilāqe Jāt).[4] It is the northernmost political entity within the Pakistani-controlled part of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. It borders Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa povince to the west, Afghanistan‘s Wakhan Corridor to the north, China to the northeast, the Pakistani-administered state of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) to the south, and the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir to the southeast. The territory became a single administrative unit in 1970 under the name “Northern Areas” and was formed by the amalgamation of the Gilgit Agency, the Baltistan District of the Ladakh Wazarat, and the states of Hunza and Nagar. With its administrative center at the town of Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan covers an area of 72,971 km² (28,174 mi²) and has an estimated population approaching 1,000,000. Pakistan considers the territory separate from Kashmir, whereas India considers the territory as a part of the larger disputed territory of Kashmir that has been in dispute between India, Pakistan since 1947.

Country Pakistan
35°21′N 75°54′E / 35.35°N 75.9°E / 35.35; 75.9
Largest city Gilgit
Population (2008)
• Density
1,800,000 (Estimate)
• 20.7/km²
Area 72496 km²
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Main language(s) Urdu (national)
Balti Tibetan
Status Dependent territoryclaimed by India
Districts 7
Towns 7
Union councils
Established 1 July 1970
Governor/Commissioner Shama Khalid[1]
Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah[2]
Legislature (seats) Gilgit-Baltistan
Legislative Assembly (33[3])
Website http://www.visitnorthern

Geography and climate
K2 as seen from Concordia
Satpara Lake, Skardu, in 2002

Gilgit-Baltistan borders the Wakhan corridor of Afghanistan to the northwest, China’s Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang to the northeast, the Indian-controlled state of Jammu and Kashmir to the south and southeast, the Pakistani-controlled state of Azad Jammu and Kashmir to the south, and Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province to the west.

Gilgi-Baltistan is home to five of the “eight-thousanders” and to more than fifty peaks above 7000 meters. Gilgit and Skardu are the two main hubs for expeditions to those mountains. The region is home to some of the world’s highest mountain ranges—the main ranges are the Karakoram and the western Himalayas. The Pamir mountains are to the north, and the Hindu Kush lies to the west. Amongst the highest mountains are K2 (Mount Godwin-Austen) and Nanga Parbat, the latter being one of the most feared mountains in the world.

Three of the world’s longest glaciers outside the polar regions are found in Gilgit-Baltistan — the Biafo Glacier, the Baltoro Glacier, and the Batura Glacier. There are, in addition, several high-altitude lakes in Gilgit-Baltistan:

* Sheosar Lake in Deosai Plains – Astore region
* Satpara Tso Lake in Skardu – Baltistan
* Katzura Tso Lake in Skardu – Baltistan
* Zharba Tso Lake in Shigar – Baltistan
* Phoroq Tso Lake in Skardu – Baltistan
* Bara Tso Lake in Gangche – Baltistan
* Byarsa Tso Lake in Gultari – Baltistan
* Borith Lake in upper Hunza – Gilgit
* Rama Lake near Astore
* Rush Lake near Nagar – Gilgit
* Kromber Lake In Kromber Pass – Gilgit

The Deosai Plains, are located above the tree line, and constitute the second-highest plateau in the world at 4,115 meters (14,500 feet)after Tibet. The plateau lies east of Astore, south of Skardu and west of Ladakh. The area was declared as a national park in 1993. The Deosai Plains cover an area of almost 5,000 square kilometres. For over half the year (between September and May), Deosai is snow-bound and cut off from rest of Astore & Baltistan in winters. The village of Deosai lies close to Chilum chokki and is connected with the Kargil district of Ladakh through an all-weather road.