The Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan lies at the extreme north of the country.
An area of approximately 72,496 square km Gilgit is the capital of Gilgit-Baltistan
where it borders lies with xingiang province of china; Distt. Chitral lies to its
west. Kalam, Kohistan and Kaghan Valleys to the South. Towards east the occupied
territories of Ladakh and Kashmir.
The three great mountain ranges converge at Gilgit near Alam Bridge i.e Karakorum,
Himalaya and Hindukhash. The great famous peaks of the world situated in Gilgit
Baltistan are K2, Nanga-Parbat, and Rakaposhi etc.
Gilgit-Baltistan has population of approximately 1.4 millions and literacy rate
is 33% (male 40% female 25%). Gilgit-Baltistan has its own judiciary system which
comprises of Supreme Appellate Court equivalent to Supreme Court and Chief Court
equivalent to High Court. After independence airfield was built in Sonikote (Gilgit
Airport). Total area at that time was 657 kanals. The people of the area took part
in the construction of landing ground voluntarily and work was completed in 1949.
The runway was carpeted in 1958.
The Construction work of New Terminal Building & Re-Location of Car Parking has
been completed on 30th July, 2012 and inaugurated by Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Prime
Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 6th December, 2013. The new terminal
building has the following facilities:-