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Heaven on Earth - Gilgit Baltistan

Baltistan, also known as Baltiyul, is a mountainous region, the majority of which lies in Gilgit–Baltistan in the northern part of Pakistan. It is situated in the Karakoram mountains just to the south of K2, the world's second highest mountain.

Heaven on Earth - Gilgit Baltistan
In 1947 when India and Pakistan gained independence, Baltistan was still part of Kashmir. The people of Baltistan being predominantly Muslims revolted against the Dogra rulers and after a struggle lasting a year became independent. Along with Gilgit, it is now administered by Pakistan as the region of Gilgit–Baltistan. Pakistan announced the creation of Gilgit–Baltistan, a new province-like autonomous region with Gilgit city as its capital and Skardu as the largest city.

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