Nasim Gilgity dressed in traditional white regalia and white ceremonial hat with feathers, he is one of the many faces of Pakistani Muslims showing their ethnic pride in the 2017 Pakistan Day Parade in New York.
Gilgit-Baltistan is Muslim, with the Shia sect being predominant. Gilgit-Baltistan is the only Shia majority area in Sunni majority Pakistan.
The population of Gilgit-Baltistan consists of many diverse linguistic, ethnic, and religious sects, due in part to the many isolated valleys separated by some of the world's highest mountains. The ethnic groups include Shins, Yashkuns, Kashmiris, Kashgaris, Pamiris, Pathans, and Kohistanis. A significant number