Oshikhandass is a village in Gilgit-Baltistan. It is east of Gilgit city. Oshikhandass is a piece of the Bagrot Valley and had roughly 7,200 occupants in 2011. Around 55% of the populace has a place with the Shia Imami Ismaili sect of Islam that pursues the 4th Aga Khan; and 45% are Shia Isna Ashari Muslims, likewise known as Twelver Shias.
The neighborhood economy is primarily agriculture-based. There are three government schools, two of which are for young ladies and one is for young men. Also, there are five non-public schools. The village altitude is 1,500 meters (4,900 ft).
This town joins Bagrot Valley and Jalalabad to Danyor, a city in Gilgit. The Karakorum Highway goes through the town. Shina and Burushaski are the principal dialects. Nanga Parbat, which deceives the east of the town, can be seen from Oshikhandass. The town was already part of India before the India-Pakistan division. After the division, the town was added to Pakistan.
The notable name of Oshikhandass was “Punal Dass”. The name of this town Oshikhandass advanced from two dialects. “Oshi” signifies wind in the Shina language, “Khan” signifies ‘town’ in the Burushaski language and “Dass” signifies ‘uncultivated land’ in the two dialects.
This land was under the authority of the valley. It was developed by the individuals who originated from Bagrot Valley and Hunza in July 1937 driven by Khuda Amman. These individuals were sent by the Mir of Hunza, as he settled on a verbal concurrence with the individuals of Bagrot Valley.
Those individuals (who originated from Hunza on the solicitation of the individuals of Oshikhandass) developed the water channel which supplies water to the town even today.
The water channel is connected to the waterway which originates from the Glaciers of Karakoram through Bagrot valley. The majority of the water of Oshikhandass originates from the Bagrot Glacier.
Oshikhandass Welfare and Development Association (OWDO) is an enrolled welfare association in the town. This association was established in 2005 by Manzoor Hussain, a social specialist. Numerous individuals from Oshikhandass work in Gilgit, as retailers, and in other little endeavors.