Yes, People are still living there. The Askole village is famous for gateway to the highest mountains, like, K2, Gasherbrum, Broad Peak, Muztagh Towers, Trango Towers and longest glacier on earth outside the polar region. The gateway to the Baltoro, Biafo and many other glaciers.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)