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Knock Knock, Booming Issues Here

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By Misbah Uddin Khawaja It was a pleasant night in the mid of summers. I was having a gentle breeze, the wind was kissing my head, hair were waving, and my head was almost pinned half in my pillow. May be I snored, most possibly I could have changed my sleeping position, but God better knows how I slept in that ...

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World Tourism Day: Domestic tourism enhancing in Pakistan but without planning

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Islamabad, Pakistan: Disbanding of Federal Ministry of Tourism under 18th amendment caused an irreparable dent to the tourism industry of Pakistan because there is no focal body left to promote country at international tourism horizon. Domestic tourism is flourishing in Pakistan but without any proper planning and sustainability, resulting degradation of fragile lands in northern areas of Pakistan. Mega infrastructure ...

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URBAN FORESTRY CAMPAIGN INAUGURATED IN CHITRAL BY ADC

URBAN FORESTRY CAMPAIGN INAUGURATED IN CHITRAL BY ADC

Chitral(PR): Additional Deputy Commissioner Chitral, Mr. Minhas Uddin inaugurated the Urban Forestry campaign 2017 by planting a pine tree at DC Osama Shaheed Park Chitral Today. The event organized by R&D Directorate of KP Forest Department. The Officer of Line Departments, NGOs and people from Civil Societies were also participated. Talking on the occasion, the Additional Deputy Commissioner Chitral said urban ...

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Gilgit’s British cemetery: a local monument to the Great Game

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Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Sitting under the shade of trees, Ghulam Ali stares at the graves around him. These are, perhaps, his last days working as the caretaker of this old graveyard and although he has already retired from the job, he continues to work here as a volunteer till the government appoints his replacement. There are at least 18 graves ...

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Telenor Pakistan Set to Galvanize Agricultural Growth in Gilgit Baltistan via Digital Innovation

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PRESS RELEASE Expanding its digital footprint to the far-flung and underserved areas of the country, Pakistan’s premier telecom and digital services provider, Telenor Pakistan has launched its mobile agriculture advisory service ‘Khushaal Zamindaar’ in Gilgit – Baltistan. Launched in collaboration with Market Development Facility (MDF), the innovative service will provide localized and customized advisory services to facilitate local farmers in ...

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Mamnoon: ‘Govt attaches great importance to socio-economic uplift of Gilgit-Baltistan’

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GILGIT: President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday said that the government attached great importance to the development and socio- economic uplift of Gilgit-Baltistan. The President said this while talking to Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafiz-ur-Rehman and the cabinet members of Gilgit-Baltistan who called on him here on Thursday. The president said that early and timely implementation of the projects under CPEC ...

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Earthquake of 4.7 magnitude jolts Gilgit

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GILGIT  – An earthquake of 4.7 magnitudes shook Gilgit and its adjoining areas at 3 AM on Thursday. People panicked in the wee hours came out of their homes and started reciting verses from the Holy Quran. Meanwhile, no casualties and any damage to property were reported. The National Seismic Monitoring Centre said the epicenter of the earthquake was located 35 ...

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Sarfa Ranga Desert Car Rally to kick off in Skardu on Aug. 17

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SKARDU: Three days long Sarfa Ranga Desert Car Rally will start on Aug. 17 in Skardu. Spectators of the mega event will also witness a polo tournament and a boating competition in Indus River.  Local artists will also perform the local, cultural dance and entertain the audience with music at the event. In a meeting chaired by Commissioner Baltistan Division, ...

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Gilgit-Baltistan CM pays tribute to Dr. Ruth Pfau

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GILGIT: Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-Ur Rehman paid a tribute to Dr. Ruth Pfau, who died at age 87, for her meritorious service to eradicate leprosy from Gilgit-Baltistan. Hafiz Hafeez-Ur-Rehman paid a visit to the Leprosy Center in Gilgit on Friday. He announced to upgrade Gilgit Leprosy Center to a 10 beds hospital and named after Dr Ruth Pfau. He ...

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Approval for reconstruction of Raikot-Thakot section

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The federal government approved the reconstruction of raikot-thakot section of the karakoram highway under China-Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC). Official sources told Radio Pakistan that within three years 280 km long road will be built at the cost of more than Rs. 8 billion. After its completion it will boost trade and economic activities in Gilgit-Baltistan and Hazara Division. Source: The ...

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