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Loyalty unrewarded: PTI appoints Raja Jalal new G-B head

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GILGIT: Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf (PTI) has announced new office bearers for their Gilgit-Baltistan chapter, with Raja Jalal installed as the new president. According to a notification issued by PTI Secretary General Jahangir Tareen, Raja will be the regional president, with Shah Nasir supporting him as the vice president while Fatehullah will be the regional general secretary. The decision has left the ...

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Stranded snow leopard rescued in Naltar

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GILGIT: Five men trekked four several hours through heavy snow in Gilgit-Baltistan’s (G-B) Naltar valley to rescue a captive snow leopard, officials and rescuers said on Saturday. The leopard, who has been in the custody of wildlife conservationists ever since it was a cub who had gotten separated from its mother nearly three years ago, had recently been shifted from Dhee ...

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Landslides suspend traffic on KKH

Landslide on KKH hits cars

Traffic on the Karakoram Highway (KKH) between Gilgit and Rawalpindi has been suspended as a result of landslides at multiple locations. The landslides were caused by torrential rains over the last 48 hours. According to the Frontier Works Organization, heavy landslides have blocked the road at Lal Pari near Gilgit, Kiyal , Dasu and Barsin in Pattan. Meanwhile, two cars have come ...

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FIS approves Naltar, Malam Jabba for 16 international ski races

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GILGIT: The International Ski Federation (FIS) has approved 16 international races for Pakistan, giving the sport a much-awaited boost. The facility means more international skiers will visit Pakistan to benefit from Pakistani ski slopes of international standard. According to information gathered by The Express Tribune, Pakistan Ski Federation (PSF) after sending two skiers – Muhammad Abbas and Mohammad Karim to Canada ...

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Heavy snow disrupts life in G-B

Snowfall in Gojal Valley

GILGIT: Life in the many areas of GB came to a standstill following heavy snowfall in the region.  In Gilgit, a weather alert has been issued forecasting heavy rain and snowfall. The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) region is facing the brunt of climate change and is considered to be one of the worst affected regions in the country owing to fluctuating changes in the ...

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GB officially adopts law against corporal punishment to children

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The Gilgit-Baltistan Prohibition of Corporal Punishment against Children Act 2015 was officially adopted during a workshop held for the members of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly. By adopting the law Gilgit-Baltistan has pioneered as the first ever province of Pakistan to legally ban corporal punishment. The five-day-long workshop was organized by Plan International Pakistan and Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) in Islamabad. During the ...

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PM approved 90 MW power projects for GB

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has approved summary of 90 megawatt hydel power projects to overcome energy shortage in Gilgit Baltistan, reports said on Sunday. According to Radio Pakistan, the projects will be implemented under public sector development program. Share this:

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Gupis: OEC organizes meet-up of IFL scholars and their parents

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GUPIS: Organization for Educational Change (OEC) conducted a get-together with its scholars in Gupis, Ghizer on Sunday 15th January 2017. This session was led mainly by the senior executive member Kamal Ud Din who did a remarkable job in pulling it off in the harsh weather of the regions. The purpose of the session was not only to meet IFL ...

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AL Amyn Model School Gulmit Hunza announces admission 2017-18

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(PR) Al Amyn Model School Gulmit announces admissions for classes ECD to Prep 9th for the academic session 2017-18. The administration announced the admission open for the new academic year in a press release. Application forms are available in the admin office during school hours and students will have to go through test and interview to be eligible for admission ...

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PYO successfully completes ‘National Women Winter Expedition’

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Press Release Pakistan Youth Outreach (PYO), in collaboration with Karakorum Expeditions, proudly initiated national women winter expedition to an unnamed, unclimbed peak, for the first time in Pakistan’s mountaineering history. The National Women Winter Expedition was lead by the renowned and only female Mountaineer of Pakistan to summit Mt. Everest, Ms. Samina Baig. The expedition was initially planned to 6050m ...

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