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Youngsters breathe new life into Gilgit-Baltistan folk styles


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Traditional music and poetry in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) has been dying a slow death in recent years. However, renewed interest from locals and educated youth has seen reins of the ‘dying art’ taken up again. The shift from traditional singers to educated youth has come during the past decade when sectarian extremism squeezed out the traditional singers. The ...

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PM to visit Gilgit, weather permitting

PM Nawaz Sharif in Gilgit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to visit Gilgit today (Monday) just days after some ‘RAW-linked’ suspects were arrested in an attempt to counter a negative campaign against the mega project. The visit is subject to weather conditions. Bad weather in the area has largely disrupted flight operations between Gilgit and Islamabad, officials said. If poor weather conditions prevented the ...

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