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Match not made in heaven: Lolly’s guardians growl at commoner’s proposal

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) wildlife department may have averted an exercise in futility. Although the parties involved may beg to differ. Lolly, a female snow leopard who has been in captivity in G-B for the past four years, was recently courted by another leopard from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), officials said on Sunday. The proposal, however, was turned down by ...

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Ineluctability of Gilgit-Baltistan in CPEC

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By Babar Ali Bhatti Surrounded by Afghanistan and three nuclear power countries China, India and Pakistan, Gilgit-Baltistan’s strategic value does not need to be implied anymore The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is much more than just roads. Rather, it is a complete framework of energy, infrastructure, ports and industry related projects. It would connect Khunjrab to Gwadar, and China has ...

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Ex-G-B governor allegedly spent millions for transportation, stationery

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The regional public accounts committee (PAC) has detected irregularities in the money spent by a former governor of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B). The findings had been shared with members of the PAC chaired by Sikandar Ali on Friday. During the meeting, parliamentarians discussed audit paras for the year 2012-14. They noted that the then G-B governor Pir Karam Shah ...

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