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Swedish Ambassador for promotion of tourism, education in G-B

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GILGIT: Swedish Ambassador Ingrid Johansson has said the other day that her country will provide all necessary support to promote tourism in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), besides providing scholarships to deserving students to obtain quality education in Sweden. She further disclosed that a comprehensive tour to Sweden would be arranged for the staff of Karakorum International University for their capacity building purposes. ...

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GB asks Centre to end NOC condition for foreign tourists


GILGIT – Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafizur Rehman has approached the federal interior ministry against its decision of making no-objection certificate (NOC) compulsory for foreign tourists. Earlier, the federal interior ministry had imposed a ban on visits of foreign tourists to Gilgit-Baltistan without obtaining a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the ministry of interior Islamabad. The chief minister in a letter addressed ...

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Hafeez ur Rehaman: ‘Curb protests, demonstration on roads to facilitate tourism in the GB’


GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan government has decided to put curbs on demonstrations and protests on main thoroughfares so as not to disturb the tourist traffic. Tourism is a major source of income for the territory, G-B CM Hafeezur Rehman said, adding that improved security situation had increased the footprints of visitors in the scenic valleys.  However, to make sure that the visitors ...

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Foreign tourists barred from visiting GB without NOC

Tourists at the 2013 Jashn-e-Ghanche

JAMIL NAGRI GILGIT: The federal interior ministry has imposed a ban on visits of foreign tourists to Gilgit-Baltistan without obtaining a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the ministry in Islamabad. A letter recently sent by the ministry to the Gilgit-Baltistan government says that it has been reported that foreigners are frequently visiting Gilgit-Baltistan without obtaining an NOC or security clearance from ...

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GBLA passes probation of interest on 2017 private loan bills


GILGIT: tHE Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) unanimously passed the Gilgit-Baltistan probation of interest on private loans 2017 bill during its proceeding in Gilgit on Wednesday. The bill was presented in the house by the law minister Dr. Muhammad Iqbal for approval. Taking part in the debate the members thanked the Gilgit Baltistan Government for getting approval of such important bill. ...

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Climate change and the aftermath in Gilgit-Baltistan: Why is it important for GB to stay below 1.5°C


Today the world is focusing more on traditional security issues with great zeal. Almost every country is spending a huge amount of their budget on their defense and security, but the common enemy of mankind, regardless of their religion, race and nationality, is climate change. Climate change is one of the Non-Traditional Security Issues — prominent and eminent in nature ...

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Landslides, mudflows block roads in GB

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GILGIT: Gilgit to Skardu and Gilgit to Kashgar roads are closed for all type of traffic due to landsliding and mudflow. The Skardu road was blocked near Shangus. The Karakoram Highway is closed for traffic at Murtazaabad in Hunza. Frontier Works Organization has started work for restoration of traffic. The Gilgit Rawalpindi portion of Karakoram Highway was also closed at ...

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Gilgit Serena Hotel celebrates Earth Day in collaboration with Mehnaz Fatima Educational & Welfare Organization


Press Release Gilgit Serena Hotel celebrated Earth Day in collaboration with Mehnaz Fatima Educational & Welfare organization. Mehanaz Fatima is an exclusive school which provides education for young children and children with special needs by focusing on the development of human resources, optional learning facilities and community awareness in Gilgit-Baltistan. Mr. Asghar Khan Acting Manager, Gilgit Serena Hotel addressed on ...

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Denuding forests: G-B to jail timber thieves


GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Forest Department has decided to take strict action against the timber mafia and announced that all elements involved in the illegal cutting of trees would be sent to jail. Astore Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Saleem said on Friday that individuals or institutions found guilty of illegally cutting trees in the area would be booked and sent ...

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CM Hafeez: ‘BoI had been established to project opportunities to investors in the region’


GILGIT: Noting that establishing industries was key for burgeoning economic activity in the region, Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman on Wednesday announced special incentives for investors. Rehman chaired a meeting of the G-B Board of Investment (BoI) in Gilgit on Wednesday. With one eye on the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC), Rehman explained that the BoI had been established to project ...

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