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Attendants of Chinese martyrs cemetery in Gilgit honored

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ISLAMABAD: Grave-keepers of the Chinese martyrs of cemetery in Gilgit were honored here on Sunday at a ceremony held at the Chinese Embassy. The two grave-keepers, Ali Ahmad and Mansoor, have been taking care of the Martyr Cemetery in Gilgit as volunteers for decades. In recognition of their great services, they along with the members of the Volunteer Association for ...

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G-B formulating growth-oriented ADP policy


The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) government has announced that for the first time it has utilised 100 per cent of the funds they had allocated for Annual Development Programme (ADP) in their annual budget owing to ongoing development works and involvement from the concerned department, officials said on Monday. The fiscal year 2016-17 was the most successful year in the developmental history ...

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2017 Shandur Polo Festival to start on July 29

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The 2017 Shandur Polo festival is all set to kick off on July 29. A total of five teams each from Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral will take part in the three days long freestyle polo showdown. Meanwhile, a 23 members polo team from GB has reached Phander in Ghizer valley for the purpose of practice. The festival held at the world’s ...

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A recognition of excellence: AKU-EB’s students triumph in Pakistan’s educational landscape

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Press Release Despite being a relatively young institution, the Aga Khan University Examination Board has repeatedly proved that its students are capable of attaining success by virtue of the quality education that they receive during their secondary school education. While our annual results and internal student accomplishments have always been a source of pride for us, this year’s May 2017 ...

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The Clean Energy Revolution


By Tayyab Shafique Pakistan is a developing country and ranking 6th in terms of population size. It has an incredible amount of natural resources and a variety of ecological regions from the Karakoram Himalayas in the north to the coastal zone in the south. Pakistan is situated along the Arabian Sea coastal line and has a sufficient length of highly productive ...

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Gilgit-Baltistan: PIA to initiate special flights

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Islamabad: Advisor to Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan Friday said special flights of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) would soon be started for Gilgit and Skardu to boost tourism in the northern areas. The announcement came after a meeting between Mehtab and Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman on Friday. PIA will also collaborate with G-B ...

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My Friends And I Were Sexually Harassed In Skardu. And None Of It Came From The Locals

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By Wishal Raheel I recently came across a post about a girl getting harassed by some men while visiting the Khunjerab Pass. Basically, a girl who was travelling with her husband via a travel group was cornered and forced to take selfies with a group of men who thought there was no harm in committing such an atrocity. I couldn’t ...

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Gilgit-Skardu Road blocked due to landslides

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GILGIT: Heavy landslides have blocked the Gilgit-Skardu Road (S-1) at eleven different locations over the past two days, however, the road blocks at five locations have so far been cleared, the National Disaster Management Authority said on Friday. The landslides came after a spell of heavy rain in the region. Authorities, though, are working to clear the road blocks. Tourists too ...

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The sectarian spectre in Gilgit-Baltistan: Part – I


By Aziz Ali Dad The issue of sectarian violence in Gilgit-Baltistan cannot be analysed through an idealised view that tends to paint the region as an idyllic paradise where no violence ever occurred before the advent of modernity. The reality is that sectarian violence has been a part of the history of Gilgit-Baltistan. Throughout history, Gilgit had been depopulated and ...

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‘We have to be a generous society,’ says the Aga Khan on his Diamond Jubilee

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Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, the 49th Imam of the Shia Ismailis, celebrates 60 years today since he inherited the leadership of his community from his grandfather and became the Aga Khan. Prince Karim is best known for a life dedicated to social services for some of the most underprivileged communities in Asia and Africa. He is the founder and ...

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