Home » 2017 » August

Monthly Archives: August 2017

Telenor Pakistan Set to Galvanize Agricultural Growth in Gilgit Baltistan via Digital Innovation


PRESS RELEASE Expanding its digital footprint to the far-flung and underserved areas of the country, Pakistan’s premier telecom and digital services provider, Telenor Pakistan has launched its mobile agriculture advisory service ‘Khushaal Zamindaar’ in Gilgit – Baltistan. Launched in collaboration with Market Development Facility (MDF), the innovative service will provide localized and customized advisory services to facilitate local farmers in ...

Read More »

Mamnoon: ‘Govt attaches great importance to socio-economic uplift of Gilgit-Baltistan’

Screen Shot 2017-08-25 at 8.37.36 AM

GILGIT: President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday said that the government attached great importance to the development and socio- economic uplift of Gilgit-Baltistan. The President said this while talking to Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafiz-ur-Rehman and the cabinet members of Gilgit-Baltistan who called on him here on Thursday. The president said that early and timely implementation of the projects under CPEC ...

Read More »

Earthquake of 4.7 magnitude jolts Gilgit

Earthquake Skardu

GILGIT  – An earthquake of 4.7 magnitudes shook Gilgit and its adjoining areas at 3 AM on Thursday. People panicked in the wee hours came out of their homes and started reciting verses from the Holy Quran. Meanwhile, no casualties and any damage to property were reported. The National Seismic Monitoring Centre said the epicenter of the earthquake was located 35 ...

Read More »

Sarfa Ranga Desert Car Rally to kick off in Skardu on Aug. 17

Screen Shot 2017-08-12 at 9.01.32 AM

SKARDU: Three days long Sarfa Ranga Desert Car Rally will start on Aug. 17 in Skardu. Spectators of the mega event will also witness a polo tournament and a boating competition in Indus River.  Local artists will also perform the local, cultural dance and entertain the audience with music at the event. In a meeting chaired by Commissioner Baltistan Division, ...

Read More »

Gilgit-Baltistan CM pays tribute to Dr. Ruth Pfau

Screen Shot 2017-08-12 at 8.53.08 AM

GILGIT: Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-Ur Rehman paid a tribute to Dr. Ruth Pfau, who died at age 87, for her meritorious service to eradicate leprosy from Gilgit-Baltistan. Hafiz Hafeez-Ur-Rehman paid a visit to the Leprosy Center in Gilgit on Friday. He announced to upgrade Gilgit Leprosy Center to a 10 beds hospital and named after Dr Ruth Pfau. He ...

Read More »

Approval for reconstruction of Raikot-Thakot section

Screen Shot 2017-08-09 at 9.18.32 AM

The federal government approved the reconstruction of raikot-thakot section of the karakoram highway under China-Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC). Official sources told Radio Pakistan that within three years 280 km long road will be built at the cost of more than Rs. 8 billion. After its completion it will boost trade and economic activities in Gilgit-Baltistan and Hazara Division. Source: The ...

Read More »

Gilgit Baltistan to get LPG Air Mix plant

Screen Shot 2017-08-09 at 9.13.45 AM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said a Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Air Mix plant would be established in Gilgit Baltistan to benefit 10,000 energy consumers. In a meeting with Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman here at the PM Office, the Prime Minister said the LPG plant would significantly reduce usage of forest wood. The ...

Read More »

MBG wins popular football league ‘GPL’ Season V 2017

Screen Shot 2017-08-06 at 6.27.08 PM

GULMIT: MBG clinched the Gulmit Premier League Season V trophy, beating Harzands 2-0. The final was played in Gulmit (Gojal, Hunza) on Sunday. Thousands of spectators watched the thrilling match between the finalists. Harzands and MBG stood out from the pool of 12 teams that played the tournament. Both teams delivered epic performances; however, MBG players demonstrated an exuberant bout ...

Read More »

PTDC plans to build 5-star hotel in Gilgit


Islamabad: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Managing Director Ch. Abdul Ghafoor Khan met Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman where he stated that pre-fabricated structure rooms will be installed and modern facilities will be introduced in PTDC motels located in GB whereas Ski Resort will be set up at Naltar for which GB government has already allotted space of ...

Read More »

Uzma Yousaf becomes first pakistani woman to scale Spantik peak

Screen Shot 2017-08-02 at 4.17.15 PM

Uzma Yousaf on Wednesday got her name written in the record books as she became first Pakistani women to climb the 7,027 metre high Spantik peak in the Spantik-Sosbun Mountains sub-range of Karakoram in Nagar Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan.  Uzma’s was joined by other mountaineers;  Wajid Ullah Nagri, Asghar Hussain and Yaseen. Also known as Golden Peak, Spantik has gained significant ...

Read More »