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In the line of duty: G-B plans monument to honour slain SSP


The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) police decided to construct a memorial to honour SSP Hilal Ahmer who was assassinated while probing the murder of foreign mountaineers on Nanga Parbat in 2013. “The monument will be a sort of acknowledgement of the sacrifices rendered by the brave officer,” Mubarak Jan, a spokesman for G-B police told The Express Tribune on Tuesday. Jan said ...

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Govt set to convert Gilgit Baltistan into fifth province


The government has decided to convert Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) into a fifth province of Pakistan. According to Geo news, Inter-Provincial Coordination Minister Riaz Hussain Pirzadar has said that a committee headed by Special Assistant to Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz had proposed giving the status of a province to GB. The government has approved the suggestion. Pirzada added that a bill to amend ...

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Diamer district reports polio case of 2017

A fresh case of polio disease was reported on Saturday in Diamer district of Gilgit- Baltistan after a gap of six years. According to GB health department officials, the National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad, confirmed poliovirus in 14-month-old Nisar Ahmed, a resident of Thore valley of district Diamer. GB had been declared free of polio virus in 2012. An ...

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Appointments on clerical positions not based on merit in education department Hunza


Participants has claimed that the appointments on clerical positions were not held on merit.  There was political interference in the education department in the hiring. Participants were not selected according to the marks got in test. It is also been noticed that the education department has not advertised all the clerical positions. Contact basis clerks are still working on these various positions. They ...

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Utility fruit: Apricot – the agrarian lifeblood of Gilgit Baltistan


In a region devoid of any large-scale agriculture, apricot has been the biggest agrarian lifeline for residents of the mountain-locked Gilgit-Baltistan for centuries. With the arrival of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), locals are expecting a boost for their main cash crop. According to G-B Agriculture Department Director Fazlur Rehman, there are around 2.97 million apricot trees in the region, while ...

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محکمہ پولیس میں حالیہ بھرتیاں میرٹ کے خلاف کی گئی ہیں،تحریک انصاف گلگت بلتستان کے جنرل سیکرٹری فتح اللہ خان


سکردو(چیف رپورٹر)تحریک انصاف گلگت بلتستان کے جنرل سیکرٹری فتح اللہ خان نے کہا ہے کہ محکمہ پولیس میں حالیہ بھرتیاں میرٹ کے خلاف کی گئی ہیں جو12لڑکے دوڑمیں فیل ہوگئے تھے انہیں کس طرح بھرتی کیاگیا ۔کسی کو پتہ نہیں اگر ہماری باتیں غلط ہیں تو جن بارہ لڑکوں کے بارے میں شکایات سامنے آئی ہیں ان سے دوبارہ ٹیسٹ ...

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Gilgit Baltistan Youth Council (GBYC) forms new Cabinet in Karachi


Karachi based senior students and workers from Gilgit Baltistan announced the establishment of the Gilgit Baltistan Youth Council in Karachi. Professionals, Students along with senior leadership from active federating units have been made the part of new cabinet to serve the community in the year ahead. Shabbir Hussain is appointed as President, Syed Nawab vice president and Tariq Aziz Gilgiti as ...

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Recover Rs8m misappropriated by former CM


GILGIT: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in Gilgit-Baltistan has recommended that the government recover Rs8 million from the region’s former chief minister Mehdi Shah. The funds had allegedly been misappropriated during this tenure. The recommendations came during a meeting of the PAC’s sub-committee, chaired by lawmaker Muhammad Shafi, in Gilgit on Thursday. “The meeting reviewed finances for the year 2011-12 and ...

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Passenger pictures of crashed PIA flight PK-661


Following are the pictures of some of those who were onboard: Junaid Jamshed DC Chitral Osama Ahmed Warraich Ahtiramul Haq (Student of Univesity of Karachi) Salman Aisha Ahmed Mansoor Janjua Captain Saleh Janjua Sadaf Farooq Asma Adil Aly Akram Share this:

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Safe city project: Gilgit gets 285 security cameras to monitor streets


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan government has installed 285 high-resolution cameras with night vision capability throughout the city as part of the “safe city” project. The project was inaugurated just a day ahead of Ashura, considered to be one of the most sensitive days for the city. “We are happy that the project has been complete at the right time,” said ...

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