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Indigenous altruism evolution from monarchic to democratic in Hunza

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By Muhammad Panah, Hunza It is important to discuss the two system of governance (monarchic and democratic) and narrate its humanity and dignity aspects in the social and religious context. It is my faithful intention to make short review of Hunza tyrannic governing system, who never seen such system neither remained part of same system. The communities are living under horrific ...

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KMBL opens branches in Gilgit-Baltistan

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GILGIT: Khushhali Microfinance Bank Limited (KMBL) has announced the opening of new branches in Gilgit-Baltistan. The branches in Gahkuch and Gilgit were recently inaugurated, whereas a third branch is being established in Hunza. “The launch of these branches is in line with the bank’s commitment to further expand its geographic spread as the pioneer microfinance bank of Pakistan,” a statement ...

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Gilgit: Court sends man to prison for domestic violence

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GILGIT: A man found guilty of physically abusing his wife was sent to prison for two months. Executive Magistrate Gilgit Asghar Khan announced the judgment after listening to the complainant and the defendant. The plaintiff (name withheld for privacy) had registered a case again her husband, accusing him of physically abusing her on a regular basis. The court summoned her ...

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USAID & CEENA Health & Welfare Services build links with health sector for children’s welfare

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Gilgit, Wednesday June 14: Doctors and other health professionals have a vital role to play in the improvement of physical and psychological health of vulnerable children in Gilgit-Baltistan. This was emphasized in an advocacy session held at the Grand Continental Hotel by CEENA Health & Welfare Services with medical professionals as part of its USAID Small Grants Ambassador’s Fund Program-supported ...

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GB’s outlay budget of over 54 billion rupees presented in GBLA

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GILGIT: Gilgit Baltistan’s budget for the next fiscal year with a total outlay of over 54 billion rupees has been presented in the GBLA. Presenting the budget on Wednesday afternoon, Minister Finance Muhammad Akbar Taban said in the budget 28.2 billion rupees has been proposed for non-development and 18.3 billion rupees for development expenditures. He said a record increase in the ...

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Pakistan eyes 2018 start for China-funded Diamer-Bhasha dam

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By Reuters ISLAMABAD: Pakistan expects China to fund a long-delayed Indus river mega dam project in Gilgit-Baltistan with work beginning next year, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said in an interview with Reuters. Pakistan has been keen for years to build a cascade of mega dams along the Indus flowing down from the Himalayas, but has struggled ...

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Ahsan Iqbal emphasizes the need for establishing software park in Gilgit-Baltistan

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ISLAMABAD: Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal has emphasized the need for setting up a software park in Gilgit-Baltistan. Mr. Iqbal hinted at establishing the software park in GB during a meeting of the Central Development Working Party (CDWP). He said the fibre optic cable project, which had been initiated with the cooperation of China, would be completed this year. It will ...

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SCO to establish technical training institute in Gilgit

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GILGIT: The Special Communications Organisation (SCO) is all set to establish a technical training institute in Gilgit. The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has already approved a budget of Rs. 100 million for SCO to establish the institute. The project has been designed to impart skills training to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. The key performance indicators of the project include development ...

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Gilgit to get expo center and auditoriums

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GILGIT: The GB government has decided to establish an expos center in Gilgit, besides setting up auditoriums in each district of GB. For the expo center, a budget of 250 million rupees has already been allocated. The announcement for setting up the expo center and auditoriums were made by the Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman.  He has said the projects ...

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CDWP clears Rs32.3b project for road upgrade

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ISLAMABAD: The government cleared Rs62 billion worth of seven new development projects including a scheme for the widening and upgrading of Jaglot-Skardu road at an estimated cost of Rs32.3 billion. Headed by Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal, the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) endorsed these projects. Four of them will be placed before the Executive Committee of National Economic Council ...

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