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SCO to extend DSL service to Gojal Valley within 2 weeks

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GULMIT: The Director General of Special Communications Organization (SCO) Amir Azim Bajawa visited Gulmit on Wednesday where he announced that SCO will extend its DSL service to Gojal Valley within two weeks. Mr. Bajwa was invited to Gulmit by the Gulmit Organization for Local Development (GOLD). The offficials of GOLD had requested SCO to start DSL service in the valley. It ...

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Hunza Valley faces solid waste issues

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HUNZA: The people of Ganish, one of the oldest settlements recorded along the Silk Route, have offered an area for solid waste dumping site, the head of district administration in Hunza told a seminar on Monday. “We thank the Ganish community for providing solid waste dumping area,” Deputy Commissioner Hunza Samiullah Farooq told the seminar attended by officials of the ...

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The pioneer of Siachen: Pakistan loses its silent hero ‘Chacha Abdu’

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SKARDU- Abdul Rehman, the pioneer of Siachin, has breathed his last in the mountainous region of Gilgit-Baltistan. Even though Abdul Rehman remained fully active in helping Army and people of his region throughout his life, many of us don’t know much about this hero of Pakistan. Known as Chacha Abdu to most of the soldiers and locals, Rehman was decorated ...

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Gojal: Inspector Customs dies of apparent heart attack

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Sost: Inspector Customs Syed Ali Hussain Shah was found dead in his room on Tuesday. Initial reports said Mr. Shah, who was a resident of Attock and posted in Sost, has died of an apparent heart attack. The deceased had reportedly survived a heart attack a few days ago. Sources privy to the incident said Mr. Shah was also suffering from ...

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Shah Gul Aziz, a feted polo player of his time, passes away in Gumit

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GULMIT: Senior Lumbardar Shah Gul Aziz passed away in his hometown Gulmit, Gojal this morning. Besides being an acclaimed social worker, activist, and volunteer, the deceased was one of the finest polo players of his time. He played for Gilgit Police, NLI and other teams at Shandur. Team Mountain TV extends its deepest condolence to the family of the deceased. ...

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Urban Unit Lahore provides technical assistance to Gilgit Development Authority

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GILGIT: A team of experts from Urban Unit Lahore is providing technical assistance to Gilgit Development Authority (GDA), which is in dire need of capacity building. The team arrived in Gilgit on April 1. Officials of GDA briefed the team about the ongoing development projects and sought their expertise. The experts visited different areas around the city to see the ...

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Welcoming spring: Traditional G-B tunes celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity

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ISLAMABAD: With traditional music from Gilgit-Baltistan filling the cool Islamabad air, the notes were at odds with the setting of Australian flags all around. But that was precisely the message which the Australian High Commission wished to convey, the cultural diversity that the country had to offer as it celebrated the Australia Day in Spring 2017. The colourful, cultural evening at ...

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Constitutional status: AJK has consented to granting G-B province status

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GILGIT: In what appears to be a push to get over the final hurdle, Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman claimed on Sunday that leadership of Azad Jammu and Kashmir had consented to the idea of granting constitutional status to G-B. Rehman’s comments came days after Indian media created hype quoting certain Kashmiri leaders who are opposed to changing G-B’s constitutional ...

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Climate Change Bill Enacted in Pakistan

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AMIN YUSUFZAI Senate passed on Friday the Pakistan Climate Change Bill into law in its sitting, paving the way for strengthening the country’s institutional ability and propping up efforts to cope with delirious impacts of climate change on various socio-economic sectors, particularly agriculture, water and health. The Federal Minister for Climate Change and Law & Justice, Senator Zahid Hamid, introduced ...

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Kashmir separatists warn Pakistan against ‘annexing’ Gilgit-Baltistan

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Kashmir’s separatist leadership on Friday flayed a reported proposal by Pakistan to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth province, and asked it to desist from embarking on a needless “adventure of annexation”. Both moderate and hardline separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, issued a joint statement terming any proposal to declare Giglit-Baltistan as the ...

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