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Contrived gap between science and religion

science religion gap

By Didar Ali Geocentric and heliocentric schools of thought have played tremendous roles in the world of science and religion. Those scientists, who believed that the Earth is center of Universe ensued geocentric school of thought. Religious dons were among them. And those who believed the Sun is the center of Universe followed heliocentric school of thought. Paradoxically, Mr. Galileo ...

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GB bar association demands enforcement of Supreme Court directives in Al-Jehad Trust case


News Desk The GB Supreme Appellate Court Bar Association has reportedly passed a resolution aimed to enforce a verdict passed by the Supreme Court in 1999 in the Al-Jehad Trust versus Federation case. Under the judgment, the Supreme Court had ordered the federation to provide the people of Gilgit-Baltistan their constitutional rights within six months. During the bar association meeting ...

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Gulmit: Cliff top fall in boat basin damages vehicles, destroys cabins

Satellite image of the boat basin in Gulmit

By our correspondent An early morning cliff top fall at the boat basin in Gulmit has damaged several vehicles and wooden cabins, our correspondent said. The incident occurred before dawn at the boat basin in Gulmit, which is used by hundreds of people every day to embark boats to cross the Attabad Lake. However, at the time of the cliff ...

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Skardu: Authorities launch crackdown against power thieves

power theft in skardu

Authorities in Skardu have launched crackdown against electricity thieves, reports said Thursday. The power department officials reportedly raided Barolmo colony and Bagardo and found that 443 households out of the 600 in the area have been using power illegally. Legal notices have been served to a large number of the power thieves besides taking down their power supply lines, sources ...

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Construction of KKH in Gulmit causes environmental damage

Trees pulled out by the excavator during construction of KKH in Gulmit, Photo: Zaheer Bari

By Zaheer Bari Construction of the Karakoram Highway (KKH) in Gulmit has caused substantial environmental damage to forests as trees have been damaged by excavators and bulldozers. The construction work started in Gulmit just a week ago and by now a majority of the trees have been completely pulled out and others severely damaged. Trees on the way of the ...

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The First Satranga Youth Peace Festival comes to a colorful conclusion in Lahore

Young men from Gilgit Baltistan presented their traidtional dance during the First Satranga Youth Peace Festival

The First Satranga Youth Peace Festival concluded at the Al Hamra Hall, Mall road, Lahore late Monday. A number of colorful and informative items were presented during the festival, which was mean to promote peace, pluralism, diversity and preservation of culture. A large number of young men and women from across Gilgit-Baltistan also participated in the festival with the aim ...

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First Satranga Youth Peace Festival set for Sep. 30 – Are you ready yet?

1st satrange youth peace festival

The “First Satranga Youth Peace Festival” will be held tomorrow Sep. 30 from 4 pm to 9 pm at the Al Hamra Hall, Mall road, Lahore, according to the program organizers. A large number of young men and women from across Pakistan are expected to participate in the festival, which is aimed to promote peace, pluralism, respect for diversity and ...

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WAPDA’s powerhouse failure leaves Skardu in dark

power shortage

News Desk Breakdown in the machinery of the powerhouse of WAPDA’s phase II has left Skradu in dark, reports said Sunday. Sources suggested that it would take more than four days for the powerhouse to become operational. Phase I of the same powerhouse had already been shut down due to work at the gate of Satpara dam. The machine failure ...

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Haji Johar Ali Raki becomes uncontested president of GB Chamber of Commerce and Industries

Member of GBCC&I sitting at its head office in Gilgit, Photo: Sheri Bireno

By Sheri Bireno Haji Johar Ali Raki, a prominent businessman of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), became uncontested president of the Gilgit Baltistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (GBCC&I) after withdrawal of other presidential candidates from the run during a sitting in Gilgit on Saturday. Mr. Johar hails from Jalalabad, Gilgit. He heads the Raki traders – Importers and Exporters, based in Danyore. ...

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Undue obligation: School administration in Gilgit engages students in classroom renovation work

Students of class 9th at the Government Boys High School No. 1 Gilgit

By our reporter The school administration at the Government Boys High School No. 1 Gilgit has started forcing students to paint classroom walls themselves, instead of concentrating on their education. It is pertinent to mention here that renovation of school buildings and related tasks are clearly the duty of the school administration. Moreover, the government allocates special fund for school ...

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