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Women of Upper Hunza participate in trek to honor Samina Baig

Participants of the the hike while crossing Yazyupk glacier

By Elwina The women of Upper Hunza on Sunday paid tribute to the first Pakistani woman to scale Mt. Everest,  the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 metres above sea level. A group of about 250 women- hailing from village Gulmit, Ghulkin, Hussaini and Passu- participated in a trek from village Gulmit to Borith through Ghulkin and back in ...

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Hunza – an oasis of education

Janeha Hussain memorable trip to Hunza

A few weeks ago, my family and I set out on our annual summer trip to Gilgit-Baltistan. Our destination was the uniquely beautiful valley of Hunza-Nagar. We intended to stay for three or so days in this valley, exploring the different tourist attractions such as the centuries-old forts of Altit and Baltit, the pre-historic rock carvings of Ganesh and, naturally, ...

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Preparations for Rama Festival 2013 underway

Rama Festival, Astore Valley, GB

By Nazia Jabeen Rama festival 2013 is scheduled to be held from Sep. 10 to Sep. 12, 2013, in Astore valley, a prominent and picturesque tourism spot in Gilgit-Baltistan that has in the past been used as a passageway between the state of Jammu and Kashmir and chiefdom of Gilgit. Reports say that the Chief Secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan, Yunus Dhaga, ...

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Authorities arrest mastermind behind Nanga Parbat, Chilas attacks

Pakistani security forces Image: DAWN

Web Desk The mastermind behind the Chilas attack that left dead 10 foreign tourists and their Pakistani guide at the Nanga Parbat base camp has been arrested from Thak, Chilas, reports said. Authorities said the terrorist, Qaribullah aka Hasan,is also responsible for the murder of three security officers in Chilas. He is said to be a former commander of the Chilas ...

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Poor condition of Gilgit-Nomal road leaves travelers at risk

Damaged road Photo Credit: VOH

News Desk The road that connects Gilgit with Nomal has been heavily damaged and remains in bad condition, creating difficulty for the population of Nomal and surrounding areas. Dozens of landslides over the last couple of years has reportedly deteriorated the condition of the road. Besides, relevant authorities have not paid heed to the issue, adding to the concerns of ...

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Nawaz Sharif directs authorities to link Azad Kashmir with Gilgit-Baltistan via Neelum valley


By Didar Ali The Government of Pakistan and Government of Azad Jammu Kashmir have agreed to build a road between Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan to link with Karakorum Highway (KKH). Construction of Neelum Highway will ease travelling and reduce traffic burden on KKH, source said. On his recent visit to Neelum valley (AJK), PM Nawaz Sharif instructed authorities to conduct ...

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Guns and roses

Antigun Sculpture at the UN

            By Didar Ali Don’t get me wrong!! I am not keen to talk about the Los Angeles based American hard rock band, Guns N’ Roses of 80’s; neither even interested to know the whole lot story about selecting this name for their group. For me there is a sensitive issue which relates to my ...

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GBLA delegation meets President Zardari

CM GB Mehdi Shah

Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister, Syed Mehdi Shah, led some members of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) in a meeting with President, Asif Ali Zardari, in Islamabad on Monday. Reports say that besides the chief minister, the GBLA delegation consisted of Wazir Baig, Muhammad Jaffar, Musa, Muhammad Ali Akhtar, Ali Maddad Shah, Engr.  Ismail, Nasir Khan, Sheikh Nisar and Aftab Hayder. Mr. ...

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Why Pervez Musharraf is Chitral’s hero

Why Pervez Musharraf is Chitral’s hero

BY: Anis Ur Rehman Despite the boycott of the 2013 general elections by the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), the party managed to get two seats (one national and one provincial) from the constituency of Chitral under special permission to contest the elections from its party’s president, Pervez Musharraf. This victory for the APML in Chitral proved yet another time that ...

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Potential MD of NATCO demands Rs. 10 lack monthly salary, two vehicles, loads of perks


The potential managing director (MD) of Northern Areas Transport Corporation (NATCO) has demanded a million rupees (Rs. 10 lack) as monthly salary, at least two vehicles for personal use besides a number of other perks from the government of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), reports said Saturday. The demands made by Col. (Retd.) Maqbool, who has been nominated for the highly desired, vetted ...

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