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Delay in distribution of relief items creates anxiety among Attabad landslide affectees

Relief items for the Attabad landslide affectees reached Khunjerav some weeks ago. Photo: Adil Shah

News Desk Distribution of relief goods received some weeks ago from the government of China for the affectees of the Attabad landslide disaster has been put on hold, prompting concerns among the beneficiaries. A number of commentators from Upper Hunza alleged that the government authorities handling the relief items are using delaying tactics for mass misappropriation. They also fear wide ...

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Jashn-e-Ghanche 2013 concludes in Khaplu

Sword dance during Jashn-e-Ghanche, Photo: Asghar Khan

News Desk Jashn-e-Ghanche, sponsored by the Gilgit-Baltistan tourism department and organized by local non-profit organizations, concluded in Khaplu, Tuesday. According to reports, hundreds of people attended the festival’s closing ceremony, including domestic and foreign tourists, public figures and government representatives. A number of traditional items added colour to the event, including traditional dances, sword dance, folk songs and satires. Polo ...

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A Garden in Shigar

A Garden in Shigar

Nusrat, Khezran, Zakia, Asiya and Sajida are five young women from the scenic Shigar Valley in the mountainous northern areas of Pakistan. As interns with the Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP), their project is to landscape the Abruzzi secondary school’s garden in the village of Sainkhor, Shigar, Baltistan. Tahereh,­­­­ their guide and mentor, has come all the way from ...

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Man on bicycle reaches Lahore from Khunjerav

Lahoris welcome cyclist Khawar Hussain

News Desk Mr. Khawar Hussain started his bicycle tour, dubbed Destination Pakistan, from Khunjerav and reached Lahore on Tuesday. Dozens of people welcomed Mr. Khawar, a resident of Faisalabad, in Lahore. The cyclist, who was set to continue his bicycle tour to Karachi from Lahore, told reporters that the reason for his Khunjerav-Karachi bicycle tour is to show the world ...

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The Italian Science and Cooperation at the Shadow of K2 enters second day

The Italian Science and Cooperation at the Shadow of K2

News Desk The event ‘The Italian Science and Cooperation at the Shadow of K2’ has entered its second day at the Pakistan National Council of Arts’ (PNCA’s) National Art Gallery, Islamabad. Hundreds of people attended inauguration of the event on Monday. Samina Baig, the first Pakistani woman to scale Mt. Everest, inaugurated the event. Reports say that the four-day long ...

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They don’t like Chinese anymore…….!!!!

Made in china

By Didar Ali After 1999 it’s my longest stay here at my beautiful hometown, Gulmit, because normally I used to visit my family for short time. It has been quite long and I can notice many changes in social circle as well as in geographical structure of my village. Habitually I prefer to sit with old aged villagers during my ...

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Diamer: Contractors receive multiple funding, stall development projects

A road in Chilas

Web Desk Contractors have left several development projects incomplete in Diamer district despite receiving multiple funding from the government of Gilgti-Baltistan (GB), reports said Monday. The district’s people complain that the government of GB has not taken any concrete action against the contractors.They had demanded independent inquiry into the matter multiple time, but in vain. According to sources, funds were ...

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AKYSB’s Josh Games 2013 kick starts in Gilgit

2013 Josh Games

News Desk The long-awaited Josh Games 2013 kicked off on Sunday at the Shah Karim hostel’s ground in Gilgit, reports said.  Prominent scholar Mr. Fida Ali lit the 2013 Josh Games torch to inaugurate the event, which has grown popular among the youth over the years since its inception by the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board (AKYSB) in 2008. ...

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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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