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Police vehicle attacked in Sakwar-Gilgit

Police vehicle attacked in Sakwar-Gilgit

GILGIT: A policeman was killed and another injured as armed men ambushed their vehicle in Sakwar, Gilgit-Baltistan on Sunday. The police officials were going towards the police training centre when the incident occurred, said the Jutial police. Constables Bilal and Sher Bahadur were rushed to a government hospital where doctors operated upon them. Bahadur, however, could not survive. “The condition of ...

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Research: Agriculture in Northern Areas

Research:Agriculture in Northern Areas

Sarhad J. Agric. Vol.24, No.4, 2008 IMPACT OF AGRICULTURAL CREDIT ON FARM PRODUCTIVITY AND INCOME OF FARMERS IN MOUNTAINOUS AGRICULTURE IN NORTHERN PAKISTAN: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED VILLAGES IN DISTRICT CHITRAL MIR KALAN SHAH*, HUMAYUN KHAN*, JEHANZEB** and ZALAKAT KHAN** * Institute of Development Studies, NWFP Agricultural University Peshawar – Pakistan ** Department of Economics, University of Peshawar, Peshawar ...

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“If a girl can climb a mountain, there is nothing she cannot do”

“If a girl can climb a mountain, there is nothing she cannot do”

Overcoming the towers of hardships, taking one step after another with determination, a fragile woman belonging to a small village, named Shimshal, in Hunza valley touched new horizons with her will power and motivation. That woman was no other than Samina Baig – the first Pakistani female mountaineer to climb the Mount Everest. Presented by Black Box Sounds, Agli Rut Ki ...

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GBLA members protest over illegal recruitments in PWD

GBLA

By Qasim Ali Gilgit: Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) members protested over illegal recruitments in the Power and Works Department (PWD) during the assembly’s session Thursday, reports said. A report by the standing committee for construction reportedly prompted the protests. The assembly members have demanded that rules recommended by the standing committee for the hiring on the different posts in the ...

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Dr. Sher Bahadur Anjum frontrunner for GB governor slot

Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s close friend Dr. Sher Bahadur Anjum is reported to be the likely victor for the position of Giligit-Baltistan’s governor. According to a source well informed about the PM’s contemplations, Bahadur recently communicated his desire to become governor of GB to his close friend Mr. Sharif. Dr. Bahadur, who was one of the closest associates of the ...

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GB Governor applauds PM’s speech as Islamabad prepares to sack him

karam ali shah

Governor Gilgit-Baltistan, Pir Karam Ali Shah, has said that the recent televised address of Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has “lifted our spirits.” He expressed the views during a meeting with the Federal Minister of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, Ch. Muhammad Barjees Tahir, at his office in Islamabad. Mr. Shah, who was appointed as governor of GB under the government ...

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Gojal: The AKSJBG will train members of newly formed Nasir-e-Khisraw Pipe Band

Aga Khan Silver Jubilee Band Gulmit

By Qasim Ali The Aga Khan Silver Jubilee Band Gulmit (AKSJBG) will provide training to the newly started pipe band in Upper-Gojal, named Nasir-e-Khisraw Pipe Band. A team of the AKSJBG, which has over the years won dozens of accolades for its best performance, visited Sost on Monday to participate in the opening ceremony of the newly formed band. The ...

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Shigar: Outbreak of diarrhea leaves dead seven people

Gilgit baltistan map

Web Desk An outbreak of diarrhea in Shigar valley has left dead at least seven people, reports said. Another 150 people are said to be suffering from the disease and have reportedly been hospitalized. In the wake of rise in the cases of diarrhea, health officials have imposed a state of emergency in all public dispensaries and hospitals in the ...

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The drumbeat – A psychological analysis

Hunza local dance

By Didar Ali “One good thing about music is, when it hits you, you feel no pain” Bob Marley Music has remained a major source to express ones inner feelings; through instruments, composition, performance, art, fine art, sounds or silence. It has never been a confused or controversial phenomenon as its in today’s world, especially among religious and scientific school ...

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GB government cancels Shandur Polo Festival

Shandur Polo Festival

The government of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) has cancelled the famous Shandur Polo Festival this year in light of the damages caused by the recent flooding in the region, reports said. The decision follows all the holdups and considerations concerning the festival that has attracted thousands of foreign tourists to Chitral in the past. “This has been officially decided and the festival ...

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