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Nawaz Sharif will never understand Chitral


By Saifuddin Saif My optimism nosedived when I watched the PM’s speech in Chitral today. This is the second time Mr. Nawaz Sharif came to Chitral without being properly briefed about the people, its culture and the high standards of education. The PM asked my fellow brethren whether they understood Urdu? Someone should have told him beforehand that Chitral has ...

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Pak China Optic Fiber Cable Project Would Be Completed By June 2018

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Islamabad: 820-kilometer long Pak-China optic fiber cable project from Rawalpindi to Khunjerab would be completed at a cost of US$ 44 million by June 2018. After the completion of this project of Information Technology (IT) under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) the trade corridor would change into a digital corridor. This project is being completed in collaboration between China’s ...

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Planning minister promises SEZ for G-B region


ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday reassured that a special economic zone would be established in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) after it initially ignored the region in its planning for the execution of the $46 billion project. In the first phase, special economic zones would be established in all the provinces including G-B and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, ...

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UBUNTU-‘I am because we are!


By Amjad Ali I am happy to see you all read my blog again after quite a long break. Breaks are important to take as they refresh us and fill us with new energies and ideas. The day I left for my home town Hunza, Pakistan, I made a commitment with myself not to write on these vacation days; instead, ...

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Two American mountaineers missing in northern Pakistan

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By Shaiq Hussain ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Two American mountaineers have gone missing in northern Pakistan, more than 10 days after they set off to climb one of the steepest peaks in the region’s Karakoram range. Officials said bad weather is hampering rescue efforts. The Alpine Club of Pakistan announced Thursday that Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster, both reported to be ...

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Representatives of mountainous cities come together to tackle rising air pollution


Press Release Policy makers, experts, and practitioners from Asia and Latin America met to discuss the challenges and available tools for managing air quality in mountainous cities at a session held on the side lines of the 17th IUAPPA World Clean Air Congress and 9th CAA Better Air Quality Conference in Busan, Korea. The conference is taking place from 29 August to 2 September 2016. ...

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Modi’s Gilgit-Baltistan remark draws a withering rebuke

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By Shahbaz Rana GILGIT: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) was a manifestation of growing Indian frustration over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the strategic initiative that has isolated India in the region, said Chief Minister of the region Hafeezur Rehman Tuesday. The chief minister was speaking at a CPEC seminar organised by the special region’s government to give ...

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Mushahid Hussain: ‘CPEC to bring prosperity in GB and Balochistan’

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Gilgit: Chairman Parliamentary Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor Mushahid Hussain has said the CPEC will bring prosperity in Gilgit Baltistan and Balochistan besides other parts of the country. However, he didn’t explain how CPEC will bring prosperity in GB. Addressing a summit on CPEC in Gilgit on Wednesday, he said China is a time tested friend of Pakistan which ...

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Modi’s remarks on Gilgit-Baltistan shows frustration over CPEC: G-B CM

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By Shahbaz Rana GILGIT: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) was a manifestation of growing Indian frustration over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the Chinese strategic initiative that has isolated India in the region, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafeezur Rehman said on Wednesday. “India feels isolated in the region after CPEC was launched as part of greater One Belt One ...

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Former IG Gilgit passes away

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GILGIT: Former Inspector General (IG) of Police Gilgit Khurshid Alam has passed away after a cardio-vascular arrest, hospital sources confirmed on Tuesday. The deceased suffered from a health complication while playing tennis in Malak Saad Police Lines, following which he was taken to the Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar. Doctors pronounced him dead shortly after his arrival. Alam, a brother of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s ...

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