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PIA resumes flight operations to Gilgit


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines has resumed flight operations to Gilgit; however, the national carrier will use a C-130 aircraft to facilitate flyers, instead of ATRs.  According to PIA, it has acquired the services of a C-130 aircraft from the Pakistan Air Force to carry out the flight operations to Gilgit. Reports said the decision was made on the orders of the federal ...

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DG SCO: ‘We are ready to launch 3G, 4G internet services in GB’


GILGIT: The Director General of the Special Communications Organization, Amir Azim Bajawa, has announced that SCO is ready to start 3G and 4G Internet services in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). “SCO is ready to provide 3G and 4G Internet facility to the people and waiting for approval of the government,” Bajwa revealed during the launching ceremony of the new logo of SCO ...

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Broghil valley: Yak attack!


High up in the mountains is another world entirely. Protected by towering peaks are unique ecosystems and otherworldly geographical features. And here too are the isolated and fascinating cultures, which we only glimpse in pictures in travelogues. A view of yak polo match The Broghil valley, situated about 250km from Chitral, is one such place. Its extended glaciers, incredible wildlife, ...

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International Mountain Day: The mountains that provide sustenance for a nation

wheat in gilgit baltistan

By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: For the 60 years of his life, the mountains have provided for Ghulam Din, just as they have done for his ancestors before him for centuries. Sitting in the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountain range on International Mountain Day, Din recalls the time he spent in the mountains with his parents. “I used to run up ...

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Skardu likely to get cardiology centre at Gilgit-Baltistan University


ISLAMABAD: Gilgit-Baltistan is likely to get a new cardiology centre so that people suffering from heart ailments do not have to travel far to seek treatment. An official of the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan said on Thursday that the cardiology centre would soon be set up at the G-B University in Skardu. Apart from alleviating the sufferings of people ...

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Remembering Deputy Commissioner Osama Warraich — a champion for Chitral’s welfare


FAHIM ZAMAN We first met Osama Ahmed Warraich, deputy commissioner Chitral, in his office around 8.30pm on Nov 26, 2015. While talking to us, he continued signing compensation checks for Rs200,000 each for the affectees of the Oct 26 earthquake. A young DMG officer of 37 Common, Osama graduated from the civil services academy in 2010. He joined the KPK ...

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PIA flight PK-661 crashes on Chitral-Islamabad route


A Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-661 crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday, Radio Pakistan reported. There are more than 40 passengers on board the plane. Singer-cum-evangelist Junaid Jamshed was allegedly on board the plane, according to media reports. Army troops and army helicopters have been mobilised to a site near Havelian, Inter-Services Public Relations said. District ...

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Islamabad-bound PIA aircraft ‘crashes’ near Abbottabad

pia atr jet

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight travelling to Islamabad from Chitral has reportedly crashed near Abbottabad, Express News reported Wednesday. According to initial reports, there were 47 passengers on board the plane. A PIA spokesperson told AFP, flight PK-661 had disappeared from the air control radar. Share this:

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GB Government approves housing scheme

hafeez ur rehman with nawaz sharif

GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan government has approved a housing society scheme, reports said on Tuesday. The scheme’s goal is to provide houses to low income employees. Named as the Chief Minister Housing Scheme, the project was given a go-ahead at a meeting presided over by GB Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman in Gilgit. Mr. Hafeez directed that housing plots may be arranged for the ...

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GB government to establish ‘Youth Affairs Department’

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GILGIT: GB Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman has said that the government is setting up a separate ‘Youth Affairs Department’ to work for the development of the younger generation of Gilgit-Baltistan. Talking to a delegation in Gilgit, the chief minister said the GB government is determined to enhance the skills of the youth and create employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for them. He ...

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