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GBLA unanimously passes 4 resolutions


GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) unanimously passed four resolutions. In the first resolution it was demanded Skardu air port after the name of famous Mountaineer late Hassan Sadpara. In the second resolution, the assembly condemned un-provoked shelling of Indian troops across the line of control and expressed solidarity with the families of those civilian killed by the Indian troops firing. ...

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G-B assembly: Lawmakers demand LG polls next year


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) on Monday unanimously passed a resolution demanding local government elections in the region. The resolution was tabled by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Raja Jahanzeb Khan, the lone representative of the party in the GBLA. However, all members in the house accorded approval to the resolution. “It is very important to have local body ...

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Stranded for a week: Flights resume to Gilgit as ATR clears test

pia atr jet

GILGIT: Passengers waiting to fly to and fro  from Gilgit for a week, finally reached their destinations on Sunday after the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operated a regular flight  operating  a military cargo plane. A C-130 aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) flew 25 stranded passengers from Islamabad to Gilgit on Sunday. Around 80 passengers were brought to the capital ...

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Italy to bring eco-friendly tourism to G-B


ISLAMABAD: Italy plans to bring sustainable, eco-friendly tourism to the mountainous region of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B). Italian Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo, speaking at a seminar on Social Economic Environment Development (SEED) organised by Ev-K2-CNR Pakistan, on Friday said that the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP), with its scenic beauty invites tourists from all over the world. In this regard, he said the Italian ...

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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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