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Hunza: Singaporean tourist dies of suffocation by gas heater

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Hunza: A 46-year-old Singaporean tourist died of suffocation by gas heather in Hunza on Saturday, reports said. The tourist, identified as Muneerah Banu, was found unconscious at a hotel in village Gulmit as a result of overnight use of a gas heater. She was rushed to a hospital in Aliabad for treatment; however, she could not survive. According to reports, ...

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Promoting tourism: GB government working to formulate tourism policy

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Web Desk GILGIT: Minister for Tourism, Sports, and Culture for GB Mr. Fida Khan has said  that the GB government is working to formulate a tourism policy for the promotion of tourism policy in the region. The minister made the revelation on Friday. He further said that tourist information centers would be set up in Gilgit and Skardu airports, and in all the ...

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SCO completes arrangements to provide 3G, 4G services in GB

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GILGIT: Special Communications Organization (SCO) has completed all arrangements to provide 3G and 4G services in Gilgit-Baltistan and is waiting for approval from the federal government, revealed Sector Commander SCO GB Col. Imran Ahmed Bhatti in an interview to Radio Pakistan’s Gilgit correspondent on Thursday. SCO is a telecommunications services provider that operates under the Pakistan Army to provide communication services in Azad ...

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SCO to complete Pak-China fiber optic link by June 2017

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News Desk GILGIT: The Special Communications Organization (SCO) will complete Pak-China Optical Fiber Cable project by June 2017, revealed Sector Commander SCO GB Col. Imran Ahmed Bhatti in an interview to Radio Pakistan’s Gilgit correspondent on Thursday. The work to lay the fiber optic cable is in progress; from Mansehra up north towards GB and from Khunjerab down towards Gilgit, Mr. Bhatti said. It ...

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Blackouts galore: As glaciers refreeze, power outages abound

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: People in Gilgit are angry over a spike in power shortages owing to a shortfall of seven megawatts in the region. Deputy Commissioner Hamza Salick, in a press briefing on Thursday, explained that power generation in the city had fallen from 35 megawatts to 28 megawatts because the glaciers had frozen and the flow of water in ...

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Befitting tribute: Road, auditorium named after Hasan Sadpara

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan government has decided to honour late mountaineer Hasan Sadpara by naming a road, an intersection and a college auditorium after him to formally acknowledge his achievements for the country. The decision was announced by G-B Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman as he visited Sadpara’s home in Skardu to condole his death. The 54-year-old mountaineer from Skardu, ...

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Agreement signed: Kashgar University and KIU to enhance cooperation

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GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan’s Karakoram International University (KIU) and China’s University of Kashgar signed an agreement on Sunday to increase cooperation in educational activities. The signing ceremony was held at KIU and was overseen by a delegation comprising 11 Chinese officials. KIU’s acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Arifun Nisa Naqvi and Dean of Kashgar University Chinese Languages Institute (KUCLI) signed the document “The agreement ...

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Showcasing cultural diversity: G-B’s independence day marked in capital

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ISLAMABAD: The sounds of shehnai and rabab played by musicians from Gilgit-Baltistan filled the air as a man expertly performed a traditional dance with two swords at the Lok Virsa complex on Saturday and Sunday. The performance was part of a two-day mela at the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage to celebrate the independence of Gilgit-Baltistan from the Dogra ...

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Rescue 1122 GB to regularize 190 contract-based employees

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GB emergency service Rescue 1122 is all set to regularize 190 contract-based employees from grade 1 to grade 15. The Chief Minister of GB Hafeez-ur-Rehman has already approved the summery about the regularization of the employees. According to the Chief Minister Media cell, a notification in this regard will be released soon. It is worth noting here that the contract-based employees of ...

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Government allocates 5 billion rupees to overcome power crisis in GB

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GILGIT: The federal government of Pakistan has allocated 5 billion rupees under public sector development program to overcome the power crisis in Gilgit-Baltistan. The funds will be used to generate hydro energy, said Minister Information Planning and Development Gilgit Baltistan, Iqbal Hassan. He revealed this while responding to the questions of listeners of Radio Pakistan during a live program in Gilgit. Mr. ...

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