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After 10 years: PTDC set to reopen Satpara Lake motel


ISLAMABAD: After nearly a decade, Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) has decided to reopen its motel at Satpara Lake in Skardu. The popular resort has been shut nearly for 10 years due to the construction of the Satpara dam. “Soon the motel would become functional for tourists,” PTDC Managing Director Abdul Ghafoor told APP. The corporation was making efforts to reopen ...

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CPEC project: PPP vows to protect land of G-B locals


GILGIT: Pakistan Peoples Party Thursday vowed to launch a movement to ‘protect’ the land of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) which could be “illegally” snapped up for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “Under the law, the land belongs to locals, but the government does not recognise that,” said PPP G-B President Amjad Hussain. He was referring to some land allotted for the CPEC project ...

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No cars allowed in Skardu airport parking lot over terror threat


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Authorities have decided to ban the entry of cars into the parking lot of Skardu Airport owing to security threats. “No car is allowed to be park inside the airport as part of security,” an official privy to the developments told The Express Tribune on Tuesday. “The decision will remain effective till November,” said the official, requesting ...

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Your Kids Are Getting Addicted and You Don’t Even Know It


Tech-addiction is a very real thing. It affects a lot of people across the world and many studies have been conducted on it. Nowadays many parents expose their kids to these handheld gizmos, unaware that this may have untold consequences on their children’s psychology down the road. We take a look at how serious it is. The Tech Addiction The ...

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JUI-F Senator held accountable for vandalising Karakoram Highway with graffiti


HUNZA: Senator Muhammad Talha Mahmood from Jamiat-ul-Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) was held accountable for spoiling the natural landscape in the northern areas of Pakistan on social media. An account on Facebook named Hunza On Foot posted a picture of the Karakoram Highway where on a boulder, the name of the Senator was painted in red. Demanding to know why and what gave ...

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On the verge of extinction: Warmer temperatures threaten snow leopards


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: As climate change pushes average temperatures up, snow leopards in the northern areas are facing an existential crisis – there are far fewer places left for them to live. Coupled with fast spreading human population, the cats are under dual treat from the environment and human beings. “The cat is precious and its survival is in the ...

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India spent money to spoil KBD project: GB CM

CM Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz hafeex ur rehman

Says construction of Karakoram Highway brought about significant change in region; false propaganda being fanned against CPEC; addresses GB students at PU LAHORE: Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman has said that false propaganda is being fanned against China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) while people of Gilgit-Baltistan know that they were living in the Stone Age before the construction of ...

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Kohistan and G-B: Tribal elders settle boundary dispute

Snowfall in Kohistan

ABBOTTABAD: People living on the borders of Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in the Kohistan district have finally buried the hatchet resolving their decade long dispute over a stretch of land between the two regions. Family members of the seven people who died and 11 who were injured in a 2014 clash in the region also publicly pardoned those who had caused the ...

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CPEC benefits: Chinese language course starts at KIU


GILGIT: Karakoram International University (KIU) has started a month-long Chinese language course at its campus in Gilgit. The course begins just as work on the multi-billion rupee China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project (CPEC) gets underway, opening up prospects for income generation. “The course has just been started. In the first phase, 70 students have been registered,” university spokesperson Shahid Shigri told The ...

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Food insecurity: Why should we grow crops, ask Gilgit farmers

Research:Agriculture in Northern Areas

By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: While sprawling buildings and urbanisation may have left little land for farming in Gilgit city, provision of wheat on subsidised prices has dealt a double blow to agriculture in the mountainous Giglit-Baltistan region which is fast losing its breadbaskets. The region, where hardly two per cent of land is arable but has a teeming population of over ...

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