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Ground Breaking of $44 Million Pak-China Fiber Optic Cable Today

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is today scheduled to perform the ground breaking of Pakistan-China Optical Fiber Cable Project, which is part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This $44 million fiber optic cable is being laid between Pakistan and China and it will become another high-speed international connection to cater to the rapidly growing Internet traffic needs of Pakistan. ...

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Verdict: Petition against dry port trust chairperson dismissed


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan’s Supreme Appellate Court dismissed a petition against Sost Dry Port Trust Chairperson Zafar Iqbal and allowed him to continue to hold the post. The petition was filed by Chinese staffers at Sost Dry Port, which is partially managed by Sinotrans, a Chinese company. “The decision was handed down by the chief judge, Justice Rana Muhammad Shamim, ...

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Missing boy found dead


CHITRAL: The 12-year-old boy who went missing from Denin on May 12th, was found dead near the town Wednesday. Maqbool Ahmed, son of Zar Muhammad, went out of his home and did not return. His father said his son was mentally disturbed and wandered around whenever he went out instead of returning home. Child Protection Unit Chitral’s official Imran Uddin ...

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Gilgit gets facelift ahead of PM Nawaz Sharif’s visit

Carpeting of road under way in Gilgit. PHOTO: EXPRESS

By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Renovation work started on the dilapidated roads of Gilgit city on Tuesday to prepare for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s scheduled visit to Gilgit-Baltistan. Officials of the works department initiated the task from Jutial by carpeting the damaged roads. Markets have also been cleaned and speed breakers have been painted to give Gilgit a facelift. Tanvir Ahmed, a ...

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Missing man’s alleged killer held after 14 months


BOONI: The police in Booni on Monday claimed to have arrested a young man for allegedly killing his friend belonging to the Charun village. Bahadar Ullah, 20, son of Mir Afsar Khan of Charun, mysteriously went missing on March 29, 2015. As there was no breakthrough in the case and police did not find a clue to the missing man, ...

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This viral GIF will force you to think about climate change

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With researchers trying different means to create awareness about climate change, one scientist has found an ingenious way to communicate the seriousness of the issue using a startling animation which has gone viral since it first made an appearance on social media on Tuesday. Ed Hawkins, professor at the University of Reading in the UK, has created a GIF using data ...

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Agreement reached: Harban tribe in Kohistan pardons assailants


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The Harban tribe in Kohistan has pardoned the assailants who had killed four men over a land dispute near Diamer-Bhasha Dam two years ago. The goodwill gesture came a day after a top cleric from Gilgit brokered a truce. In February 2014, five people lost their lives and several others were injured during armed clashes between the ...

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Major William Alexander Brown,MBE,Sitara e Pakistan-British Scot Leader of Gilgit Rebellion


Major William Alexander Brown,MBE,Sitara e Pakistan-British Scot Leader of Gilgit Rebellion   Major Agha.H.Amin (Retired) , Armoured Corps About the Author Agha H. Amin , Retired Tank corps major who served in five tank regiments and commanded an independent tank squadron and served in various staff , instructional and research assignments. Presently heads think tank Centre for Study of Intelligence ...

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Cleric brokers truce between Kohistan, Chilas tribes


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: As a potential clash was looming large over a strip of land near Diamer-Bhasha Dam, top cleric Qazi Nisar on Sunday brokered a truce between tribes in Kohistan and Chilas. The cleric was invited by a jirga in Diamer as he wielded much influence over people living in Diamer and Kohistan, said Mehtab Khan, a resident of ...

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No cash flow: Gilgit faces shortage of smaller denomination notes

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The Gilgit branch of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has not received smaller denominations of currency notes since December 2015. This has created a dearth of cash flow in the markets and negatively impacted businesses in the region. Officials privy to the development have said airlines have refused to transport boxes of cash. This is primarily because ...

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