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HRCP lauds removal of 47 names from ATA’s 4th schedule in GB

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Press Release Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has welcomed the removal of 47 individuals’ names from a list under 4th Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act in Gilgit-Baltistan, and called for a fair hearing for those remaining on the list. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP welcomes as a positive development a recent notification ...

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NOC for foreign tourists to travel to GB not mandatory, says Ch Nisar


ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday said that condition – which was made mandatory for foreign tourists – to have No-Objection Certificate (NOC)  for visiting Gilgit-Baltistan has been lifted after holding meetings and forming consensus including with Chief Minister of the region. “However, the security clearance will be mandatory for any foreigner to set up a Non-Governmental ...

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Bilawal to address rally in Skardu on 14th

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By Meraj Alam GILGIT – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, will address a PPP rally in Skardu on May 14th. This was stated by PPP Gilgit-Baltistan chapter President Advocate Amjad here on Tuesday. He was chairing a meeting regarding the arrangement being made for PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s proposed visit to Gilgit-Baltistan on Monday. The ...

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Green Pakistan Program: Forestation underway across GB

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GILGIT: Minister Forest, Wildlife and Environment Gilgit-Baltistan Muhammad Imran says forestation is underway under Green Pakistan Program. Talking to Radio Pakistan Gilgit correspondent on Monday, he said federal government has released 270 million rupees as first installment out of 440 million rupees allocated to Gilgit Baltistan under the program. Muhammad Imran said Forest department has started implementation a number of schemes ...

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Alarming number of suicide attempts in Ghizer district

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The increasing number of suicide attempts in the Ghizer district of Gilgit Baltistan has become alarming as five more youngsters have reportedly committed suicide during last one week. This district, where literacy rate is comparatively better, has emerged as the worst district keeping in view the number of suicides during the past one decade. According to residents of the area, ...

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Polo tournament to kick off in Gilgit today

Polo match during the 2013 Jashn-e-Ghanche, Photo: Asghar Khan

March-past of polo teams will be held at Shahi Stadium in Gilgit on Sunday. Minister for Works Dr Muhammad Iqbal will be the chief Guest on the occasion. President Gilgit Baltistan Polo Association Ashraf Gul said that thirty five teams will take part in polo competition. The tournament will continue till 15th of this month. The first match will be ...

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HEC approves establishment of KIU campuses in Hunza, Diamer and Ghizer districts


GILGIT: Governor Gilgit Baltistan Mir Ghazanfar Ali has announced that the Higher Education Commission has approved the establishment of KIU campuses in Hunza, Diamer, and Ghizer districts of Gilgit-Baltistan. He made the announcement while addressing the convocation of Karakorum International University in Gilgit on Saturday. The governor said the federal government is taking steps to provide higher education facilities to students at their ...

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From Gilgit, with love

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LAHORE: Around 35 Gilgit-based entrepreneurs presented the rich culture and tradition of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) by displaying traditional handicrafts and organic products at a two-day exhibition titled ‘Made in Gilgit’, which kicked off at Alhamra Arts Council on Thursday. The purpose of the exhibition was to encourage the entrepreneurs and provide them with a direct link to consumers. The event was ...

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The dilemma of suicide and homicide in Gilgit-Baltistan

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By Asif Sakhi The prevailing suicide tendencies among youth are alarmingly increasing in GB. Four suicide cases reported within three days. Whereas, not a single case has been properly investigated to ascertain the root causes. Some incidents of honor killings have allegedly been labeled suicide incidents to evade possible legal actions against the perpetrators. It has become a social stigma ...

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Jashn-e-Baharan Polo Tournament scheduled to kick off in GB


GILGIT: The Jashn-e-Baharan Polo Tournament is all set to kick off on Saturday in Gilgit-Baltistan. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting in Gilgit on Wednesday. A total of 27 teams, including eight senior and nineteen junior polo teams, will take part in the competition.The tournament  will continue till 15th of this month. Share this:

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