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Human rights in GB: HRCP takes federal government to task


Asma demands region’s integration into Pakistan, points out weaknesses in self-governance order ‘No separatists in GB, only movement to recognise their territory as part of Pakistan’ The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Friday launched a fact-finding report on Gilgit-Baltistan, recommending provisional constitutional status that will lead to a permanent provincial status to the region. Addressing the launching ceremony ...

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Five years on: Gilgit court sentences target killer to death

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GILGIT: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Gilgit handed the death penalty to a man who was involved in a murder which triggered large-scale sectarian violence in the region five years ago. ATC awarded death penalty to Hidayat Hussain while Imran Hussain was sentenced to 27 years jail. The judge also imposed a fine of Rs0.4 million on each of the convicts. ...

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G-B folk singers perform in UAE

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Folk singers from Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) enthralled their compatriots this week in the United Arab Emirates as they showcased their musical talent. The musical show which was held in Dubai last Friday was the first of its kind in the country where a sizable diaspora from G-B has settled. At least 1,000 people witnessed the show in an ...

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In Gojal, two goats were used to lure snow leopard on prowl

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: As a snow leopard went on a rampage in Gojal valley killing dozens of livestock and terrorising the residents, the locals gathered to lay down an elaborate trap to snare the wildcat. The cat was finally caught four days ago after hectic efforts before being safely released into the Khunjerab National Park on Friday. The trap Residents ...

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G-B lawmaker Muhammad Ali Sheikh passes away


GILGIT: Muhammad Ali Sheikh, a lawmaker in the Gilgit-Baltistan legislative assembly, passed away Sunday morning. Family members said Sheikh was taken to a hospital after he suffered a heart attack, where he breathed his last. The 50-year-old belonged to Nagar district of G-B, and was a senior member of Islami Tehreek Pakistan. His funeral prayers, offered in the main Imamia mosque, ...

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COAS visits Gilgit, Siachin

#COAS visited Siachin.”Despite facing internal security challenges, we are fully prep for effective response to perpetual threat from East”. pic.twitter.com/3cssZL3Kzr — Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 23, 2017 Share this:

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Justice done: Bank manager’s murderer sentenced to death


GILGIT: A Gilgit anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday sentenced a man to death for killing a bank manager in the region. Two others involved in the crime were handed life terms by Justice Raja Shehbaz Khan during the hearing on Tuesday. Tauqeer Abbas, a bank manager and the son of senior journalist Zafar Paul, had been murdered in Jutial area of ...

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Security concerns: PM’s visit to Gilgit postponed, again

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GILGIT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Gilgit-Baltistan, scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed on Monday, apparently due to security concerns, government officials said. Nawaz had already postponed a visit scheduled to the region earlier this month owing to inclement weather in Gilgit, the gateway to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The prime minister was due to fly to Gilgit on Tuesday ...

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Nabbing terrorists: Gilgit-Baltistan police rewarded

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GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan government Saturday distributed cash awards among police officials who had arrested wanted terrorists. The awards were given at a ceremony attended by Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Zafar Iqbal Awan at Chinar Bagh in Gilgit. City police SHO Zahoor Ahmed and four of his team members were awarded Rs125,000 each for arresting Ikramullah, ...

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Recover Rs8m misappropriated by former CM

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in Gilgit-Baltistan has recommended that the government recover Rs8 million from the region’s former chief minister Mehdi Shah. The funds had allegedly been misappropriated during this tenure. The recommendations came during a meeting of the PAC’s sub-committee, chaired by lawmaker Muhammad Shafi, in Gilgit on Thursday. “The meeting reviewed finances for the ...

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