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Gilgit: District authorities remove wall chalking welcoming ISIS (Daish)

isis in gilgit

By our reporter: A day after a chalking welcoming the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) appeared on the wall of a government colony in Konodas, Gilgit, district authorities apparently came into action and removed the message on Saturday. Authorities did not comment on the wall chalking and it has yet to be determined if investigators are probing the ...

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Children of Gilgit take to the streets to protest against molestation, murder of Hasnain

children protest against hasnain child sex abuse and murder case in chigit

By our reporter Hundreds of children took to the streets in Gilgit on Saturday, protesting against the molestation and brutal murder of 8-year-old Hasnain the previous week. The protestors demanded justice for Hasnain and strict action against the culprits. The children of Barmas, Hospital Colony and Abbas Town started the demonstration, which started from Hospital Chowk and ended outside the ...

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The chief secretary Gilgit-Baltistan approves the extension project of Ghizer road

(Gilgit) The chief secretary Gilgit-Baltistan, Mr. Sikandar Sultan Raja has approved the extension of the Ghizer road. Tenders of the project will be announced in the last week of December 2014. The Gilgit-Baltistan government has allocated PKR 20 crore for the project. Mr. Raja said that the road will be extended to 16ft from Biyarchi where the jurisdiction of Ghizer ...

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Gilgit-Skardu road extension to start soon says Nawaz Sharif

  (London) The prime minister of Pakistan has assured that the project of Gilgit-Skardu road extension will be initiated very soon. “The appalling situations in the country diverted our attention from Gilgit-Baltistan,” admitted the prime minister. “Otherwise, Gilgit-Baltistan is a second home to me.” Mr. Sharif said that the federal government will take actively participations in the upcoming elections of ...

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Marco Polo in reverse: China pledges $40bn for new Silk Road

Source: RT Beijing says it will spend $40 billion to revive the historic Silk Road and connect China with Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe – but this time, China will be the global power flexing its economic muscles. Chinese President Xi Jinping said the ambitious project is designed to “break the connectivity bottleneck” in Asia, state media quoted him as ...

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Serena Hotels Pakistan celebrates World Responsible Tourism Day at Attabad Lake

world responsible tourism day

News Release Serena Hotels celebrated World Responsible Tourism Day today on 5th November 2014, as an “Official Supporter of World Travel Market (WTM) supported by UNWTD” reinforcing its commitment to operating as a responsible tourism business and its dedication to bringing about positive change within the tourism industry in Pakistan. Responsible Tourism, as defined by the 2002 Cape Town Declaration ...

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Case no. II: ATC Gilgit sentences Baba Jan to life in prison

Baba Jan. MountainTV

By Qasim Ali: (Gilgit) The Anti Terrorist Court of Gilgit-Baltistan has sentenced life long in prison and PKR. 1 lac each for the nationalist leader Baba Jan and other three who have been involved in burning the police station in Hunza Aliabad. No proofs were provided against Ghulam Ishaq, Ahmed Khan, and Ali Goher who have been freed by the ...

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Gilgit: The Aga Khan Health Services observes Mental Health Day

mental health

By Qasim Ali: The Aga Khan Health Services Pakistan, Gilgit-Baltistan chapter, celebrated World Mental Health Day in collaboration with the Aga Khan Local Health Board Danyore and D.J High School Danyore, Tuesday. The AKHS,P has initiated mass campaigning to provide awareness to the public about mental health. A session was arranged at the hall of D.J High School Danyore where ...

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Gilgit-Baltistan’s summary of Self Governance Order 2014 sent for approval

(Gilgit) The Gilgit-Baltistan government has sent the amended governance order summary for consideration to the prime minister of Pakistan. The summary includes notifying the legal period of the Gilgit-Baltistan Council and suggestions for a caretaker government to supervise the elections. Sources say that the government has requested a five years legal period for the council and suggested the formation of caretaker ...

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Contractors are the boss; is there any MER section under the government?

Report (Farman Karim Baig) As other parts of Gilgit-Baltistan, Gojal Valley is reflecting the failure of governance in the province. Many of the government projects have been started from long but still incomplete. The contractors get the tenders, start the project to get the advance budget and then vanish. No body is in the act from the government or the ...

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