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Sectarianism in Gilgit-Baltistan: Are we headed for the doomsday scenario?


By Asim Saeed Gilgit-Baltistan is situated in the Northern part of Pakistan. It covers an area of 72,971 square kilometers with an estimated population of 1.3 million that takes in four denominations of Islam: Shiites (39 percent), Sunnis (27 percent), Ismailis (18 percent) and Noorbakshis (16 percent) and at least 24 ethnic and linguistic groups. The region is located at ...

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Is Urdu language on the verge of extinction?


By Khalida Aamir English language is colonizing the world, and these days knowing English is an integral part of life. Cultural, political, and technical influences from abroad are not essentially negative; on the contrary, they can often prove to be enriching. The influence of English language has come to be a threat to our Urdu language and somehow our culture. ...

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PM Nawaz Sharif inaugurates newly built terminal at Gilgit Airport

nawaz sharif

News Desk Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated Gilgit Airport’s new terminal upon his arrival here on Friday. The prime minister then left to attend and address a gathering of Gilgit-Baltistan council, sources said. Mr. Sharif was welcomed at the airport by the Governor of GB, Syed Pir Karam Ali Shah, and Chief Minister GB, Syed Mehdi Shah besides members of ...

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Warning: Brain Drain from Gilgit-Baltistan

brain drain from gilgit baltistan

By Asim Saeed Over the years, the education level has enormously improved in Gilgit-Baltistan – a region in the far north of Pakistan, widely acclaimed for its literacy rate; which is comparatively higher than other provinces of the country.  Many students from the region move down country for pursuing their higher studies and a very big chunk of professionals are ...

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Free Tourist Zone – A perfect substitute for Chinese Aid

Chinese aid

By Didar Ali Attabad, Disaster, Rescue, International Aid, Rehabilitation, Chines Aid, World Food, FOCUS, USAID, IDP’s, corruption,  Government, FWO, Army, etc. etc. etc. these keywords have been echoing in the high mountain valley since 2010. Who ever wanted to gain from miseries, gained well enough; whoever suffered, lost more than enough; and whoever wanted to serve, served with true hearts ...

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Download business plan templates for PM Youth Business Loan

business plan template

PM Youth Business Loan scheme will offer loans up to 20 lakh. The business templates can be downloaded as they provide an overview of how to create a business plan. These templates are published in Urdu and English as well. A business plan is prerequisite to qualify for a loan. Download business plan template for PM Youth Loan Scheme: 1. CLICK ...

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Nazir Ahmed Bulbul

nazir ahmed bulbul

Profile developed by Sabrina Mehrani Nazir Ahmed Bulbul (Born Nov. 15, 1966, to Mr. Muhammed Zia in village Gulmit, Gojal) is a famous artist, seasoned academician and social worker from Gilgit-Baltistan. He was born to a family that was into agriculture and farming. He received his early education from the F.G. Boys Primary School, Gulmit, and started poetry in Wakhi ...

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Skardu: Severe electricity shortage pushes Kharmang Valley in the dark


News Desk Increased duration of electricity shortfall and unannounced load shedding have crippled the lives of the people of Kharmang, Skardu, reports said. According to sources, Kharmang Valley, which is one of the five biggest valleys of Baltistan, is facing severe energy crisis that has added to the misery of the people who are already living life in the grip ...

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Pushing the inhabitants of Gojal Valley into further isolation


By Didar Ali Gojal is the largest tehsil of Gilgit-Baltistan, where the 25000 inhabitants find their lineages in various parts of Pakistan, China, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. The valley is considered to be the safest place in Pakistan, even though it has many towns connected to Afghanistan and Chinese border. Literacy rate of the valley is above 90 percent, which further ...

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Nawaz Sharif’s expected visit to GB: Govt. machinery finalizes preparations

News Desk Gilgit: The Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is expected to visit Gilgit-Baltistan on Dec. 6, sources said. Reports said that Chief Secretary of GB, Younas Dhaga, has also said that Mr. Sharif is expected to visit GB on Dec. 6. He also said that preparations have been finalized for the visit. The PM is expected to visit ...

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