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Windfall: CPEC Council to build orphanage in Gilgit

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: As part of the multi-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), an organisation formed last year would build an orphanage in Gilgit. Moreover, the organisation would conduct a survey along the corridor’s route to identify where schools and hospitals were required. “A technical team is scheduled to arrive in Gilgit shortly to conduct a survey,” said CPEC Council’s Gilgit ...

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Slain Peace Activist: Gilgit to remember Saifur Rehman

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GILGIT: PML-N Gilgit-Baltistan chapter will observe the anniversary of its founding member, Saifur Rehman, as a day to renew the pledge for peace or “Youm-e-Tajdeed-e-Ehd-e-Aamn” on March 19. Officer bearers of PML-N Gilgit, Muslim Students Federation Gilgit and Labour Wing Gilgit met with G-B Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman on Monday to plan for the anniversary. Saifur Rehman, the late brother of ...

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GB is Pakistan’s largest apricot-producing region

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GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan is one of the most beautiful regions of Pakistan. Nature has gifted this region with immense beauty and blessings, including the highest peaks, lakes, largest glaciers, rivers and variety of fruits. One of the most precious gifts by Allah Almighty is the blessing of apricot, the major one among the variety of fruits in Gilgit Baltistan. The region is ...

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Govt set to convert Gilgit Baltistan into fifth province

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The government has decided to convert Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) into a fifth province of Pakistan. According to Geo news, Inter-Provincial Coordination Minister Riaz Hussain Pirzadar has said that a committee headed by Special Assistant to Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz had proposed giving the status of a province to GB. The government has approved the suggestion. Pirzada added that a bill to amend ...

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Government decides to make GB the 5th province of Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD – The government has decided to convert the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) into the fifth province of Pakistan. Geo news quoting Inter-Provincial Coordination Minister Riaz Hussain Pirzadar said that a committee headed by Special Assistant to Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz had proposed giving the status of a province to GB. The government has approved the suggestion. Pirzada added that a bill ...

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Trout fishing season kicks off in Gilgit

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GILGIT: Trout fishing season has kicked off in Gilgit, and it will continue up to Oct. 10 this year. Seasonal license for catching one of the world’s fascinating fish (Trout) can be obtained from the office of the assistant director of fisheries in Gilgit. The fisheries department has also announced the availability of daily Trout angling license for fishing enthusiasts. If you want ...

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Diamer district reports polio case of 2017

A fresh case of polio disease was reported on Saturday in Diamer district of Gilgit- Baltistan after a gap of six years. According to GB health department officials, the National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad, confirmed poliovirus in 14-month-old Nisar Ahmed, a resident of Thore valley of district Diamer. GB had been declared free of polio virus in 2012. An ...

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Families affected by KKH upgrade project demand compensation

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The families affected by Karakoram Highway upgrade project in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) have given a one-month ultimatum to the government for payment of outstanding dues. “We will block the traffic on the highway from April 10 onwards,” said representatives of the affected families while addressing a press conference in Gilgit. The press conference was addressed by Jehangir Khan, ...

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Appointments on clerical positions not based on merit in education department Hunza

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Participants has claimed that the appointments on clerical positions were not held on merit.  There was political interference in the education department in the hiring. Participants were not selected according to the marks got in test. It is also been noticed that the education department has not advertised all the clerical positions. Contact basis clerks are still working on these various positions. They ...

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PTCL, China Telecom Global ink MoU to establish new optical fiber network through GB

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HONG KONG: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and China Telecom Global (CTG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will make it possible for establishment of an optical fibre network that will run through many underserved areas of Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Azad Kashmir. The MoU was signed by Mr. Sikandar Naqi, Chief Business Development Officer, PTCL and Mr. ...

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