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PTDC plans to build 5-star hotel in Gilgit


Islamabad: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Managing Director Ch. Abdul Ghafoor Khan met Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman where he stated that pre-fabricated structure rooms will be installed and modern facilities will be introduced in PTDC motels located in GB whereas Ski Resort will be set up at Naltar for which GB government has already allotted space of ...

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Uzma Yousaf becomes first pakistani woman to scale Spantik peak

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Uzma Yousaf on Wednesday got her name written in the record books as she became first Pakistani women to climb the 7,027 metre high Spantik peak in the Spantik-Sosbun Mountains sub-range of Karakoram in Nagar Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan.  Uzma’s was joined by other mountaineers;  Wajid Ullah Nagri, Asghar Hussain and Yaseen. Also known as Golden Peak, Spantik has gained significant ...

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Gilgit-Baltistan plans 34.5MW plant


SKARUDU: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) has decided to establish a 34.5 megawatt (MW) project with the assistance of federal government to overcome the ongoing power crisis, Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported on Monday. “The plant will be built in Harpe village at cost of Rs9522.801 million for which the federal government will provide funds from Public Sector Development ...

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DIG Gilgit-Baltistan charged with uploading objectionable pictures of ex-wife

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FIA registered a case against DIG Junaid Arshad on former wife’s complaint ISLAMABAD – In a bizarre situation, DIG Gilgit-Baltistan has been charged with blackmailing his ex-wife by posting objectionable pictures of her on social networking sites, Geo News reported. On Monday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) registered a case against DIG Junaid Arshad following a complaint from his former spouse. She ...

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Attendants of Chinese martyrs cemetery in Gilgit honored

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ISLAMABAD: Grave-keepers of the Chinese martyrs of cemetery in Gilgit were honored here on Sunday at a ceremony held at the Chinese Embassy. The two grave-keepers, Ali Ahmad and Mansoor, have been taking care of the Martyr Cemetery in Gilgit as volunteers for decades. In recognition of their great services, they along with the members of the Volunteer Association for ...

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G-B formulating growth-oriented ADP policy


The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) government has announced that for the first time it has utilised 100 per cent of the funds they had allocated for Annual Development Programme (ADP) in their annual budget owing to ongoing development works and involvement from the concerned department, officials said on Monday. The fiscal year 2016-17 was the most successful year in the developmental history ...

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2017 Shandur Polo Festival to start on July 29

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The 2017 Shandur Polo festival is all set to kick off on July 29. A total of five teams each from Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral will take part in the three days long freestyle polo showdown. Meanwhile, a 23 members polo team from GB has reached Phander in Ghizer valley for the purpose of practice. The festival held at the world’s ...

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A recognition of excellence: AKU-EB’s students triumph in Pakistan’s educational landscape

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Press Release Despite being a relatively young institution, the Aga Khan University Examination Board has repeatedly proved that its students are capable of attaining success by virtue of the quality education that they receive during their secondary school education. While our annual results and internal student accomplishments have always been a source of pride for us, this year’s May 2017 ...

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The Clean Energy Revolution


By Tayyab Shafique Pakistan is a developing country and ranking 6th in terms of population size. It has an incredible amount of natural resources and a variety of ecological regions from the Karakoram Himalayas in the north to the coastal zone in the south. Pakistan is situated along the Arabian Sea coastal line and has a sufficient length of highly productive ...

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Gilgit-Baltistan: PIA to initiate special flights

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Islamabad: Advisor to Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan Friday said special flights of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) would soon be started for Gilgit and Skardu to boost tourism in the northern areas. The announcement came after a meeting between Mehtab and Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman on Friday. PIA will also collaborate with G-B ...

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