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Government allocates 5 billion rupees to overcome power crisis in GB


GILGIT: The federal government of Pakistan has allocated 5 billion rupees under public sector development program to overcome the power crisis in Gilgit-Baltistan. The funds will be used to generate hydro energy, said Minister Information Planning and Development Gilgit Baltistan, Iqbal Hassan. He revealed this while responding to the questions of listeners of Radio Pakistan during a live program in Gilgit. Mr. ...

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Hafeez: ‘3. 5 billion rupees allocated for establishment of medical college in Gilgit’

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GILGIT: Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafeez-ur-Rehman has said that the federal government has allocated 3.5 billion rupees for the establishment of a medical college in Gilgit. He revealed this while speaking at the Karakorum Educational Convention in Gilgit on Tuesday. It is worth noting here that in May, an MoU was signed between the GB government and PIMS to set up the ...

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GB Food Department: ‘No shortage of wheat in GB’

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Gilgit: Food Department Gilgit-Baltistan has supplied allocated wheat quota to all districts of the region well in time to avoid any food shortage in winter, according to the authority. A spokesman of the food department said there is no shortage of wheat in any part of Gilgit-Baltistan. He said over one hundred thousand wheat bags have been procured in depots ...

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Vulnerable to natural disasters: Nearly half of G-B houses at risk


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: A ‘hazard mapping’ survey of Gilgit-Baltistan has indicated that nearly half of all the houses in the region were exposed to multiple risks and hazards. The findings were shared by a non-governmental organisation FOCUS Pakistan during a seminar in Gilgit on Tuesday. FOCUS’ Executive Officer Nusrat Nasab revealed that of the 290 households surveyed, they found that ...

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Tourism along CPEC: G-B motels to stay open till December

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ISLAMABAD: Seasonal motels located in Gilgit-Baltistan along the route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will remain open longer this year, till December 1. This was stated by the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Managing Director Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Khan on Monday. In this regard, he said that PTDC had planned to construct a motel with modern facilities for tourists at ...

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Govt reluctance: Protesters continue to block KKH near Danyor


GILGIT: Protesters have been blocking the Karakoram Highway (KKH) near Danyor intermittently for almost a week to protest against the detention of some of their activists and a ban on staging a religious event inside an educational institution. The protest, however, has not hampered trade under the China –Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), with traffic continuing to flow through an alternative route, ...

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Visit the north: Local culture important part of any society, says Danish envoy


By Naveed Miraj ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is a culturally rich country and possesses a diversity of cultural goods and services that have huge potential for being harnessed for economic, social and sustainable development. This was said by Danish Ambassador Ole Thonke during a visit to Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), where he met with representatives of Hashoo Foundation (HF), a partner of the Danish Centre ...

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Winter is coming: Temperatures in Gilgit fall below zero


Winter seems to have arrived in Gilgit as the temperatures fell below freezing for the first time this season. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the lowest temperature recorded in Gilgit on Wednesday night and Thursday morning was minus one degrees Celsius. Gilgit has an average winter temperature of 0.4 degrees in November while it falls to -2.3 in ...

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G-B to build resort near Attabad Lake

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ISLAMABAD: The government is planning to set up a resort near the Attabad Lake in Hunza to capitalise on the number of tourists flocking to the region. This was revealed by G-B CM Hafeezur Rehman on Thursday while speaking to Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Managing Director Abdul Ghafoor Khan and Northern Area Transport Corporation Managing Director Muhammad Hussain in Gilgit. ...

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China Gives 25 Vehicles For Patrolling Highways


China has donated 25 vehicles to the Gilgit Baltistan Police. The vehicles will help enhance the capacity of the police forces by allowing them quicker access and more agile and effective patrolling mechanism for the Karakorum Highway (KKH) in the GB region.   Share this:

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