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PIA flight PK-661 crashes on Chitral-Islamabad route


A Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-661 crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday, Radio Pakistan reported. There are more than 40 passengers on board the plane. Singer-cum-evangelist Junaid Jamshed was allegedly on board the plane, according to media reports. Army troops and army helicopters have been mobilised to a site near Havelian, Inter-Services Public Relations said. District ...

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Islamabad-bound PIA aircraft ‘crashes’ near Abbottabad

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A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight travelling to Islamabad from Chitral has reportedly crashed near Abbottabad, Express News reported Wednesday. According to initial reports, there were 47 passengers on board the plane. A PIA spokesperson told AFP, flight PK-661 had disappeared from the air control radar. Share this:

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GB Government approves housing scheme

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GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan government has approved a housing society scheme, reports said on Tuesday. The scheme’s goal is to provide houses to low income employees. Named as the Chief Minister Housing Scheme, the project was given a go-ahead at a meeting presided over by GB Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman in Gilgit. Mr. Hafeez directed that housing plots may be arranged for the ...

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GB government to establish ‘Youth Affairs Department’

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GILGIT: GB Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman has said that the government is setting up a separate ‘Youth Affairs Department’ to work for the development of the younger generation of Gilgit-Baltistan. Talking to a delegation in Gilgit, the chief minister said the GB government is determined to enhance the skills of the youth and create employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for them. He ...

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ECP suspends membership of 5 elected members of GBLA


GILGIT: The Election Commission of Gilgit-Baltistan has suspended the membership of 5 elected members of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA). The suspended members include Imran Nadeem, Barkat Jamil, Shah Baig, Fida Khan, and Raja Jehanzeb. Their memberships were suspended for their failure to submit their financial assets and liabilities. Share this:

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PM Nawaz approves financing plan for Diamer-Bhasha Dam

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved today in principle the financing plan for Diamer Bhasha Dam. The plan was presented to him by the Secretary Water and Power. This proposal on self reliance basis will fund the Dam portion of the project from PSDP allocations and WAPDA generated resources while the rest of the financing for the power generation portion will ...

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Plan9 Partners With Startup Cup Coming First Time in Gilgit Baltistan


Plan9 just have updated their Facebook status to inform about their upcoming event with Startup Cup along the collaboration of TiE Islamabad chapter is going to be held in Gilgit Baltistan. Gilgit Baltistan is, perhaps, the most spectacular region of Pakistan in terms of its geography and scenic beauty. This is the first time Startup Cup is coming to Gilgit Baltistan. ...

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International Day of Disabled Persons: Disabled in G-B demand jobs, rights


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Physically challenged residents of Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday demanded their due share in government jobs so that they can feel some semblance of societal acceptance. “We are reminded every day, either by the government, the clergy, media or even by the public at large, that we have no role in our society,” said visually impaired Irshad Kazmi at ...

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Hunza: Singaporean tourist dies of suffocation by gas heater


Hunza: A 46-year-old Singaporean tourist died of suffocation by gas heather in Hunza on Saturday, reports said. The tourist, identified as Muneerah Banu, was found unconscious at a hotel in village Gulmit as a result of overnight use of a gas heater. She was rushed to a hospital in Aliabad for treatment; however, she could not survive. According to reports, ...

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Promoting tourism: GB government working to formulate tourism policy


Web Desk GILGIT: Minister for Tourism, Sports, and Culture for GB Mr. Fida Khan has said  that the GB government is working to formulate a tourism policy for the promotion of tourism policy in the region. The minister made the revelation on Friday. He further said that tourist information centers would be set up in Gilgit and Skardu airports, and in all the ...

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