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Hafeez ur Rehman: ‘PCB will construct international level cricket stadium in Skardu’

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GILGIT: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will construct international level cricket stadium in Skardu, said Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman on Saturday. The chief minister made the announcement at a briefing session arranged by the administration of Baltistan division. Mr. Hafeez further said that a cricket team of Gilgit-Baltistan will take part in the 2018 Pakistan Super League (PSL). The CM also directed the ...

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Human rights in GB: HRCP takes federal government to task

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Asma demands region’s integration into Pakistan, points out weaknesses in self-governance order ‘No separatists in GB, only movement to recognise their territory as part of Pakistan’ The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Friday launched a fact-finding report on Gilgit-Baltistan, recommending provisional constitutional status that will lead to a permanent provincial status to the region. Addressing the launching ceremony ...

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Five years on: Gilgit court sentences target killer to death

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GILGIT: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Gilgit handed the death penalty to a man who was involved in a murder which triggered large-scale sectarian violence in the region five years ago. ATC awarded death penalty to Hidayat Hussain while Imran Hussain was sentenced to 27 years jail. The judge also imposed a fine of Rs0.4 million on each of the convicts. ...

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Utility fruit: Apricot – the agrarian lifeblood of Gilgit Baltistan

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In a region devoid of any large-scale agriculture, apricot has been the biggest agrarian lifeline for residents of the mountain-locked Gilgit-Baltistan for centuries. With the arrival of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), locals are expecting a boost for their main cash crop. According to G-B Agriculture Department Director Fazlur Rehman, there are around 2.97 million apricot trees in the region, while ...

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محکمہ پولیس میں حالیہ بھرتیاں میرٹ کے خلاف کی گئی ہیں،تحریک انصاف گلگت بلتستان کے جنرل سیکرٹری فتح اللہ خان

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سکردو(چیف رپورٹر)تحریک انصاف گلگت بلتستان کے جنرل سیکرٹری فتح اللہ خان نے کہا ہے کہ محکمہ پولیس میں حالیہ بھرتیاں میرٹ کے خلاف کی گئی ہیں جو12لڑکے دوڑمیں فیل ہوگئے تھے انہیں کس طرح بھرتی کیاگیا ۔کسی کو پتہ نہیں اگر ہماری باتیں غلط ہیں تو جن بارہ لڑکوں کے بارے میں شکایات سامنے آئی ہیں ان سے دوبارہ ٹیسٹ ...

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G-B folk singers perform in UAE

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Folk singers from Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) enthralled their compatriots this week in the United Arab Emirates as they showcased their musical talent. The musical show which was held in Dubai last Friday was the first of its kind in the country where a sizable diaspora from G-B has settled. At least 1,000 people witnessed the show in an ...

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In Gojal, two goats were used to lure snow leopard on prowl

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: As a snow leopard went on a rampage in Gojal valley killing dozens of livestock and terrorising the residents, the locals gathered to lay down an elaborate trap to snare the wildcat. The cat was finally caught four days ago after hectic efforts before being safely released into the Khunjerab National Park on Friday. The trap Residents ...

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G-B lawmaker Muhammad Ali Sheikh passes away

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GILGIT: Muhammad Ali Sheikh, a lawmaker in the Gilgit-Baltistan legislative assembly, passed away Sunday morning. Family members said Sheikh was taken to a hospital after he suffered a heart attack, where he breathed his last. The 50-year-old belonged to Nagar district of G-B, and was a senior member of Islami Tehreek Pakistan. His funeral prayers, offered in the main Imamia mosque, ...

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COAS visits Gilgit, Siachin

#COAS visited Siachin.”Despite facing internal security challenges, we are fully prep for effective response to perpetual threat from East”. pic.twitter.com/3cssZL3Kzr — Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 23, 2017 Share this:

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Justice done: Bank manager’s murderer sentenced to death

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GILGIT: A Gilgit anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday sentenced a man to death for killing a bank manager in the region. Two others involved in the crime were handed life terms by Justice Raja Shehbaz Khan during the hearing on Tuesday. Tauqeer Abbas, a bank manager and the son of senior journalist Zafar Paul, had been murdered in Jutial area of ...

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