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Over negligence: G-B police chief suspends three KSF officials

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: At least three officials of Karakoram Security force (KSF) have been suspended by Gilgit-Baltistan IGP Zafar Iqbal Awan for performing their duties negligently. The cops were suspended after they failed to chase a Chinese national who illegally purchased arms and attempted to smuggle them to China. “[Awan] has taken the decision to punish [the official],” Mubarak Jan, ...

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Senior citizens special tour to pasture at Gulmit Gojal


Photos:Sherbaz Gulbasti A unique celebration and hangout for senior citizen was organised by Gulmit Organization for Local Development(GOLD) at Gulmit Gojal Hunza. A large number of senior  citizens  participated in the tour to the nearby pasture, Bulchdass. The youth of Gulmit volunteered to accommodate the senior citizens. With zeal and zest the senior citizens were taken  across the Attabad lake via boats ...

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WWF, ICIMOD organise journalists’ workshop on climate change in Gilgit

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GILGIT (Staff Report) – WWF-Pakistan, in collaboration with International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), conducted a two-day awareness and capacity building workshop aiming to sensitise and train local journalists on issues related to climate change. The purpose of the workshop was to effectively communicate the need for enabling policies and strategies for adaptation. Participants of the event included local ...

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OEC team calls on Chief Minister and high officials of Gilgit-Baltistan


Press Release: The team of a youth-led organization , Organization for Educational Change (OEC)calls on  Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez Ur Rehman,Deputy Speaker Jaffar Ullah of Gilgit Baltistan  and administrator Syed Anwar Jamal Shah. They meeting was held  on Monday, 30th May at GB House Islamabad. The meeting went on very progressively as the delegates of OEC comprising of former Chairperson Miss Tajali, Current ...

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GB government starts preparing for 2016 Deosai Festival


The Gilgit-Baltistan Government has decided to celebrate the 2016 Deosai Festival in an impressive and befitting manner. Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan Tahir Hussain on Friday constituted ten sub-committees for preparation work for holding of the festival. Different events, including sports, food and music will be held in the festival.   Share this:

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Pakistan: Socialist environmentalist runs election campaign from jail

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By Tony Iltis Candidate for the socialist Awami Workers Party (AWP) Baba Jan will contest a by-election for the assembly of the Pakistani-administered Himalayan territory of Gilgit-Baltistan from his jail cell. Baba Jan has been described as a climate justice prisoner. In 2010, his home area in Hunza was devastated by climate change-fuelled floods and landslides. A protest movement developed ...

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Supreme Appellate Court of Gilgit-Baltistan postpones Hunza by-elections for 3 weeks

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The Supreme Applet Court of Gilgit-Baltistan has postponed the by-election of GBLA-6 (Hunza) for three weeks. The election was previously slated for May 28. Reports suggest that the judge made the decision to complete the hearing of two pending criminal cases against Baba Jan who is contesting in the election. Mr. Jan is supported by the Awami Workers Party (AWP). The ...

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Hunza: KADO trains men and women in Bio-Briquettes production

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Press Release: Karakoram Area Development Organization (KADO) in collaboration with ICIMOD Nepal and Forest Department Gilgit Baltistan organized a two days training for the women and men in Hunza on Bio-Briquettes production which is cost effective and environment friendly technique to overcome the cooking and heating fuel shortage issue as well as to preserve the forestry in the region to ...

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Extending health facilities: 50-bed Aga Khan Medical Centre inaugurated

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: A 50-bed medical centre was inaugurated by Princess Zahra Aga Khan and Prince Rahim Aga Khan during their visit to Gilgit on Tuesday. Aga Khan Medical Centre provides high quality diagnostics and secondary health care. Speaking to The Express Tribune, an official said, “Spokes that radiate from the centre will connect [the] Gilgit hub through a digital ...

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Hunza by-polls: G-B EC chief asked to stop pre-poll rigging

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The central leadership of Awami Workers Party (AWP) has asked Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Syed Tahir Ali Shah to prevent pre-poll rigging in the by-elections for GBLA-6, Hunza. The request was made through a letter sent to Shah on Sunday. According to a copy of the letter available with The Express Tribune, AWP President Abid Hassan ...

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