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Hunza by-polls postponed over PM, army chief’s visit

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: By-elections for GBLA-6, Hunza have been postponed yet again. The polls had been scheduled for August 29 and series of preparations had been made for the elections by various political parties. The decision to postpone the polls has been taken in view of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif’s visit to ...

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As a GBLA -6 constituency voter, who shall I vote for?

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By Muhammad Pannah Situated in the north of Gilgit, Hunza is located in a key geostrategic position. It shared borders with Afghanistan to the west and China to the north. It was the junction point of the ancient silk route caravans that was for several hundred years used to supply goods in the subcontinent and European countries. Hunza’s geostrategic significance has witnessed a boom since the ...

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President Mamoon Hussain issues directives to link GB with national grid

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The president emphasized the need to becoming self-sufficient in electricity production to reap maximum benefits from CPEC. Skardu: President Mamnoon Hussain says it is necessary to link Gilgit-Baltistan with national grid to derive maximum benefit from water resources of the region. He was speaking at a briefing on the power generation projects of Gilgit-Baltistan in Skardu on Sunday. President said the ...

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Country’s marble reserves can aid economy

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By Peer Muhammad ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has an estimated 297 billion tons of marble and granite reserves in all the four provinces, FATA, and Gilgit-Baltistan, which could help the country’s economy in many ways if tapped properly, said Pakistan Stones Development Company (PASDEC) in a presentation to the Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister (CM) on Friday. “Over 170 types of stones have been explored ...

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5 women among 8 dead in Skardu road accident

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SKARDU: A fatal accident claimed the lives of eight people, including five women, when a car fell inside a ditch on Sunday. Police said the jeep was coming from the Deosai Plains when it met with the accident. According to details, a car fell into a ditch in Skardu’s Satpara area, causing the deaths of eight people. Among the right who ...

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China requested to include Diamer-Bhasha Dam in CPEC, says minister

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has requested China to incorporate 4,500 Megawatts Diamir-Bhasha Dam project in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) umbrella projects, as to make its early and speedy construction possible and win over the energy shortage in the country. Physically, the project lies on the Karakoram Highway (KKH) along the China Pakistan Economic Corridor and falls within the sectors selected for bilateral ...

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CM Hafeez: ‘People of GB are soldiers of Pakistan’

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Gilgit: The Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Hafeez-ur-Rehman has stated that every single person of Gilgit-Baltistan is a defender of Pakistan. In a statement, he strongly rejected and condemned the statement of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding Gilgit-Baltistan. “People of Gilgit and Baltistan are soldiers of Pakistan and they will defend Pakistan by sacrificing their lives”, he added. “The Indian ...

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Regional languages to be made part of G-B school curriculum

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The legislative assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan passed a resolution on Thursday to ensure regional languages are made part of the syllabus in the region. The resolution was tabled by Rehana Abidi, a lawmaker of Islami Tehreek Pakistan (ITP) from Baltistan. It was approved by the house that was chaired by Speaker Fida Muhammad Nashad. G-B Chief Minister Hafeezur ...

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Hunza: PYO organizes sports events at the world’s highest sports ground ‘Zarthgurben Shimshal’

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Al Shams Snow Leopards “won it” in the most demanding season 1 In its commitment to break the barriers the youth is facing, Pakistan Youth Outreach (PYO) reached out the extra mile on 14th August, the day when Pakistan came in to existence on the world’s map, by taking the revolutionary step of introducing high altitude sports in the country. ...

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Khawaja Asif: ‘GB offers investment potential in hydel power generation’

Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif says Gilgit-Baltistan offers excellent investment opportunities in hydel power projects. He made these remarks while chairing a meeting of the committee on formulation of roadmap for implementation of Hydro Power Projects in Gilgit-Baltistan in Islamabad on Tuesday. The Minister ensured the delegation that federal government will extend its full support and cooperation to ...

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