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Chief Minister GB issues directives for the regularization of contractual doctors

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GILGIT: Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafeez-ur-Rehman has called for implementation on new service structure introduced by Provincial Government to facilitate doctors. Presiding over a meeting in Gilgit, he directed Secretary Heath to regularize service of the doctors who are serving on contract basis for the last two years. He said new service structure and special package has attracted over four-hundred and ...

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India underlines claim over PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan

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India on Wednesday underlined its claim over territories of Jammu and Kashmir under Pakistani occupation amid moves by Islamabad to declare Gilgit- Baltistan as a new province. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asserted in the Lok Sabha that it would be wrong to think that India will let go of any part of its territory. She made the statement after BJD ...

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Snow, rain in April: Six injured in G-B landslides

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: At least six people were injured on Thursday when two cars — one in Diamer valley and other in Ghizer valley — were hit by landslides triggered by heavy rains and snowfall. As a result of the landslides, the Karakoram Highway has been blocked at several places, disrupting traffic between Gilgit-Baltistan and Islamabad. “Boulders hit a car ...

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SCO to extend DSL service to Gojal Valley within 2 weeks


GULMIT: The Director General of Special Communications Organization (SCO) Amir Azim Bajawa visited Gulmit on Wednesday where he announced that SCO will extend its DSL service to Gojal Valley within two weeks. Mr. Bajwa was invited to Gulmit by the Gulmit Organization for Local Development (GOLD). The offficials of GOLD had requested SCO to start DSL service in the valley. It ...

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Hunza Valley faces solid waste issues

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HUNZA: The people of Ganish, one of the oldest settlements recorded along the Silk Route, have offered an area for solid waste dumping site, the head of district administration in Hunza told a seminar on Monday. “We thank the Ganish community for providing solid waste dumping area,” Deputy Commissioner Hunza Samiullah Farooq told the seminar attended by officials of the ...

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The pioneer of Siachen: Pakistan loses its silent hero ‘Chacha Abdu’

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SKARDU- Abdul Rehman, the pioneer of Siachin, has breathed his last in the mountainous region of Gilgit-Baltistan. Even though Abdul Rehman remained fully active in helping Army and people of his region throughout his life, many of us don’t know much about this hero of Pakistan. Known as Chacha Abdu to most of the soldiers and locals, Rehman was decorated ...

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Gojal: Inspector Customs dies of apparent heart attack

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Sost: Inspector Customs Syed Ali Hussain Shah was found dead in his room on Tuesday. Initial reports said Mr. Shah, who was a resident of Attock and posted in Sost, has died of an apparent heart attack. The deceased had reportedly survived a heart attack a few days ago. Sources privy to the incident said Mr. Shah was also suffering from ...

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Shah Gul Aziz, a feted polo player of his time, passes away in Gumit

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GULMIT: Senior Lumbardar Shah Gul Aziz passed away in his hometown Gulmit, Gojal this morning. Besides being an acclaimed social worker, activist, and volunteer, the deceased was one of the finest polo players of his time. He played for Gilgit Police, NLI and other teams at Shandur. Team Mountain TV extends its deepest condolence to the family of the deceased. ...

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Urban Unit Lahore provides technical assistance to Gilgit Development Authority


GILGIT: A team of experts from Urban Unit Lahore is providing technical assistance to Gilgit Development Authority (GDA), which is in dire need of capacity building. The team arrived in Gilgit on April 1. Officials of GDA briefed the team about the ongoing development projects and sought their expertise. The experts visited different areas around the city to see the ...

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In the line of duty: G-B plans monument to honour slain SSP


The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) police decided to construct a memorial to honour SSP Hilal Ahmer who was assassinated while probing the murder of foreign mountaineers on Nanga Parbat in 2013. “The monument will be a sort of acknowledgement of the sacrifices rendered by the brave officer,” Mubarak Jan, a spokesman for G-B police told The Express Tribune on Tuesday. Jan said ...

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