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Security concerns: PM’s visit to Gilgit postponed, again

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GILGIT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Gilgit-Baltistan, scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed on Monday, apparently due to security concerns, government officials said. Nawaz had already postponed a visit scheduled to the region earlier this month owing to inclement weather in Gilgit, the gateway to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The prime minister was due to fly to Gilgit on Tuesday ...

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Nabbing terrorists: Gilgit-Baltistan police rewarded

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GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan government Saturday distributed cash awards among police officials who had arrested wanted terrorists. The awards were given at a ceremony attended by Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Zafar Iqbal Awan at Chinar Bagh in Gilgit. City police SHO Zahoor Ahmed and four of his team members were awarded Rs125,000 each for arresting Ikramullah, ...

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Gilgit Baltistan Youth Council (GBYC) forms new Cabinet in Karachi

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Karachi based senior students and workers from Gilgit Baltistan announced the establishment of the Gilgit Baltistan Youth Council in Karachi. Professionals, Students along with senior leadership from active federating units have been made the part of new cabinet to serve the community in the year ahead. Shabbir Hussain is appointed as President, Syed Nawab vice president and Tariq Aziz Gilgiti as ...

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Recover Rs8m misappropriated by former CM

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GILGIT: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in Gilgit-Baltistan has recommended that the government recover Rs8 million from the region’s former chief minister Mehdi Shah. The funds had allegedly been misappropriated during this tenure. The recommendations came during a meeting of the PAC’s sub-committee, chaired by lawmaker Muhammad Shafi, in Gilgit on Thursday. “The meeting reviewed finances for the year 2011-12 and ...

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Recover Rs8m misappropriated by former CM

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in Gilgit-Baltistan has recommended that the government recover Rs8 million from the region’s former chief minister Mehdi Shah. The funds had allegedly been misappropriated during this tenure. The recommendations came during a meeting of the PAC’s sub-committee, chaired by lawmaker Muhammad Shafi, in Gilgit on Thursday. “The meeting reviewed finances for the ...

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LEAs go after nationalists, ‘separatists’ in GB

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Anti-state elements are considered to be threats to CPEC Police claim the arrested leaders of Balawaristan National Front have links with RAW Though the situation is different in Gilgit-Baltistan as compared to Balochistan, the law enforcement agencies have started a massive crackdown against activists of nationalist parties and suspected separatists, as the security agencies smell India’s ‘involvement’ to foil China-Pakistan Economic ...

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The making of a witch

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By Aziz Ali Dad Witches are believed to be creatures who live among human beings as representatives of evil spirits in human form. Since the dawn of civilisation, we have been surrounded by eerie tales of witches. These are visible in Egyptian, Greek and Roman mythology and medieval folktales. Even in Shakespeare’s work, the role of witches is palpable – ...

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Highway hazards: Is G-B ready for CPEC traffic load?

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GILGIT: The high profile CPEC project may be a boon for the country, but if certain corrective measures are not adopted, it may prove to be a bane for residents G-B. Presently G-B residents of the area have to brave an arduous 20-hour journey from to get to Islamabad via the narrow 600 km Karakoram Highway (KKH). “It will be a ...

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Mega projects underway for better life standard of GB people

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Astore: Provincial Minister for Information of Gilgit-Baltistan Iqbal Hassan Sunday said that mega projects initiated by federal government of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) would bring revolutionary changes in life standard of people of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). This, he said while talking to media persons here. Lauding Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for including GB in his priority of initiating mega projects ...

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Two suspects held in G-B for illegal ibex hunt

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) police have arrested two locals for illegally shooting an ibex. The incident took place in the Gulmit area of Hunza Valley, about 120 kilometres from Gilgit, the capital of G-B. Suspects Amin Khan and Riaz Karim – both residents of Hunza Valley – shot the ibex on Saturday, a member of a conservation committee ...

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