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Gilgit: PIA cancels confirmed tickets of passengers to accommodate Chief Minister’s delegation

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Several passengers having confirmed air tickets to travel from Gilgit to Islamabad were not allowed to board the plane at Gilgit Airport on Tuesday morning. Sources confirmed that the passengers were swapped for a large delegation of politicians and government officials, including Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah, Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan Sikandar Sultan Raja and other secretaries. Authorities at the ...

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Voice of dissent: ‘Where is the empowerment we were promised?’


Source: Express Tribune Lawyers in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) on Friday urged the Pakistan Army to fill the vacuum left by civilian governments and guarantee constitutional rights to the people of the region. “It is about time the army steps in to provide fundamental human and constitutional rights to the people of G-B,” Advocate Shehbaz Khan, vice president of G-B Bar Council, ...

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2 dead, 17 injured in accident of China bound Pakistani van

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Web Desk Two people have died and at least 16 injured in an accident that involved a van headed for China from the Pak-China border town of Sost, Gojal. The dead are said to be Chinese citizens. Identities of the injured have yet to be determined. Passengers in the van included a majority of Pakistanis. The injured, who were rushed ...

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Increase in pollution of Attabad Lake endangers aquatic life

pollution of the attabad lake

By Farman Karim Baig Increase in pollution of the famous Attabad Lake in Hunza Valley has endangered the lives of aquatic animals living in the lake, which came into being on the Hunza River as a result of the Attabad landslide disaster in Jan. 2010. Environmental authorities have apparently turned a blind eye to the lake’s increased pollution as no ...

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I have developed software that can type in 40 local languages, claims Rehmat Aziz Khan Chitrali

virtual khowar keyboard

Web Desk Rehmat Aziz Khan from Chitral Valley, the man who first developed the first virtual Khowar language keyboard a year ago, has come up with yet another achievement; this time around it is software that can be used to type about 40 local languages of Pakistan. According to a report in The Express Tribune, Mr. Khan has claimed that ...

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How safe is your child from sex abuse in Gilgit?


Khalida Aamir According to the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child, Pakistan is ranked among the top five most dangerous countries in the world for kidnap and ransom with incidents recorded in the ‘mid-to-high hundreds’ each year. The Human Rights Commission South Asia (HRCSA) reported that in 2011 alone around 7000 cases of child abduction were reported from ...

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Gilgit: District authorities remove wall chalking welcoming ISIS (Daish)

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By our reporter: A day after a chalking welcoming the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) appeared on the wall of a government colony in Konodas, Gilgit, district authorities apparently came into action and removed the message on Saturday. Authorities did not comment on the wall chalking and it has yet to be determined if investigators are probing the ...

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Children of Gilgit take to the streets to protest against molestation, murder of Hasnain

children protest against hasnain child sex abuse and murder case in chigit

By our reporter Hundreds of children took to the streets in Gilgit on Saturday, protesting against the molestation and brutal murder of 8-year-old Hasnain the previous week. The protestors demanded justice for Hasnain and strict action against the culprits. The children of Barmas, Hospital Colony and Abbas Town started the demonstration, which started from Hospital Chowk and ended outside the ...

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The chief secretary Gilgit-Baltistan approves the extension project of Ghizer road

(Gilgit) The chief secretary Gilgit-Baltistan, Mr. Sikandar Sultan Raja has approved the extension of the Ghizer road. Tenders of the project will be announced in the last week of December 2014. The Gilgit-Baltistan government has allocated PKR 20 crore for the project. Mr. Raja said that the road will be extended to 16ft from Biyarchi where the jurisdiction of Ghizer ...

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Gilgit-Skardu road extension to start soon says Nawaz Sharif

  (London) The prime minister of Pakistan has assured that the project of Gilgit-Skardu road extension will be initiated very soon. “The appalling situations in the country diverted our attention from Gilgit-Baltistan,” admitted the prime minister. “Otherwise, Gilgit-Baltistan is a second home to me.” Mr. Sharif said that the federal government will take actively participations in the upcoming elections of ...

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