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Authorities decide to use USAID Aqua Ambulance as regular ferry across Attabad Lake

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News Desk Authorities have finally decided to facilitate mobility of the disaster-hit people of Gojal Valley and other travellers by letting them use the USAID donated Aqua Ambulances as regular ferry through the Attabad Lake. The Deputy Commissioner of Hunza-Nagar Imran Sultan issued directives in this regard, after which the local administration promptly started the service. Mr. Sultan also visited ...

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Gojal: Crakes widening in an area of Moorkhun village


By Irfan Munna: One of the new developments is giving rise to fears of an imminent disaster as crakes widening in an area of Moorkhun village.  Failure of the slopes is expected to block the Gojal River, drowning many adjacent settlements in its wake. A geological team survey is been mandatory to visit the location to study the widening of ...

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Hunza Students Federation (HSF) protests against the barbaric act in Peshawar

By Qasim Ali: Gilgit (December 18, 2014), The Hunza Student Federation held a peaceful protest at Karakoram International University against the brutal killing of innocent students in Peshawar.  The protest was to pay tribute to the students and show solidarity with the families who have suffered in this barbaric act. The Hunza Student Federation is a student body at the ...

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People of Gojal welcome Zafar Iqbal into practical politics


By Irfan Munna: Some top politicians and people of Gojal have welcomed former MD NATCO, Mr. Zafar Iqbal’s entry into the practical politics of the region. The people of Gojal expressed good wishes and welcomed Zafar Iqbal in the practical politics while sharing their views with Mountain TV. “LA 6 is possibly will be Mr. Iqbal will contest for the ...

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Sher Jahan Mir appointed GB’s caretaker chief minister

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GILGIT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appointed on Tuesday Sher Jahan Mir as caretaker chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan after the legislative assembly completed its five-year tenure. Earlier President Mamnoon Hussain, on recommendation of the prime minister, made amendments in the GB Empowerment and Self-governance Order, 2009, because there was no provision in the law for setting up a caretaker government in ...

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Reward for promoting tourism: Samina Baig, Mirza Ali get PKR 800K from GB Tourism Department

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Photo Credit: Asghar Khan Gilgit: Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah presented awards of Rs. 5,00,000 and Rs. 3,00,000 to mountaineer siblings Ms. Samina Baig and Mr. Mirza Ali respectively for their contribution to the promotion of tourism in the region and for portraying the positive side of Gilgit-Baltistan at the international level. The cheques were presented to Ms. Baid ...

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Hunza: Explosion at NATCO Office Aliabad apparently cracker attack, says witness


An explosion occurred at the reservation office of Northern Areas Transport Corporation in Aliabad, Hunza, on Friday midnight. No major damages and causalities occurred in the explosion that was apparently a cracker attack. No one was hurt in the explosion as the office and bus stand was vacant in that time of the night. A hairdresser was present at his ...

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Gilgit bound PIA flight makes emergency landing at Islamabad airport

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PIA flight PK-607, bound for Gilgit, made an emergency landing at Benazir Bhutto International Airport due to technical glitches in the ATR jet minutes after taking off from the airport Monday. Reports suggest that all passengers remained safe, but highly panicked, in the incident. A spokesperson for PIA said the flight captain’s proactive decision averted a disaster and saved the ...

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Gilgit: HEDI launches Youth Social Entrepreneurship Project

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Gilgit,September 2014: The launching ceremony of Youth Social Entrepreneurship Project took place at the premises of Human and Enterprise Development Institute (HEDI), which was attended by over 100 young male and female students of HEDI and other institutions in Gilgit. A good number of professionals and media representatives were also present at the event. The Chairman HEDI, Mr. Sultan Ahmed, ...

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Anti Terrorism Court Gilgit-Baltistan sentences Mir Shakeel Ur Rehman to 26-year in prison

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The Anti Terrorism Court of Gilgit-Baltistan has sentenced owner of GEO television network and Jang Group, Mir Shakeel Ur Rehman, to 26 years in prison and 1.3 million rupees in fine. The verdict was pronounced in a case whereby Mr. Rehman was accused to have played role in an alleged blasphemous program aired on GEO television some months ago. The ...

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