Uzma Yousaf becomes first pakistani woman to scale Spantik peak

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Uzma Yousaf on Wednesday got her name written in the record books as she became first Pakistani women to climb the 7,027 metre high Spantik peak in the Spantik-Sosbun Mountains sub-range of Karakoram in Nagar Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan.  Uzma’s was joined by other mountaineers;  Wajid Ullah Nagri, Asghar Hussain and Yaseen. Also known as Golden Peak, Spantik has gained significant ...

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The Clean Energy Revolution


By Tayyab Shafique Pakistan is a developing country and ranking 6th in terms of population size. It has an incredible amount of natural resources and a variety of ecological regions from the Karakoram Himalayas in the north to the coastal zone in the south. Pakistan is situated along the Arabian Sea coastal line and has a sufficient length of highly productive ...

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How can Pakistan implement Climate Change Act 2016 to overcome the dire results of Climate Change?

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By Ibrar Karim On 16th March, 2016 Pakistan Climate Change Act was passed by the Parliament of Pakistan and then the Senate of Pakistan; with an objective to help the country progress and attain sustainable goals. New institutions were formed: the Pakistan Climate Change Council, Pakistan Climate Change Authority and Pakistan Climate Change Fund. Elaborating the role of the new ...

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Forest Neghabans receive training on Forest closure management

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Kashif Shahzad Chitral: To streamline the Forest conservation and conservation of natural regeneration on scientific lines in Chitral forest, about 55 forest Neghabans were trained on forest closures, monitoring and improvement in natural regeneration. Sayed Kamran Hussain Shah Regional Head WWF-Pakistan Peshwar was the key resource persons who delivered lectures at the one -day workshop organized by WWF –Chitral. The ...

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Green Pakistan Program: Forestation underway across GB

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GILGIT: Minister Forest, Wildlife and Environment Gilgit-Baltistan Muhammad Imran says forestation is underway under Green Pakistan Program. Talking to Radio Pakistan Gilgit correspondent on Monday, he said federal government has released 270 million rupees as first installment out of 440 million rupees allocated to Gilgit Baltistan under the program. Muhammad Imran said Forest department has started implementation a number of schemes ...

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Climate change and the aftermath in Gilgit-Baltistan: Why is it important for GB to stay below 1.5°C


Today the world is focusing more on traditional security issues with great zeal. Almost every country is spending a huge amount of their budget on their defense and security, but the common enemy of mankind, regardless of their religion, race and nationality, is climate change. Climate change is one of the Non-Traditional Security Issues — prominent and eminent in nature ...

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Stranded snow leopard rescued in Naltar


GILGIT: Five men trekked four several hours through heavy snow in Gilgit-Baltistan’s (G-B) Naltar valley to rescue a captive snow leopard, officials and rescuers said on Saturday. The leopard, who has been in the custody of wildlife conservationists ever since it was a cub who had gotten separated from its mother nearly three years ago, had recently been shifted from Dhee ...

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Landslides suspend traffic on KKH

Landslide on KKH hits cars

Traffic on the Karakoram Highway (KKH) between Gilgit and Rawalpindi has been suspended as a result of landslides at multiple locations. The landslides were caused by torrential rains over the last 48 hours. According to the Frontier Works Organization, heavy landslides have blocked the road at Lal Pari near Gilgit, Kiyal , Dasu and Barsin in Pattan. Meanwhile, two cars have come ...

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Heavy snow disrupts life in G-B

Snowfall in Gojal Valley

GILGIT: Life in the many areas of GB came to a standstill following heavy snowfall in the region.  In Gilgit, a weather alert has been issued forecasting heavy rain and snowfall. The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) region is facing the brunt of climate change and is considered to be one of the worst affected regions in the country owing to fluctuating changes in the ...

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PYO successfully completes ‘National Women Winter Expedition’

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Press Release Pakistan Youth Outreach (PYO), in collaboration with Karakorum Expeditions, proudly initiated national women winter expedition to an unnamed, unclimbed peak, for the first time in Pakistan’s mountaineering history. The National Women Winter Expedition was lead by the renowned and only female Mountaineer of Pakistan to summit Mt. Everest, Ms. Samina Baig. The expedition was initially planned to 6050m ...

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