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A Socio-Political Study of Gilgit Baltistan Province

A Socio-Political Study of Gilgit Baltistan Province

  A Socio-Political Study of Gilgit Baltistan Province Omar Farooq Zain Associate Professor, Department of Political Science & International Relations Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan E-mail: omer_farooqzain@yahoo.com Abstract Gilgit Baltistan region, which in its amazing history has been known by various names, has one of the unique geographical composition on the globe. Occupying an extraordinary varied and attractive landscape, Gilgit ...

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An Overview of Child Labor in the North Pakistan

An Overview of Child Labor in the North Pakistan

Photo by: Khalil Shah Observations and studies indicate that the child labor is not much serious issue in the northern areas. It is due to the fact that there is lack of industries or other labor units in the area. Almost all the children below 14 do small works in homes in order to help their families but that is ...

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Contrived gap between science and religion

science religion gap

By Didar Ali Geocentric and heliocentric schools of thought have played tremendous roles in the world of science and religion. Those scientists, who believed that the Earth is center of Universe ensued geocentric school of thought. Religious dons were among them. And those who believed the Sun is the center of Universe followed heliocentric school of thought. Paradoxically, Mr. Galileo ...

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My crumbling temple

Karakoram International University (KIU), Gilgit

By Didar Ali I heard MY temple crumbling!!!! I heard that, there are ant-holes in the walls and floor of my temple, which causes water seepage I heard that, the sparkling flowers of my temple garden have turned comatose, thorns and parasitical plants have grown tall I heard that, the cats of my temple have left long ago and the ...

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How One Entrepreneur in Hunza is Using the Internet to Revitalize His Business

Glacier Breeze Restaurant stands high on a hill top just above the KKH in Passu, Gojal

By Kamran Ahmed Israr started his business in 2003 with the help of his brothers. He was revered as one of the leaders in the restaurant business sector in the area until his business growth became stagnant for some time in 2010 and gradually ran in troubles by the start of 2013. “The uncertain political situation, coupled with the unstable ...

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The commandeered Iqbal

Allama Mohd. Iqbal

By Didar Ali I have been listening and reading about Allama Muhammad Iqbal since my childhood; yet the haziness continues buzzing in my subconscious as to whether Iqbal was a philosopher, a Sufi, a Communist, a political icon, a statesman, a poet, a revolutionist or a religious bigot??? A reflection on his life will help us to understand the paradigm ...

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How safe is your son from the use of drugs in upper Hunza?

Hash smoking has shot up among young men of upper Hunza in recent years

By Elwina The use of drugs has increased in Hunza valley over the years, especially among young men of upper Hunza. Observations suggest that a majority of the young men are either unaware about the actual and potential adverse impacts of the use of drugs or they ignore the impacts all together even after being aware of them. According to ...

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They don’t like Chinese anymore…….!!!!

Made in china

By Didar Ali After 1999 it’s my longest stay here at my beautiful hometown, Gulmit, because normally I used to visit my family for short time. It has been quite long and I can notice many changes in social circle as well as in geographical structure of my village. Habitually I prefer to sit with old aged villagers during my ...

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Hunza – an oasis of education

Janeha Hussain memorable trip to Hunza

A few weeks ago, my family and I set out on our annual summer trip to Gilgit-Baltistan. Our destination was the uniquely beautiful valley of Hunza-Nagar. We intended to stay for three or so days in this valley, exploring the different tourist attractions such as the centuries-old forts of Altit and Baltit, the pre-historic rock carvings of Ganesh and, naturally, ...

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Guns and roses

Antigun Sculpture at the UN

            By Didar Ali Don’t get me wrong!! I am not keen to talk about the Los Angeles based American hard rock band, Guns N’ Roses of 80’s; neither even interested to know the whole lot story about selecting this name for their group. For me there is a sensitive issue which relates to my ...

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