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Is god still an Englishman……….?????

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By Didar Ali “Our work is righteous and it shall endure,” said Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India, advising his Englishmen to leave behind “a sense of manliness or moral dignity, where it did not before exist.” According to the Viceroy, this was “the Englishman’s justification” for ruling India. Such smugness made the great Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw, protest, ...

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Are the people of Gilgit-Baltistan living a forged independence?

independence of gilgit baltistan

By Didar Ali Liberty is a prized gift to human being on planet earth. Some of us have inherited freedom by birth, and some of us have struggled hard to get it. But, freedom doesn’t mean one go wild, get drunk, dance with weapons or kill people in the streets, as many of us have dogmatized the phenomena in contemporary ...

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Do you know the bio data of GB Legislative Assembly members?

GBLA-Gilgit-Baltistan-Legislative-Assembly

Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly-Bio data of Members The Gilgit–Baltistan Legislative Assembly is a 33-seat unicameral legislative body that was formed as part of the Gilgit–Baltistan Empowerment and Self-Governance Order, 2009 which granted the region self-rule and an elected legislative assembly. Prior to this, the region had been directly ruled from Islamabad. S# Name Fathers Name Qualification Constituency Party Affiliation 1. Syed Mehdi Shah, Chief Minister GB. ...

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The Great Media Game-Gilgit Baltistan

The Great Media Game

In an article on August 27 in The New York Times titled “China’s Discreet Hold on Pakistan’s Northern Borderlands” and a subsequent rejoinder published on September 9, Selig Harrison paints an astoundingly imaginative picture of Gilgit-Baltistan. He claims that this region is witnessing a creeping Chinese occupation at the hands of 7,000-11,000 soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army, as well as ...

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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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