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Significance of CPEC

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In Pakistan, the significance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is poorly understood. The Straits of Malacca connect China with global trade through an expansive 12,000km sea route. Then, to transport their goods to the Xingjiang region, the Chinese must travel another 3,500km over land. A quarter of the world’s, and most of China’s oil, passes through the Straits, whose ...

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UBUNTU-‘I am because we are!

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By Amjad Ali I am happy to see you all read my blog again after quite a long break. Breaks are important to take as they refresh us and fill us with new energies and ideas. The day I left for my home town Hunza, Pakistan, I made a commitment with myself not to write on these vacation days; instead, ...

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As a GBLA -6 constituency voter, who shall I vote for?

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By Muhammad Pannah Situated in the north of Gilgit, Hunza is located in a key geostrategic position. It shared borders with Afghanistan to the west and China to the north. It was the junction point of the ancient silk route caravans that was for several hundred years used to supply goods in the subcontinent and European countries. Hunza’s geostrategic significance has witnessed a boom since the ...

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STATUS OF WOMEN IN OUR SOCIETY

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 By Arfa Sadru As we are born and fragmented into the Muslim culture and civilization. Islam, the religion of peace and divinity provided the sacred place to women in every sphere of life. It positioned women with the highest dignity. It placed a woman shielded and protected by her family and then her life partner. She has rights and responsibilities to ...

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Rural education challenges in Gligit Baltistan

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By Shakeel Ahmed Majority population in Gilgit baltistan still lives in villages and so the topic of rural education in region is of utmost significance. A surveys shows that even though the number of rural students attending schools is rising but more than half of the students in fifth grade are unable to read a second grade text book and ...

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G-B Council elections declared illegal

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GILGIT: An election tribunal declared the Gilgit-Baltistan Council elections as illegal. It has asked the G-B election commission to hold the polling process afresh. The G-B Council elections were held in April through a show of hands. This was challenged by a candidate Ali Haider through his lawyer Advocate Amjad Hussain, who is also president of Pakistan Peoples Party in G-B. ...

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Mountains are calling but here is the turning point!

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June 30,2016 By Amjad Ali We the people from Gilgit-Baltistan living in the cities visit our homeland and native villages quite after a long time. There are many who visit after years. Some are called by the mountains some by their parents and some by their Mother land. Anyhow, whenever the locals go back to their homes they come across ...

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Men amongst mountains with Baqir Mehdi

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BAQIR MEHDI, A TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHER, GRADUATED FROM NCA IN FILM AND TV, WITH A DISTINCTION FOR HIS THESIS DOCUMENTARY ‘ME, CHABBAR AND ABBU CHACHU’. HE DOCUMENTS HIS TRAVEL THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS OF THE VALLEY OF MISGAR, TELLING US ABOUT THE CONVERSATIONS OF MEN AMONGST THE MOUNTAINS AND THE HOSPITALITY OF THE NATIVES. “Im more of a documentary photographer and I ...

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Pakistan’s last 200 snow leopards — and one man’s unrelenting efforts to save them

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RINA SAEED KHAN The first time I saw the magnificent snow leopard was on film. BBC’s Planet Earth series aired some incredibly beautiful footage of a snow leopard stalking its prey in the wild. On the craggy cliffs of Chitral, the animal leaped over the rocks in search of a Markhor. Never before had the elusive leopard been caught hunting ...

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Ganish settlement lying in wait to reveal secrets

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Ganish, as locals pronounce it, is said to be one of the earliest settlements on the ancient silk route. This settlement was inhabited by 10th century caravans. Shish Kin, a Chinese visitor, said his ancestors belonged to this region. “Awesome, it just took me back to medieval times,” a tourist remarks as he walks down a narrow ...

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