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This Pakistani Girl Traveled Through Pakistan on her Bike

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Meet Zenith Ifran, a Pakistani girl who traveled through Pakistan on her bike. She traveled around numerous places in Pakistan on her motorbike. In Jun last year, she decided to visit the whole of Pakistan on her bike and that too all alone. 21 year old Zenith from Lahore says her father wanted to travel Pakistan but he couldn’t do ...

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Call for educational emergency to address educational crisis in district Diamer

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By Fida Karim Lately Alif Ailaan and ASER Pakistan have released their reports on Pakistan District Education Rankings 2016 and Annual Status of Education Report-2015 respectively. Both of these reports were showing nationwide educational attainments in terms of learning outcomes, enrollment, school infrastructure and facilities among other indicators. In this regard, I have already assessed the ASER Report-2015 and published ...

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Let’s not contaminate the paradise

Amjad Ali It is a blessing to people of areas who are surrounded by mountains and glaciers as they are amongst the very small community on this earth, who have fresh air, clean water and overall a healthy environment.  There are many areas in Pakistan which are the real paradises due to landscapes and clean environment. People from all over ...

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Continental drift: Where two worlds collide

A roadside signboard in Nagar Valley identifies the spot where the Indian and Eurasian continental plates collided creating the towering mountains. PHOTO: EXPRESS

By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: “Please stop. Stop [right] here,” a foreign tourist shouts as his vehicle snakes through the Nagar Valley en route to Hunza from Gilgit in Gilgit-Baltistan region. The man has read a roadside signboard and cannot control his excitement. “Collision Point of Continental Plates,” reads the signpost, apart from offering information about the place where the Indian and ...

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Climate Change brings sufferings

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By Amjad Ali The sound of a child’s cry broke the moments of joy while I was at Attabad Lake,my home town at Shishkat Gojal Hunza. This view of the scenic and eye catching lake between the mighty ranges of Karakorum is not less than a paradise. As the sound of the child’s cry goes louder, the far I go ...

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Infrastructure of fear

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By Aziz Ali Dad June 05, 2016 Untimely meditations On the heels of the recently proposed bill by the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) regarding permission for a husband to lightly beat his wife and prohibition on mixing of genders in schools, hospitals and offices, I had an informal discussion with female teachers at the Karakorum International University (KIU) in ...

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World Environment Day 2016: Sustaining our Wildlife

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By Rajan Kotru In a world where consumerism and materialism are increasing, the celebration of World Environment Day is a time to reflect on whether our collective behaviour needs to be modified to address challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss. This day should be used to remind us that there is only one living world, but that our ...

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Mountain biodiversity: Sustaining lives through generations

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Biodiversity in the mountains is a major source of sustenance for local communities By Janita Gurung and Neha Bisht More than a hundred and fifty years ago, the British naturalist explorer, Joseph Dalton Hooker, traversed the eastern Himalayas in and around the shadows of Mount Kangchenjunga, from Sikkim to eastern Nepal. He marveled at the rich diversity of plants and ...

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Major William Alexander Brown,MBE,Sitara e Pakistan-British Scot Leader of Gilgit Rebellion

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Major William Alexander Brown,MBE,Sitara e Pakistan-British Scot Leader of Gilgit Rebellion   Major Agha.H.Amin (Retired) , Armoured Corps About the Author Agha H. Amin , Retired Tank corps major who served in five tank regiments and commanded an independent tank squadron and served in various staff , instructional and research assignments. Presently heads think tank Centre for Study of Intelligence ...

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Hunza and Mir- Past, Present and Future

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By Amjad Ali Hunza Valley has become a brand name all over the world more prominently known as Hunza culture, Hunza foods, Hunza fruits and dry fruit, Hunza gems and stones, moreover, Hunza   is echoed for last many decades at different corner of the globe. Have we ever tried to question ourselves and find the answer? What are the factors that ...

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