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Youngsters breathe new life into Gilgit-Baltistan folk styles

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Traditional music and poetry in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) has been dying a slow death in recent years. However, renewed interest from locals and educated youth has seen reins of the ‘dying art’ taken up again. The shift from traditional singers to educated youth has come during the past decade when sectarian extremism squeezed out the traditional singers. The ...

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Gupis: OEC organizes meet-up of IFL scholars and their parents

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GUPIS: Organization for Educational Change (OEC) conducted a get-together with its scholars in Gupis, Ghizer on Sunday 15th January 2017. This session was led mainly by the senior executive member Kamal Ud Din who did a remarkable job in pulling it off in the harsh weather of the regions. The purpose of the session was not only to meet IFL ...

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AL Amyn Model School Gulmit Hunza announces admission 2017-18

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(PR) Al Amyn Model School Gulmit announces admissions for classes ECD to Prep 9th for the academic session 2017-18. The administration announced the admission open for the new academic year in a press release. Application forms are available in the admin office during school hours and students will have to go through test and interview to be eligible for admission ...

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Traditional theatre warming up Gilgit’s cold streets

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Hasan stands outside a house in a Gilgit street. He is visibly nervous. “Should I knock on the door,” he hesitantly asks a group of boys surrounding him. “Yes you have to,” replies a boy in the group. Excited to be doing it for the first time, Hasan pulled down his mask and knocks on the door. ...

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Solar Water Pumping from Hunza River enhances local livelihoods

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A solar pumping system to irrigate the newly developed orchards along the Hunza River using drip irrigation in Upper Gojal, Gilgit-Baltistan. It is the first attempt to pilot solar water pumping and micro-irrigation in the arid region under project ‘Agricultural Water, Energy and Hazard Management in the Upper Indus Basin for Improved Livelihood’. The solar water pumping and micro-irrigation systems ...

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ELETRONIC MEDIA AS A TOOL OF RAISING AWARNESS AMONG RURAL COMMUNITY IN TEHSIL GULMIT, DISTRIC HUNZA

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ELECTRONIC MEDIA AS A TOOL OF RAISING AWARNESS AMONG RURAL COMMUNITY IN TEHSIL GULMIT GOJAL, DISTRICT HUNZA By Bibi Nazeer Department of Sociology Quaid-i-Azam university, ISLAMABAD   Click here to access the dissertation: ELETRONIC MEDIA AS A TOOL OF RAISING AWERNESS AMONG RURAL COMMUNITY IN TEHSIL GULMIT, DISTRIC HUNZA Share this:

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Excelling in field: G-B’s pioneering doctor remembered

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: For those who admired his work, the memory of Dr Ejaz Tahseen, a pioneering medical doctor from Gilgit-Baltistan, still remains afresh. Tahseen passed away on May 21, 2014, at the age of 80. He was one of the leading doctors in G-B and completed his MBBS from Khyber Medical College in Peshawar in 1969. After he graduated, ...

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“Help your self”-people of Gilgit Baltistan

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By Amjad Ali   This is evident and an experienced truth about Pakistan particularly about GB, those who garbed the power by the vote of public have ultimately forgotten the promises made to the public. It has also been witnessed that once in power; they not just forget their commitments but also abuse people by the same power. For last ...

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A letter to the Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan

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Dear CM, Gilgit Baltistan, We hope our letter finds you in a good health.  We have dared and gathered the courage to write to you to share some concerns and expectations which have remained unexpressed for a long time. There are many reasons and factors that couldn’t make us express our concerns and grieve, one of the major reasons is ...

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Suicidal Tendencies in Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan

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 By Nisar Ahmed Suicide is the act of hurting oneself with the desire to take one’s own life (Reyes, et al. 2015). It is a serious health issue and one of the major factor of death for people of all ages (Taliaferro, et al. 2012) The World Health Organization defines suicide as “the act of intentionally killing oneself” (Shah and ...

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