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Suicidal Tendencies in Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan

Suicide in Gilgit Baltistan

 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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Gold rush is on in Gilgit-Baltistan

A man looks for gold wafers in the river of Gilgit-Dawn

A  man looks for gold wafers in the sand on the bank of Gilgit River.—Dawn GILGIT: The traditional practice of separating gold from sand along the rivers is still alive in Gilgit-Baltistan. Hundreds of families of a tribe called Sonewal in Shina language and Mowaan in Brosheski earn a livelihood by collecting gold specks from the sand accumulated along river ...

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Over the horizon: Gilgit-Baltistan’s jack of all trades

Amin Zia, Photo- Shabbir Mir

By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Gilgit may have produced many famous personalities, but Amin Zia stands apart with his versatility and dynamism. Zia, 70, is not only an author, a former radio jockey (RJ), reporter, instructor but also a photographer and a loving father. Literary realm Zia is the man behind Saan – first ever Shina anthology published in 1974. Shina is ...

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Gojal Valley deprived of political rights

Photo: Gulmit Gojal

By Tariq Rahim Baig Tehsil Gojal, being the largest tehsil of Gilgit Baltistan has an economic importance in the region. Tehsil Gojal situated in the most upper part of Pakistan, stirring the border with China is a business hub for Pak China Economic Corridor. The people of the valley are frustrated by the non-serious attitude of the political leaders despite ...

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Nightmare is over: Attabad Disaster Reflection

PC: Faiz Ali

Tariq Rahim Baig I should neither congratulate on the opening of new tunnel at Attabad area nor should I deny the hardships, that have been faced by the people of upper Hunza, Gojal. We should be thankful to God almighty first then those who in any aspects contributed for the people of the area. What has been done, the hardships ...

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Combating drug abuse: Passu Cricket League all set to kick start

passu cricket league

By Isar Sallahuddin Passu Cricket League will start from 5th July at Passu cricket ground. Nine teams from Passu will take part in the tournament. Passu Cricket League (PCL), previously named as Passu Premier League, is a mega cricket event organized at village level by Ismaili Boy Scouts Group Passu, with the collaboration of Passu Students Assocation (PSA). The event ...

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Waiting for connection: The grass is greener on the other side


By Shabbir Mir / Photo: Shabbir Mir With donkeys and horses the only mode of transportation, the six-kilometre track leading from the scenic Ghizer Valley to Mayoon village is straight out of the medieval era. However, the year is 2015 and the troubles faced by people from the virtually disconnected village are in line with the current day. There are mouths to be ...

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10 places in Gilgit-Baltistan to visit this summer

gojal valley

Want to run away from the scorching heat of Pakistani metropolis? Visit these 10 amazing places in Gilgit-Baltistan this summer. 1. Gojal Valley 2. Hunza Valley 3. Phandar Valley 4. Skardu 6. Naltar Valley 7. Shigar Valley 8. Fairy Meadows, Diamer 9. Yasin Valley 10. Gupis Valley Share this:

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Health facilities in Tehsil Gojal-A huge dilemma

Gojal Health Service Dilemna

Tariq Rahim Baig Tehsil Gojal located at the upper most part of Gilgit Baltistan with a population of about 25,000 tenants, has its importance through the Pak China trade route. Tehsil Gojal has its border meeting China through Khunjerab Pass and other connecting Afghanistan in Chipurson Valley.  Tehsil Gojal being the largest tehsil in GB has been neglected by the ...

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Gojal celebrates protection, conservation of wildlife day

Gojal: protection, conservation of wildlife day

The international wild life day was celebrated in Gojal (The Upper Hunza Valley). In a rally the message is been convey that “It is time to get serious about wildlife crime”. The gathering was organized by WWF, KVO, KNP, GRSO and SKYDO. The local school students also participated in the rally. They call protection for the wild life in the ...

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