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Sarfa Ranga Desert Car Rally to kick off in Skardu on Aug. 17

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SKARDU: Three days long Sarfa Ranga Desert Car Rally will start on Aug. 17 in Skardu. Spectators of the mega event will also witness a polo tournament and a boating competition in Indus River.  Local artists will also perform the local, cultural dance and entertain the audience with music at the event. In a meeting chaired by Commissioner Baltistan Division, ...

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Gilgit-Baltistan CM pays tribute to Dr. Ruth Pfau

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GILGIT: Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-Ur Rehman paid a tribute to Dr. Ruth Pfau, who died at age 87, for her meritorious service to eradicate leprosy from Gilgit-Baltistan. Hafiz Hafeez-Ur-Rehman paid a visit to the Leprosy Center in Gilgit on Friday. He announced to upgrade Gilgit Leprosy Center to a 10 beds hospital and named after Dr Ruth Pfau. He ...

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Approval for reconstruction of Raikot-Thakot section

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The federal government approved the reconstruction of raikot-thakot section of the karakoram highway under China-Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC). Official sources told Radio Pakistan that within three years 280 km long road will be built at the cost of more than Rs. 8 billion. After its completion it will boost trade and economic activities in Gilgit-Baltistan and Hazara Division. Source: The ...

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Gilgit Baltistan to get LPG Air Mix plant

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said a Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Air Mix plant would be established in Gilgit Baltistan to benefit 10,000 energy consumers. In a meeting with Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman here at the PM Office, the Prime Minister said the LPG plant would significantly reduce usage of forest wood. The ...

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MBG wins popular football league ‘GPL’ Season V 2017

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GULMIT: MBG clinched the Gulmit Premier League Season V trophy, beating Harzands 2-0. The final was played in Gulmit (Gojal, Hunza) on Sunday. Thousands of spectators watched the thrilling match between the finalists. Harzands and MBG stood out from the pool of 12 teams that played the tournament. Both teams delivered epic performances; however, MBG players demonstrated an exuberant bout ...

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PTDC plans to build 5-star hotel in Gilgit

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Islamabad: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Managing Director Ch. Abdul Ghafoor Khan met Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman where he stated that pre-fabricated structure rooms will be installed and modern facilities will be introduced in PTDC motels located in GB whereas Ski Resort will be set up at Naltar for which GB government has already allotted space of ...

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Uzma Yousaf becomes first pakistani woman to scale Spantik peak

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Uzma Yousaf on Wednesday got her name written in the record books as she became first Pakistani women to climb the 7,027 metre high Spantik peak in the Spantik-Sosbun Mountains sub-range of Karakoram in Nagar Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan.  Uzma’s was joined by other mountaineers;  Wajid Ullah Nagri, Asghar Hussain and Yaseen. Also known as Golden Peak, Spantik has gained significant ...

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Gilgit-Baltistan plans 34.5MW plant

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SKARUDU: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) has decided to establish a 34.5 megawatt (MW) project with the assistance of federal government to overcome the ongoing power crisis, Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported on Monday. “The plant will be built in Harpe village at cost of Rs9522.801 million for which the federal government will provide funds from Public Sector Development ...

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DIG Gilgit-Baltistan charged with uploading objectionable pictures of ex-wife

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FIA registered a case against DIG Junaid Arshad on former wife’s complaint ISLAMABAD – In a bizarre situation, DIG Gilgit-Baltistan has been charged with blackmailing his ex-wife by posting objectionable pictures of her on social networking sites, Geo News reported. On Monday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) registered a case against DIG Junaid Arshad following a complaint from his former spouse. She ...

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Attendants of Chinese martyrs cemetery in Gilgit honored

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ISLAMABAD: Grave-keepers of the Chinese martyrs of cemetery in Gilgit were honored here on Sunday at a ceremony held at the Chinese Embassy. The two grave-keepers, Ali Ahmad and Mansoor, have been taking care of the Martyr Cemetery in Gilgit as volunteers for decades. In recognition of their great services, they along with the members of the Volunteer Association for ...

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