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2017 Shandur Polo Festival to start on July 29

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The 2017 Shandur Polo festival is all set to kick off on July 29. A total of five teams each from Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral will take part in the three days long freestyle polo showdown. Meanwhile, a 23 members polo team from GB has reached Phander in Ghizer valley for the purpose of practice. The festival held at the world’s ...

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A recognition of excellence: AKU-EB’s students triumph in Pakistan’s educational landscape

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Press Release Despite being a relatively young institution, the Aga Khan University Examination Board has repeatedly proved that its students are capable of attaining success by virtue of the quality education that they receive during their secondary school education. While our annual results and internal student accomplishments have always been a source of pride for us, this year’s May 2017 ...

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Gilgit-Baltistan: PIA to initiate special flights

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Islamabad: Advisor to Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan Friday said special flights of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) would soon be started for Gilgit and Skardu to boost tourism in the northern areas. The announcement came after a meeting between Mehtab and Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman on Friday. PIA will also collaborate with G-B ...

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My Friends And I Were Sexually Harassed In Skardu. And None Of It Came From The Locals

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By Wishal Raheel I recently came across a post about a girl getting harassed by some men while visiting the Khunjerab Pass. Basically, a girl who was travelling with her husband via a travel group was cornered and forced to take selfies with a group of men who thought there was no harm in committing such an atrocity. I couldn’t ...

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Gilgit-Skardu Road blocked due to landslides

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GILGIT: Heavy landslides have blocked the Gilgit-Skardu Road (S-1) at eleven different locations over the past two days, however, the road blocks at five locations have so far been cleared, the National Disaster Management Authority said on Friday. The landslides came after a spell of heavy rain in the region. Authorities, though, are working to clear the road blocks. Tourists too ...

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‘We have to be a generous society,’ says the Aga Khan on his Diamond Jubilee

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Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, the 49th Imam of the Shia Ismailis, celebrates 60 years today since he inherited the leadership of his community from his grandfather and became the Aga Khan. Prince Karim is best known for a life dedicated to social services for some of the most underprivileged communities in Asia and Africa. He is the founder and ...

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GBLA 4 Nagar by-election: Javed Hussain of PPP claims victory

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NAGAR: Javed Hussian of the Pakistan Peoples Party has claimed victory by bagging 6,439 votes in the GBLA-4 Nagar bi-election, unofficial results indicate. Mr. Baqir, representing the Islami Tehreek, has reportedly secured the second position in the by-election by obtaining 5,519 votes. The seat in the G-B Legislative Assembly GBLA-4 had fallen vacant after its incumbent, senior ITP leader Muhammad ...

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Serena Hotels Hunza Marathon 2017 Draws Hundreds

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HUNZA: Serena Hotels under the banner of Sports Diplomacy and Pakistan Youth Outreach hosted the 2nd Serena Hotels Hunza Marathon 2017 to raise environmental awareness as the marathon slogan for the year was “Say No to Pollution”. The event consisted of a 42 km full-marathon for professionals and a 10 km and 5 km half-marathon for amateurs. Gear for the ...

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GB forest department launches plantation drive in Moorkhoon

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By Didar Karim Moorkhoon: The Gilgit-Baltistan forest department has initiated plantation drive across the region. Six thousand Deodara saplings were recently planted in Moorkhoon village under the initiative. The plantation drive is a part of the eight years long Green Pakistan project. DFO Raja M. Arif and RFO Zahid inaugurated the plantation in collaboration with the local community. The project ...

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Prime minister to visit Gilgit on July 20, announce constitutional package for GB

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ISLAMABAD: After receiving the recommendation of a committee headed by Sartaj Aziz, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has constituted another high-powered committee to finalise the proposals for constitutional reforms in Gilgit Baltistan within next 20 days. A spokesperson to Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafeezur Rehman told Pakistan Today that the new committee was formed after a detailed meeting between the prime minister ...

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