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Match not made in heaven: Lolly’s guardians growl at commoner’s proposal

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) wildlife department may have averted an exercise in futility. Although the parties involved may beg to differ. Lolly, a female snow leopard who has been in captivity in G-B for the past four years, was recently courted by another leopard from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), officials said on Sunday. The proposal, however, was turned down by ...

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Ex-G-B governor allegedly spent millions for transportation, stationery

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The regional public accounts committee (PAC) has detected irregularities in the money spent by a former governor of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B). The findings had been shared with members of the PAC chaired by Sikandar Ali on Friday. During the meeting, parliamentarians discussed audit paras for the year 2012-14. They noted that the then G-B governor Pir Karam Shah ...

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Gojal: Taghm festival celebrated in Gulmit

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GULMIT: Taghm festival was celebrated in village Gulmit of Gojal Valley today.The festival marks the start of the spring and farming season in the village. A large number of people, including the elderly and children, attended the colorful event, which is celebrated every year. The people of Gulmit in particular, and those of Gojal Valley in general, have perfectly preserved the ...

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Hafeez ur Rehman: ‘PCB will construct international level cricket stadium in Skardu’

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GILGIT: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will construct international level cricket stadium in Skardu, said Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman on Saturday. The chief minister made the announcement at a briefing session arranged by the administration of Baltistan division. Mr. Hafeez further said that a cricket team of Gilgit-Baltistan will take part in the 2018 Pakistan Super League (PSL). The CM also directed the ...

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Human rights in GB: HRCP takes federal government to task

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Asma demands region’s integration into Pakistan, points out weaknesses in self-governance order ‘No separatists in GB, only movement to recognise their territory as part of Pakistan’ The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Friday launched a fact-finding report on Gilgit-Baltistan, recommending provisional constitutional status that will lead to a permanent provincial status to the region. Addressing the launching ceremony ...

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Five years on: Gilgit court sentences target killer to death

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GILGIT: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Gilgit handed the death penalty to a man who was involved in a murder which triggered large-scale sectarian violence in the region five years ago. ATC awarded death penalty to Hidayat Hussain while Imran Hussain was sentenced to 27 years jail. The judge also imposed a fine of Rs0.4 million on each of the convicts. ...

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Utility fruit: Apricot – the agrarian lifeblood of Gilgit Baltistan

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In a region devoid of any large-scale agriculture, apricot has been the biggest agrarian lifeline for residents of the mountain-locked Gilgit-Baltistan for centuries. With the arrival of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), locals are expecting a boost for their main cash crop. According to G-B Agriculture Department Director Fazlur Rehman, there are around 2.97 million apricot trees in the region, while ...

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محکمہ پولیس میں حالیہ بھرتیاں میرٹ کے خلاف کی گئی ہیں،تحریک انصاف گلگت بلتستان کے جنرل سیکرٹری فتح اللہ خان

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سکردو(چیف رپورٹر)تحریک انصاف گلگت بلتستان کے جنرل سیکرٹری فتح اللہ خان نے کہا ہے کہ محکمہ پولیس میں حالیہ بھرتیاں میرٹ کے خلاف کی گئی ہیں جو12لڑکے دوڑمیں فیل ہوگئے تھے انہیں کس طرح بھرتی کیاگیا ۔کسی کو پتہ نہیں اگر ہماری باتیں غلط ہیں تو جن بارہ لڑکوں کے بارے میں شکایات سامنے آئی ہیں ان سے دوبارہ ٹیسٹ ...

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G-B folk singers perform in UAE

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Folk singers from Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) enthralled their compatriots this week in the United Arab Emirates as they showcased their musical talent. The musical show which was held in Dubai last Friday was the first of its kind in the country where a sizable diaspora from G-B has settled. At least 1,000 people witnessed the show in an ...

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In Gojal, two goats were used to lure snow leopard on prowl

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: As a snow leopard went on a rampage in Gojal valley killing dozens of livestock and terrorising the residents, the locals gathered to lay down an elaborate trap to snare the wildcat. The cat was finally caught four days ago after hectic efforts before being safely released into the Khunjerab National Park on Friday. The trap Residents ...

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