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Welcoming spring: Traditional G-B tunes celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity

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ISLAMABAD: With traditional music from Gilgit-Baltistan filling the cool Islamabad air, the notes were at odds with the setting of Australian flags all around. But that was precisely the message which the Australian High Commission wished to convey, the cultural diversity that the country had to offer as it celebrated the Australia Day in Spring 2017. The colourful, cultural evening at ...

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Constitutional status: AJK has consented to granting G-B province status

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GILGIT: In what appears to be a push to get over the final hurdle, Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman claimed on Sunday that leadership of Azad Jammu and Kashmir had consented to the idea of granting constitutional status to G-B. Rehman’s comments came days after Indian media created hype quoting certain Kashmiri leaders who are opposed to changing G-B’s constitutional ...

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Climate Change Bill Enacted in Pakistan

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AMIN YUSUFZAI Senate passed on Friday the Pakistan Climate Change Bill into law in its sitting, paving the way for strengthening the country’s institutional ability and propping up efforts to cope with delirious impacts of climate change on various socio-economic sectors, particularly agriculture, water and health. The Federal Minister for Climate Change and Law & Justice, Senator Zahid Hamid, introduced ...

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Kashmir separatists warn Pakistan against ‘annexing’ Gilgit-Baltistan

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Kashmir’s separatist leadership on Friday flayed a reported proposal by Pakistan to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth province, and asked it to desist from embarking on a needless “adventure of annexation”. Both moderate and hardline separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, issued a joint statement terming any proposal to declare Giglit-Baltistan as the ...

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Owners from Gilgit-Baltistan reluctant to surrender land for CPEC

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Some land owners have filed a complaint before Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif against the forced acquisition of the land they inherited for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project by the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) administration. The land in question, which is surrounded by the Himalayas and the Karakoram and Hindu Kush ranges, has been selected for the Special Economic Zone of ...

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Windfall: CPEC Council to build orphanage in Gilgit

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: As part of the multi-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), an organisation formed last year would build an orphanage in Gilgit. Moreover, the organisation would conduct a survey along the corridor’s route to identify where schools and hospitals were required. “A technical team is scheduled to arrive in Gilgit shortly to conduct a survey,” said CPEC Council’s Gilgit ...

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Slain Peace Activist: Gilgit to remember Saifur Rehman

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GILGIT: PML-N Gilgit-Baltistan chapter will observe the anniversary of its founding member, Saifur Rehman, as a day to renew the pledge for peace or “Youm-e-Tajdeed-e-Ehd-e-Aamn” on March 19. Officer bearers of PML-N Gilgit, Muslim Students Federation Gilgit and Labour Wing Gilgit met with G-B Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman on Monday to plan for the anniversary. Saifur Rehman, the late brother of ...

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GB is Pakistan’s largest apricot-producing region

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GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan is one of the most beautiful regions of Pakistan. Nature has gifted this region with immense beauty and blessings, including the highest peaks, lakes, largest glaciers, rivers and variety of fruits. One of the most precious gifts by Allah Almighty is the blessing of apricot, the major one among the variety of fruits in Gilgit Baltistan. The region is ...

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Govt set to convert Gilgit Baltistan into fifth province

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The government has decided to convert Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) into a fifth province of Pakistan. According to Geo news, Inter-Provincial Coordination Minister Riaz Hussain Pirzadar has said that a committee headed by Special Assistant to Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz had proposed giving the status of a province to GB. The government has approved the suggestion. Pirzada added that a bill to amend ...

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Government decides to make GB the 5th province of Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD – The government has decided to convert the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) into the fifth province of Pakistan. Geo news quoting Inter-Provincial Coordination Minister Riaz Hussain Pirzadar said that a committee headed by Special Assistant to Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz had proposed giving the status of a province to GB. The government has approved the suggestion. Pirzada added that a bill ...

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