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Prime Minister’s Program for Youth set for launch in GB, across Pakistan on Monday


News Desk The Prime Minister’s Program for Youth is all set to launch in Gilgit-Baltistan and across the country on Monday, Nov. 2, said PML (N) Chief Organizer Gilgit-Baltistan, Hafeez-Ur-Rehman. Mr. Hafeez further said that application forms for the youth program will be available at all National Bank branches throughout GB from Monday. He further noted that business loans will ...

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Chief Secretary of GB: Silk Route Festival 2014 will be organized as ‘Mega Event’


News Desk Chief Secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan, Younas Dhaga, has said that the government of GB will organize Silk Route Festival 2014 as a mega event. Mr. Dhaga expressed these views during a meeting with the stakeholders, representatives of NGOs and media persons regarding the Silk Route Festival 2013, which was organized the previous month. The chief secretary further said that ...

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Failure to form new districts: Thousands protest against GB government in Skardu

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News Desk Thousands of people in Skardu took to the roads to protest against what they called was the government’s duplicity on the matter of formation of new districts. The demonstrators warned that if the government of Gilgit-Baltistan does not immediately deliver upon its pledge to form new district, they’ll have to face dire consequences. It is pertinent to mention ...

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Pakistan to get approval from UNESCO for biosphere reserve in the Karakoram-Pamir region of Gilgit-Baltistan

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News Desk The government of Pakistan has planned to get approval of declaration and protection for a biosphere reserve in the Karakoram-Pamir region of Gilgit-Baltistan from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). If materialized, it would be the third biosphere reserve of Pakistan. According to a statement by Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid, the government ...

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Illegal appointments: Inquiry committee starts scrutiny of 1,300 teachers in Gilgit region


News Desk Authorities have launched a full fledge inquiry into the illegal appointment of about 1,300 teachers in government owned educational institutions in Gilgit region, reports said Friday. An inquiry committee formed by the government of Gilgit-Baltistan to look into the illegal appointment of teachers has asked the DDOs to produce the records of teachers and other staff members of ...

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Video report of Agriculture workshop- Hunza

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Report by Karim Salman: Majority of Hunza/Nagar people are connected and dependent on  agriculture and the commercial aspect of it has great importance on the economy of the region. Agriculture Department Gilgit-Baltistan with the cooperation of Japan International Cooperation Agency conducted two days workshop in Hunza to aware the farmers of the Hunza/Nagar about the commercial aspect of agriculture and ...

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7 Summits on 7 Continents: Samina Baig, Mirza Ali all set to leave for Adventure Diplomacy Expedition

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News Desk Samina Baig, who became the first Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest in May this year, is all set to leave for Adventure Diplomacy Expedition, together with her brother Mirza Ali Baig. Under the expedition, the two sibling climbers will attempt the Seven Summits on the world’s seven continents. “’Adventure Diplomacy’ connecting and empowering women through mountain adventure, also to promote the fallen ...

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GB Education Department revokes illegal appointments of 183 teachers


News Desk The Gilgit-Baltistan Education Department has revoked the appointments of at least 183 teachers, who were illegally inducted in different public educational institutions. Reports say that the decision came after a report was presented to the government by the GB home secretary’s office. Notification has already been issued about cancellation of the appointments; however, the fired teachers have threatened ...

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Asad Zaidi’s murder case: GB Chief Court acquits seven people

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News Desk A court in Gilgit-Baltistan cleared the names of seven people allegedly involved in the murder of Asad Zaidi, former deputy speaker of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly, then Northern Areas Legislative Assembly, in April 2009. His associate, a resident of Diamer Valley, was also murdered in the incident. According to reports, GB Chief Court Justices Wazir Shakil and Muhammad Alam ...

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GB government rejects federal government’s decision to withdraw wheat subsidy

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News Desk The government of Gilgit-Baltistan has brushed aside the federal government’s decision to pull out subsidy on wheat for the region. The decision came at the GB government’s cabinet meeting, which was chaired by GB Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah. It is pertinent to mention here that GB has been receiving at least two million subsidized wheat bags yearly ...

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