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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

ILLEGAL APPOINTMENTS

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

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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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Diamer incident militants were trained in Miramshah

A Socio-Political Study of Gilgit Baltistan Province

News Desk Militants who shot dead 10 foreign tourists and their local guide near Nanga Parbat base camp, Diamer (Gilgit-Baltistan) in June had been trained in Miramshah, North Waziristan, Home Secretary of GB Dr. Ata-ur-Rehman said in a briefing to the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. Mr. Rehman also said that the militants belonged to the Pakistan Taliban (TTP). Dr. Rehman also ...

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Pakistan Muslim League (N) starts re-organization in Gojal Hunza

Group photo of PML(N) supporters in Gulmit at the end of the meeting

Report by Fazal Abass          Photos: Ali Ahmed A delegation consisting of Muslim League (N) leaders from central Hunza, activists, members of Muslim Students Federation and supporters visited Gojal today to organize the party structure in the region. A meeting was held at Gulmit Tourist Inn where a large number of Muslim league supporters participated. The party members ...

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The holy Chinese are exempted from electricity load shedding in Gojal Valley

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News Desk The people of Gojal have lately been facing extensive power load shedding that has left the valley in dark and adversely affected domestic and commercial activities. According to sources, load shedding in the valley has become rampant since the GB Power and Water Department decided to supply electricity to the Chinese construction workers’ camps across the valley. Provision ...

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