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Federal government allocates Rs. 13.78bn for Diamer-Basha Dam, Chairman WAPDA says

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Islamabad has apportioned around Rs. 13.78 billion for the Diamer-Basha Dam project in the current fiscal year, said Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Raghib Shah. He added that work on the project, which would produce 4500 mega watt electricity, has been expedited and the project is being treated as a priority. Mr. Shah expressed his views on ...

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Gilgit on high alert – Clerics banned from entering the region

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The government has imposed section 144 in Gilgit as Muharram approached. The move comes as several quarters in Gilgit Baltistan allege that militants of Tehreek e Taliban have warned to target Shia Community in Gilgit Baltistan during Muharram. According to sources, law enforcement agencies have banned religious clerics from outside Gilgit-Baltistan from entering the region until the end of Muharram. ...

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Strategic plan for Mountain Agricultural Research Centre Gilgit lauched in Islamabad

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News Desk The Strategic Plan for Mountain Agricultural Research Centre Gilgit was launched at Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC), Islamabad, by the Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan. The plan comes with a larger mission to develop, nurture and promote the agriculture sector in the mountain areas of Pakistan, particularly Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral. Authorities at PARC said the strategic plan is intended to ensure ‘food ...

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Gilgit-Baltistan youth residing in Lahore celebrate GB Independence day


Lahore: Report by Fazal Abass : Gilgit Baltistan Youth Council organized a program in Lahore to celebrate the Independence Day of Gilgit-Baltistan.  A large number of youth, professionals, social workers and activists participated in the gathering. The venue was provided by Pakistan People’s Party Secretariat and some political leaders from PPPP participated in the session. The political leaders highlighted the ...

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Gojal: SCO starts work to provide cellular service in Chipurson Valley


News Desk The Special Communications Organization (SCO) is reportedly working to start cellular service in the strategically located Chipurson Valley, Gojal. According to sources, work has already been started to erect a cellular tower and install other necessary equipments in village Rasheet. Local volunteers from Rasheet have also reportedly offered two days services to expedite work on the project before ...

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GB Formanities celebrate Independence Day


  Lahore: Students of Gilgit-Baltistan studying in Forman Christian College University Lahore celebrated independence day of Gilgit-Baltisan in their institution premises. Some seniors and professionals belonging from GB were also invited to take part in the ceremony. Students in their speech aimed to be united and continue struggle for the constitutional rights of Gilgit-Baltistan. Seniors highlighted the struggle and sacrifices ...

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GBYC Programme Postoned till Mohararam


Lahore: Gilgit-Baltitan Youth Council has postponed the program of Independence day of Gilgit -Baltistan scheduled today in Lahore. In a statement by the executive meeting of GBYC, it is said that the decision has been taken after a meeting between GBYC and  Government officials.According to our source the decision has been taken on the recommendation of Government administration keeping in ...

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Virtual Khowar Keyboard

Chitrali invented Virtual Khowar Keyboard.

    Karach: Akber Ali Khowar Language and Cultural Researcher, poet, computer scientist, author of several books and freelance journalist Rehmat Aziz Chitrali with the collaboration of Khowar Academy, Chitral Vision, Wikimedia Foundation and Branah Company has recently invented a Virtual Khowar Keyboard for khowar language spoken in Northern valleys of Pakistan i.e. Chitral, Swat, Ghizer(Gilgit-Baltistan) , Sheghnan(Afghanistan), Chatur(India) and ...

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Hunza: Water channel erosion in Hassanabad blocks KKH, poses threat to settlement

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Report by Aslam Pamiri Erosion of a water channel in Hassanabad, Hunza, has blocked the Karakoram Highway, hampering traffic flow on the highway besides posing threat to a settlement of 5-6 houses located below the KKH. The stream of water flowing from the water channel across a mountain above the KKH is continuously carving pathways down the KKH. The eroded water channel is ...

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Barjees Tahir: “My government will transform Attabad Lake, adjoining areas into tourist spot”

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By our correspondent Photo: Adil Shah Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Mr. Barjees Tahir said the federal government will transform the Attabad Lake and its surrounding villages into a large tourist spot. Mr. Barjees Tahir made the announcement in village Gulmit, Gojal, today at the end of the closing ceremony of Silk Route Festival 2013. The minister ...

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