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First Satranga Youth Peace Festival set for Sep. 30 – Are you ready yet?

1st satrange youth peace festival

The “First Satranga Youth Peace Festival” will be held tomorrow Sep. 30 from 4 pm to 9 pm at the Al Hamra Hall, Mall road, Lahore, according to the program organizers. A large number of young men and women from across Pakistan are expected to participate in the festival, which is aimed to promote peace, pluralism, respect for diversity and ...

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WAPDA’s powerhouse failure leaves Skardu in dark

power shortage

News Desk Breakdown in the machinery of the powerhouse of WAPDA’s phase II has left Skradu in dark, reports said Sunday. Sources suggested that it would take more than four days for the powerhouse to become operational. Phase I of the same powerhouse had already been shut down due to work at the gate of Satpara dam. The machine failure ...

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Haji Johar Ali Raki becomes uncontested president of GB Chamber of Commerce and Industries

Member of GBCC&I sitting at its head office in Gilgit, Photo: Sheri Bireno

By Sheri Bireno Haji Johar Ali Raki, a prominent businessman of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), became uncontested president of the Gilgit Baltistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (GBCC&I) after withdrawal of other presidential candidates from the run during a sitting in Gilgit on Saturday. Mr. Johar hails from Jalalabad, Gilgit. He heads the Raki traders – Importers and Exporters, based in Danyore. ...

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Undue obligation: School administration in Gilgit engages students in classroom renovation work

Students of class 9th at the Government Boys High School No. 1 Gilgit

By our reporter The school administration at the Government Boys High School No. 1 Gilgit has started forcing students to paint classroom walls themselves, instead of concentrating on their education. It is pertinent to mention here that renovation of school buildings and related tasks are clearly the duty of the school administration. Moreover, the government allocates special fund for school ...

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Chilas meeting: Diamer Jirga vows to help GB government tackle militancy

diamer quomi jirga

News Desk The Diamer Quomi Jirga has once again vowed to extend full assistance to the government of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) to eradicate militancy from the region, reports said Thursday. Officials of the GB administration held a high level meeting with members of the Diamer Quomi Jirga in which both sides agreed to work in collaboration to craft a strategy to ...

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Breaking: LPG cylinder explosion sets ablaze shops, restaurant in Aliabad Hunza

fire in hunza

Report by Aslam Pamiri Updated: Reports say that FOCUS trained volunteers played leading role to control the fire. Moreover, the people have demanded that the government immediately establish district municipality and branch of Rescue 1122 in Hunza Nagar district. Report: LPG cylinder explosion at a restaurant has set ablaze at least 5-6 shops in Aliabad, Hunza, Mountain TV reported. Meanwhile, ...

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KIU students, teachers hold candlelight vigil for Peshawar church bombing victims

candlelight vigil

By our reporter Photos: Tanveer Ahmed Students and teachers of the Karakoram International University (KIU), Gilgit, held candlelight vigil at the university campus for the victims of Peshawar Church bombing that left dead more than 80 and wounded at least 120 people. According to our correspondent, dozens of students and teachers from almost all department of the university participated in ...

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Youth of Gilgit-Baltistan to participate in First Satranga Youth Peace Festival


The “First Satranga Youth Peace Festival” has been scheduled to be held on September 30 at the Al Hamra Hall, Mall road, Lahore, announced the program organizers on Sunday. The festival will be held from 4 pm to 9 pm, the organizers said. The festival is being organized by a youth led organization, Satranga Cultural Development Organization, with the aim ...

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Karimabad Scouts Band bags first prize in Gilgit Mela Marching Band 2013

Gilgit Mela Marching Band 2013, Photo: Goher Roy

News Desk Karimabad Scouts Band bagged the top prize in the Scottish style bagpipes and drums band competition, dubbed as “Gilgit Mela Marching Band 2013,” held in Gilgit today, our correspondent reported. The event, which was the greatest battle of bands in history of GB, was attended by 13 pipes bands in addition to three brass bands from across Gilgit ...

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Chilas: Long stalled passport office creates concerns among locals, business community

pakistani passport

By Didar Ali Work on the new passport office for Diamer district that was planned to become operational in Chilas continues to remain frozen despite the procurement and delivery of office equipments and necessary items, reports said Saturday. The issue has prompted concerns among locals and the business community of Diamer district. According to reports, concerned authorities have stalled the ...

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