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Water borne diseases on the rise in village Gulmit

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By Nasab Saeed The number of people suffering from water borne diseases is on the rise among the population of village Gulmit, Gojal, a new study by young, local activists has revealed. More than 50 percent respondent households said one or more of their family members suffered from one or another form of water borne disease, such as sore throat, ...

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Severe power outage leaves village Gulmit (Gojal) in darkness

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By Zubair Ahmed Power shortage in village Gulmit (Gojal) has left a population of 3398 in the darkness. According to local sources, the issue of power shortage has been prevalent in the village from the last few years, but has multiplied manifolds over the last one year. A recent survey by a local support organization revealed that the people of ...

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MYRO implements project ‘Digital Social Governance: Engaging Youth through Technology’

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Mountain Youth Resource and Social Welfare Organization (MYRO) conducted a week long training workshop titled Digital Social Governance: Engaging Youth Through Technology, in Gulmit, Hunza. Twenty two young men and women, hailing from different villages of Gojal valley, were trained in identifying social issues and using cell phone cameras to capture and documents issues and events in their surrounding. The ...

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Last ditch attempt: Spanish climbers missing on G-I feared dead

Last ditch attempt: Spanish climbers missing on G-I feared dead

Despite a last ditch attempt made on Friday to locate three Spanish climbers who went missing on their descent from Gasherbrum-I since Monday, Abel Alonso, Alvaro Paredes and Xevi Gómez have been officially pronounced dead. A statement from the surviving members of the expedition and their camp confirmed on Friday. “In a final attempt to locate our fellow alive, having ...

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Samina Baig to climb Seven Summits

Samina Baig to climb Seven Summits

The first Pakistani woman climber to summit the world’s highest peak Mount Everest Samina Baig has now set her eyes on the Seven Summits. Climbing the Seven Summits, which comprises of the highest peak in each of the seven continents is considered to be the world’s biggest mountaineering achievements. “I’m extremely nervous about undertaking this challenge on behalf of my ...

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Scholarship for Gilgit-Baltistan Students

Special Scholarship ‘Master Samarkand Scholarship’ has been granted for Gilgit-Baltistan Students. Share this:

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Taliban commander Adnan Rasheed urges Malala to return home, seek education in Madrassah

ADNAN RASHEED URGES TEEN ACTIVIST TO RETURN HOME

In a letter written to teen activist Malala Yousafzai, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan militant Adnan Rasheed has claimed she was not targeted for her stance on education, and urged her to return home and seek education at a local madrassah. Rasheed, the “prime target” of the Pakistani Taliban during the breakout at Bannu Prison last year, is a former member of the ...

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Landslide killed Chines Engineer

GILGIT: A Chinese engineer and a local worker were killed as a result of a landslide near the Attabad Lake, Express News reported on Tuesday. Both the labourers were working at a construction site. The local worker was identified as Zohaib Nazeer. Earlier on May 2, at least one labourer was killed and three others, including two Chinese engineers, were injured in a ...

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