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China’s constructive approach for regional development

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By Shakeel Ahmed China’s rapid advancement has put the effort on the relations; it deals with its neighbors. Particular national interests and the large social and political diversity in the region make the advancement of regional community a complex and soft mission. China has the largest number of neighbor’s 14 sharing its 22,000 km land borders namely: North Korea, Russia, Mongolia, ...

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Trout fishing season kicks off in Gilgit

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GILGIT: Trout fishing season has kicked off in Gilgit, and it will continue up to Oct. 10 this year. Seasonal license for catching one of the world’s fascinating fish (Trout) can be obtained from the office of the assistant director of fisheries in Gilgit. The fisheries department has also announced the availability of daily Trout angling license for fishing enthusiasts. If you want ...

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Diamer district reports polio case of 2017

A fresh case of polio disease was reported on Saturday in Diamer district of Gilgit- Baltistan after a gap of six years. According to GB health department officials, the National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad, confirmed poliovirus in 14-month-old Nisar Ahmed, a resident of Thore valley of district Diamer. GB had been declared free of polio virus in 2012. An ...

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Families affected by KKH upgrade project demand compensation

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The families affected by Karakoram Highway upgrade project in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) have given a one-month ultimatum to the government for payment of outstanding dues. “We will block the traffic on the highway from April 10 onwards,” said representatives of the affected families while addressing a press conference in Gilgit. The press conference was addressed by Jehangir Khan, ...

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Appointments on clerical positions not based on merit in education department Hunza

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Participants has claimed that the appointments on clerical positions were not held on merit.  There was political interference in the education department in the hiring. Participants were not selected according to the marks got in test. It is also been noticed that the education department has not advertised all the clerical positions. Contact basis clerks are still working on these various positions. They ...

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In a Man’s World, Gilgit’s First Female Judge Continues to Break Stereotypes

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AMAL HASHIM Whatever conservative conceptions you had of the province of Gilgit Baltistan should be removed by now because the region has managed to have its first female judge since 2006. And she is definitely someone you do not want to cross. Her court is one of the strictest in the region with everyone following the proper decorum at all ...

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PTCL, China Telecom Global ink MoU to establish new optical fiber network through GB

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HONG KONG: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and China Telecom Global (CTG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will make it possible for establishment of an optical fibre network that will run through many underserved areas of Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Azad Kashmir. The MoU was signed by Mr. Sikandar Naqi, Chief Business Development Officer, PTCL and Mr. ...

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Match not made in heaven: Lolly’s guardians growl at commoner’s proposal

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) wildlife department may have averted an exercise in futility. Although the parties involved may beg to differ. Lolly, a female snow leopard who has been in captivity in G-B for the past four years, was recently courted by another leopard from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), officials said on Sunday. The proposal, however, was turned down by ...

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Ex-G-B governor allegedly spent millions for transportation, stationery

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The regional public accounts committee (PAC) has detected irregularities in the money spent by a former governor of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B). The findings had been shared with members of the PAC chaired by Sikandar Ali on Friday. During the meeting, parliamentarians discussed audit paras for the year 2012-14. They noted that the then G-B governor Pir Karam Shah ...

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Gojal: Taghm festival celebrated in Gulmit

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GULMIT: Taghm festival was celebrated in village Gulmit of Gojal Valley today.The festival marks the start of the spring and farming season in the village. A large number of people, including the elderly and children, attended the colorful event, which is celebrated every year. The people of Gulmit in particular, and those of Gojal Valley in general, have perfectly preserved the ...

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