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Economic Transformation Initiative: Gilgit-Baltistan to make 50,000 acres of land cultivable

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) government Tuesday formally launched a $120 million agriculture development project which would help irrigate around 50,000 acres of barren land in the mountainous region. The seven-year project, called the Economic Transformation Initiative, has been co-funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). “This is the biggest agri-development project of G-B and we are hopeful ...

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PIA Cancels More Flights as Northern Airspace Restrictions Continue

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Pakistan International Airline has canceled more flights to and from Gilgit and Skardu as Civil Aviation Authorities are yet to lift restrictions for northern air space. PIA said that passengers are being told about the cancellation of flights and that they are being compensated reasonably. Due 2 northern areas air space restriction, PIA’s all 27 Sep flights for Gilgit & Skardu ...

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KADO organizes conference on prevention of motor bike accidents in Hunza

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Hunza: Karakoram Area Development Organization (KADO) in collaboration with District Administration Hunza organized a conference on “Prevention of Motor Bike Accidents in District Hunza”. The local administration heads including Deputy Commissioner (DC), Assistant Commissioner (AC), Superintendent of Police (SP), Chairman KADO and a large number of civil society representatives participated in the conference. The conference aimed to create awareness and ...

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Development: Govt plans Rs. 82b projects in federal areas, including GB

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government is spending Rs81.59 billion to execute different projects in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and federally administered areas this year. The federally administered areas where the projects will be executed include ICT, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B). In this regard, the government has earmarked Rs42 billion as block allocation and ...

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Expansion: Five more ministers inducted into G-B cabinet

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GILGIT: As many as five more ministers have been inducted into the Gilgit-Baltistan cabinet, taking the total strength to 10. Expansion of the cabinet comes over a year after the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz swept the polls and formed the government. Those appointed include Haider Khan and Imran Wakeel from district Diamer, Iqbal Hassan from Kharmang, Muhammad Shafiq from Ghanche, and Fida ...

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Sabre-rattling aside, India unlikely to go for military adventure

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By Shabbir Mir / Kamran Yousaf GILGIT / ISLAMABAD: Notwithstanding sabre-rattling and chest-thumping in India following the Uri military base assault, military escalation between the two bitter rivals is not expected, at least for now, according to a strategic assessment of Pakistani security agencies. Hawkish politicians and retired military officials have been calling for a military response since four gunmen killed ...

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PIA suspends flight operations for Gilgit, Skardu and Chitral for today

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ISLAMABAD: All flights of the Pakistan International Airlines arriving and departing to Skardu, Gilgit and Chitral have been suspended for Wednesday by the national flag-carrier.  According to the spokesperson of PIA, Danyal Gilani, the flights have been suspended by the Civil Aviation due to airspace restrictions of the northern areas. An apology was also tendered to the passengers who wanted to ...

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Civil-military differences hold up CPEC security plan

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ISLAMABAD: Plans for operationalising the Special Security Division (SSD) for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) have been held up by civil-military wrangling, multiple sources told Dawn. It is feared that the issue, if not resolved at the earliest, could potentially affect the CPEC timelines. The military had announced the raising of the SSD soon after Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to ...

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CM GB: ‘Govt. is taking steps for cleanliness, beautification of Gilgit’

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The Chief Minister said complaints regarding non collection of garbage can be submitted via WhatsApp or the prescribed telephone number at any time. Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman said Provincial government is taking all possible steps for the cleanliness and beautification of Gilgit city. Chief Minister stated that vehicles of solid waste management company collect garbage form all areas of Gilgit ...

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Magnetic appeal: A pilgrimage to buyer’s heaven

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GILGIT: The magnetic appeal of Gilgit-Baltistan’s landscapes has primarily drawn tourists into the region. As they navigate through the many vistas that G-B has to offer, visitors who want to shop for Chinese goods gravitate towards the Northern Light Infantry (NLI) Market in Gilgit. Situated about 600 kilometers from the federal capital and as many from China’s Kashgar, the market is ...

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