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Two American mountaineers missing in northern Pakistan

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By Shaiq Hussain ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Two American mountaineers have gone missing in northern Pakistan, more than 10 days after they set off to climb one of the steepest peaks in the region’s Karakoram range. Officials said bad weather is hampering rescue efforts. The Alpine Club of Pakistan announced Thursday that Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster, both reported to be ...

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Modi’s Gilgit-Baltistan remark draws a withering rebuke

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By Shahbaz Rana GILGIT: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) was a manifestation of growing Indian frustration over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the strategic initiative that has isolated India in the region, said Chief Minister of the region Hafeezur Rehman Tuesday. The chief minister was speaking at a CPEC seminar organised by the special region’s government to give ...

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Mushahid Hussain: ‘CPEC to bring prosperity in GB and Balochistan’

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Gilgit: Chairman Parliamentary Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor Mushahid Hussain has said the CPEC will bring prosperity in Gilgit Baltistan and Balochistan besides other parts of the country. However, he didn’t explain how CPEC will bring prosperity in GB. Addressing a summit on CPEC in Gilgit on Wednesday, he said China is a time tested friend of Pakistan which ...

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Modi’s remarks on Gilgit-Baltistan shows frustration over CPEC: G-B CM

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By Shahbaz Rana GILGIT: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) was a manifestation of growing Indian frustration over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the Chinese strategic initiative that has isolated India in the region, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafeezur Rehman said on Wednesday. “India feels isolated in the region after CPEC was launched as part of greater One Belt One ...

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Former IG Gilgit passes away

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GILGIT: Former Inspector General (IG) of Police Gilgit Khurshid Alam has passed away after a cardio-vascular arrest, hospital sources confirmed on Tuesday. The deceased suffered from a health complication while playing tennis in Malak Saad Police Lines, following which he was taken to the Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar. Doctors pronounced him dead shortly after his arrival. Alam, a brother of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s ...

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Internet access: G-B to receive 3G/4G services in early 2017

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) would start enjoying third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) internet services at the beginning of next year, a senior official of the Special Communication Organisation (SCO) said on Monday. Speaking to journalists at his office, SCO Sector Commander Colonel Imran Butthy said work was in progress and the fast-paced internet service was expected to ...

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Treason charges: Two AAC leaders remanded in police custody

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: An anti-terrorism court remanded two leaders of Awami Action Committee (AAC) in police custody on Monday. Maulana Sultan Raees and Fida Hussain had been charged with treason by the government earlier for observing a strike on a day that coincided with Independence Day of India. “Both the AAC leaders have been sent for remand till September 2,” ...

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27 years on, flight PK-404 still a mystery

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GILGIT: It was a sunny day on August 25, 1989, when a Pakistan International Airline’s flight, PK-404, touched down on the narrow runway of Gilgit airport. The plane, Fokker-F27 Friendship, taxied to a halt at the terminal. The passengers exited and the crew began preparing for the return flight to Islamabad. The plane, with 54 passengers— five crew members and 49 passengers— ...

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Fighting Alliance 4: MMA’s premier event delivers what it promised

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LAHORE: The who’s who of Pakistan’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) community were in attendance on Saturday at the Wapda Sports Complex in Lahore where the hotly-anticipated Fighting Alliance 4 took place. The main event of the night was brief but fully lived up to its top billing as Karachi’s Ovais Shah finished off Gujranwala’s Shams Rehman in the first round of ...

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Cleaner G-B: Vehicles provided for solid waste management

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GILGIT: A fleet of vehicles was handed over by the Gilgit-Baltistan government to Gilgit Metropolitan Corporation (GMC) to ensure solid waste management. G-B Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman handed over 20 rickshaws and 20 vans to the committee at a ceremony held in Gilgit. The project costs Rs25 million. “It is now our collective responsibility to keep the city clean,” Rehman told ...

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