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International Mountain Day: The mountains that provide sustenance for a nation

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: For the 60 years of his life, the mountains have provided for Ghulam Din, just as they have done for his ancestors before him for centuries. Sitting in the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountain range on International Mountain Day, Din recalls the time he spent in the mountains with his parents. “I used to run up ...

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Skardu likely to get cardiology centre at Gilgit-Baltistan University


ISLAMABAD: Gilgit-Baltistan is likely to get a new cardiology centre so that people suffering from heart ailments do not have to travel far to seek treatment. An official of the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan said on Thursday that the cardiology centre would soon be set up at the G-B University in Skardu. Apart from alleviating the sufferings of people ...

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Passenger pictures of crashed PIA flight PK-661


Following are the pictures of some of those who were onboard: Junaid Jamshed DC Chitral Osama Ahmed Warraich Ahtiramul Haq (Student of Univesity of Karachi) Salman Aisha Ahmed Mansoor Janjua Captain Saleh Janjua Sadaf Farooq Asma Adil Aly Akram Share this:

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Remembering Deputy Commissioner Osama Warraich — a champion for Chitral’s welfare


FAHIM ZAMAN We first met Osama Ahmed Warraich, deputy commissioner Chitral, in his office around 8.30pm on Nov 26, 2015. While talking to us, he continued signing compensation checks for Rs200,000 each for the affectees of the Oct 26 earthquake. A young DMG officer of 37 Common, Osama graduated from the civil services academy in 2010. He joined the KPK ...

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PIA flight PK-661 crashes on Chitral-Islamabad route


A Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-661 crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday, Radio Pakistan reported. There are more than 40 passengers on board the plane. Singer-cum-evangelist Junaid Jamshed was allegedly on board the plane, according to media reports. Army troops and army helicopters have been mobilised to a site near Havelian, Inter-Services Public Relations said. District ...

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Islamabad-bound PIA aircraft ‘crashes’ near Abbottabad

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A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight travelling to Islamabad from Chitral has reportedly crashed near Abbottabad, Express News reported Wednesday. According to initial reports, there were 47 passengers on board the plane. A PIA spokesperson told AFP, flight PK-661 had disappeared from the air control radar. Share this:

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GB Government approves housing scheme

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GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan government has approved a housing society scheme, reports said on Tuesday. The scheme’s goal is to provide houses to low income employees. Named as the Chief Minister Housing Scheme, the project was given a go-ahead at a meeting presided over by GB Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman in Gilgit. Mr. Hafeez directed that housing plots may be arranged for the ...

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GB government to establish ‘Youth Affairs Department’

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GILGIT: GB Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman has said that the government is setting up a separate ‘Youth Affairs Department’ to work for the development of the younger generation of Gilgit-Baltistan. Talking to a delegation in Gilgit, the chief minister said the GB government is determined to enhance the skills of the youth and create employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for them. He ...

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ECP suspends membership of 5 elected members of GBLA


GILGIT: The Election Commission of Gilgit-Baltistan has suspended the membership of 5 elected members of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA). The suspended members include Imran Nadeem, Barkat Jamil, Shah Baig, Fida Khan, and Raja Jehanzeb. Their memberships were suspended for their failure to submit their financial assets and liabilities. Share this:

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PM Nawaz approves financing plan for Diamer-Bhasha Dam

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved today in principle the financing plan for Diamer Bhasha Dam. The plan was presented to him by the Secretary Water and Power. This proposal on self reliance basis will fund the Dam portion of the project from PSDP allocations and WAPDA generated resources while the rest of the financing for the power generation portion will ...

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