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India spent money to spoil KBD project: GB CM

CM Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz hafeex ur rehman

Says construction of Karakoram Highway brought about significant change in region; false propaganda being fanned against CPEC; addresses GB students at PU LAHORE: Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman has said that false propaganda is being fanned against China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) while people of Gilgit-Baltistan know that they were living in the Stone Age before the construction of ...

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Kohistan and G-B: Tribal elders settle boundary dispute

Snowfall in Kohistan

ABBOTTABAD: People living on the borders of Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in the Kohistan district have finally buried the hatchet resolving their decade long dispute over a stretch of land between the two regions. Family members of the seven people who died and 11 who were injured in a 2014 clash in the region also publicly pardoned those who had caused the ...

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CPEC benefits: Chinese language course starts at KIU


GILGIT: Karakoram International University (KIU) has started a month-long Chinese language course at its campus in Gilgit. The course begins just as work on the multi-billion rupee China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project (CPEC) gets underway, opening up prospects for income generation. “The course has just been started. In the first phase, 70 students have been registered,” university spokesperson Shahid Shigri told The ...

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Food insecurity: Why should we grow crops, ask Gilgit farmers

Research:Agriculture in Northern Areas

By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: While sprawling buildings and urbanisation may have left little land for farming in Gilgit city, provision of wheat on subsidised prices has dealt a double blow to agriculture in the mountainous Giglit-Baltistan region which is fast losing its breadbaskets. The region, where hardly two per cent of land is arable but has a teeming population of over ...

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Friendship: China-Pak car rally rolls into Pakistan


GILGIT-BALTISTAN: Around a score vehicles in the  China-Pakistan Friendship car rally on Friday rumbled through the Khunjerab pass to enter Pakistan. According to details, a welcome ceremony for the participants of the rally, which originated from China was held at zero point in Khunjerab. Provincial Minister Works Dr Iqbal, Gilgit-Baltistan Commissioner Sebtain Ahmad, Deputy Commissioner Samiullah Fraq and many others attended ...

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Safe city project: Gilgit gets 285 security cameras to monitor streets


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan government has installed 285 high-resolution cameras with night vision capability throughout the city as part of the “safe city” project. The project was inaugurated just a day ahead of Ashura, considered to be one of the most sensitive days for the city. “We are happy that the project has been complete at the right time,” said ...

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This Muharram, Gilgit gives peace a chance


Taimur Shamil This Muharram, Sunnis from Gilgit city vowed to protect their Shia brethren during the mourning processions that take place annually at this time of the year. This decision was the outcome of a collaborative process on the community level.Several meetings were held at local administration offices, mosques and other neighborhood venues to spread the word of peace. A ...

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Sectarian harmony: ‘Pray in each other’s mosques’


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: In a radical move aimed at promoting sectarian harmony, a leading Shia cleric in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) has asked followers of different sects to offer prayers in each other’s mosques “If they sit together, they will naturally interact with each other,” said Agha Rahatul Hussain while addressing a religious gathering in connection with Muharram. Hussain, ranked among the ...

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War? What war? These stunning photos reveal the lives of a remote Afghan tribe


By REBECCA TAYLOR FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 14:37 GMT, 9 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:01 GMT, 9 October 2016 In a thin strip, wedged between Tajikistan and Pakistan, there is a village where the Taliban has struggled to impose their rule. Known as the Wakhan Corridor, approximately 12,000 villagers live at an altitude of 4,500 metres, in the harsh, desolate terrain. ...

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Set free: Court exonerates nine activists booked under anti-terrorism act

lawyers Gilgit Baltistan

By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The supreme appellate court of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) exonerated nine activists booked under the anti-terrorism act (ATA) in G-B two years ago. The charges were framed against the activists after they organised a protest rally in Gilgit against the ATA and demanded annulment of what they called a “Black Law”. The decision was announced by chief judge, Justice ...

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