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Agreement signed: Kashgar University and KIU to enhance cooperation

Karakorum International University (KIU) Gilgit

GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan’s Karakoram International University (KIU) and China’s University of Kashgar signed an agreement on Sunday to increase cooperation in educational activities. The signing ceremony was held at KIU and was overseen by a delegation comprising 11 Chinese officials. KIU’s acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Arifun Nisa Naqvi and Dean of Kashgar University Chinese Languages Institute (KUCLI) signed the document “The agreement ...

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Showcasing cultural diversity: G-B’s independence day marked in capital

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ISLAMABAD: The sounds of shehnai and rabab played by musicians from Gilgit-Baltistan filled the air as a man expertly performed a traditional dance with two swords at the Lok Virsa complex on Saturday and Sunday. The performance was part of a two-day mela at the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage to celebrate the independence of Gilgit-Baltistan from the Dogra ...

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Rescue 1122 GB to regularize 190 contract-based employees

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GB emergency service Rescue 1122 is all set to regularize 190 contract-based employees from grade 1 to grade 15. The Chief Minister of GB Hafeez-ur-Rehman has already approved the summery about the regularization of the employees. According to the Chief Minister Media cell, a notification in this regard will be released soon. It is worth noting here that the contract-based employees of ...

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Government allocates 5 billion rupees to overcome power crisis in GB

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GILGIT: The federal government of Pakistan has allocated 5 billion rupees under public sector development program to overcome the power crisis in Gilgit-Baltistan. The funds will be used to generate hydro energy, said Minister Information Planning and Development Gilgit Baltistan, Iqbal Hassan. He revealed this while responding to the questions of listeners of Radio Pakistan during a live program in Gilgit. Mr. ...

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Hafeez: ‘3. 5 billion rupees allocated for establishment of medical college in Gilgit’

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GILGIT: Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafeez-ur-Rehman has said that the federal government has allocated 3.5 billion rupees for the establishment of a medical college in Gilgit. He revealed this while speaking at the Karakorum Educational Convention in Gilgit on Tuesday. It is worth noting here that in May, an MoU was signed between the GB government and PIMS to set up the ...

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Renowned mountaineer Hassan Sadpara passes away

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Renowned mountaineer Hassan Sadpara passed away in Rawalpindi on Monday. Sadpara was first Pakistani to have climbed eight of the world’s 14 tallest mountains including Mt Everest (8848m), K2 (8611m), Gasherbrum I (8080m), Gasherbrum II (8034m), Nanga Parbat (8126 m) and Broad Peak (8051m). He was suffering from multiple diseases, including blood cancer and was brought to a private hospital ...

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Social activist Maqbool passed away in Hunza

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Hunza: A prominent social activist and humble human being Mr. Maqbool passed away at his hometown Haiderabad, Hunza on Friday 18, 2016. He was 75 years old. He is survived by 7 children. Born in 1941, Mr. Maqbool initially joined the police department of GB in 1975. However, he left the occupation to join NAPWD in 1979 and retired in 2005. During his and ...

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This CCTV Documentary on CPEC is a Must Watch!

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The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor is under-construction and partly completed economic corridor project to facilitate trade along a route that connects Kashgar and Gwadar through construction of network of highways, railways, and pipelines. The project is worth nearly $51 billion including several sub-projects for technical, industrial and economic growth of both countries together. Popular documentary channel, CCTV Documentary has created a ...

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GB Food Department: ‘No shortage of wheat in GB’

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Gilgit: Food Department Gilgit-Baltistan has supplied allocated wheat quota to all districts of the region well in time to avoid any food shortage in winter, according to the authority. A spokesman of the food department said there is no shortage of wheat in any part of Gilgit-Baltistan. He said over one hundred thousand wheat bags have been procured in depots ...

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Vulnerable to natural disasters: Nearly half of G-B houses at risk

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: A ‘hazard mapping’ survey of Gilgit-Baltistan has indicated that nearly half of all the houses in the region were exposed to multiple risks and hazards. The findings were shared by a non-governmental organisation FOCUS Pakistan during a seminar in Gilgit on Tuesday. FOCUS’ Executive Officer Nusrat Nasab revealed that of the 290 households surveyed, they found that ...

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