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‘We have to be a generous society,’ says the Aga Khan on his Diamond Jubilee

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Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, the 49th Imam of the Shia Ismailis, celebrates 60 years today since he inherited the leadership of his community from his grandfather and became the Aga Khan. Prince Karim is best known for a life dedicated to social services for some of the most underprivileged communities in Asia and Africa. He is the founder and ...

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GBLA 4 Nagar by-election: Javed Hussain of PPP claims victory

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NAGAR: Javed Hussian of the Pakistan Peoples Party has claimed victory by bagging 6,439 votes in the GBLA-4 Nagar bi-election, unofficial results indicate. Mr. Baqir, representing the Islami Tehreek, has reportedly secured the second position in the by-election by obtaining 5,519 votes. The seat in the G-B Legislative Assembly GBLA-4 had fallen vacant after its incumbent, senior ITP leader Muhammad ...

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Serena Hotels Hunza Marathon 2017 Draws Hundreds

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HUNZA: Serena Hotels under the banner of Sports Diplomacy and Pakistan Youth Outreach hosted the 2nd Serena Hotels Hunza Marathon 2017 to raise environmental awareness as the marathon slogan for the year was “Say No to Pollution”. The event consisted of a 42 km full-marathon for professionals and a 10 km and 5 km half-marathon for amateurs. Gear for the ...

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GB forest department launches plantation drive in Moorkhoon

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By Didar Karim Moorkhoon: The Gilgit-Baltistan forest department has initiated plantation drive across the region. Six thousand Deodara saplings were recently planted in Moorkhoon village under the initiative. The plantation drive is a part of the eight years long Green Pakistan project. DFO Raja M. Arif and RFO Zahid inaugurated the plantation in collaboration with the local community. The project ...

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Prime minister to visit Gilgit on July 20, announce constitutional package for GB

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ISLAMABAD: After receiving the recommendation of a committee headed by Sartaj Aziz, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has constituted another high-powered committee to finalise the proposals for constitutional reforms in Gilgit Baltistan within next 20 days. A spokesperson to Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafeezur Rehman told Pakistan Today that the new committee was formed after a detailed meeting between the prime minister ...

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PM Nawaz to visit Gilgit on July 20

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Gilgit on July 20, announced the Chief Minister of GB Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman on Friday. The chief minister made the announcement after having a meeting with the prime minister in Islamabad. Mr. Sharif will lay the foundation stone of the Gilgit-Skardu road during the visit. He is also expected to announce a special ...

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KMBL opens branches in Gilgit-Baltistan

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GILGIT: Khushhali Microfinance Bank Limited (KMBL) has announced the opening of new branches in Gilgit-Baltistan. The branches in Gahkuch and Gilgit were recently inaugurated, whereas a third branch is being established in Hunza. “The launch of these branches is in line with the bank’s commitment to further expand its geographic spread as the pioneer microfinance bank of Pakistan,” a statement ...

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Gilgit: Court sends man to prison for domestic violence

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GILGIT: A man found guilty of physically abusing his wife was sent to prison for two months. Executive Magistrate Gilgit Asghar Khan announced the judgment after listening to the complainant and the defendant. The plaintiff (name withheld for privacy) had registered a case again her husband, accusing him of physically abusing her on a regular basis. The court summoned her ...

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USAID & CEENA Health & Welfare Services build links with health sector for children’s welfare

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Gilgit, Wednesday June 14: Doctors and other health professionals have a vital role to play in the improvement of physical and psychological health of vulnerable children in Gilgit-Baltistan. This was emphasized in an advocacy session held at the Grand Continental Hotel by CEENA Health & Welfare Services with medical professionals as part of its USAID Small Grants Ambassador’s Fund Program-supported ...

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GB’s outlay budget of over 54 billion rupees presented in GBLA

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GILGIT: Gilgit Baltistan’s budget for the next fiscal year with a total outlay of over 54 billion rupees has been presented in the GBLA. Presenting the budget on Wednesday afternoon, Minister Finance Muhammad Akbar Taban said in the budget 28.2 billion rupees has been proposed for non-development and 18.3 billion rupees for development expenditures. He said a record increase in the ...

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