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Climate change and the aftermath in Gilgit-Baltistan: Why is it important for GB to stay below 1.5°C

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Today the world is focusing more on traditional security issues with great zeal. Almost every country is spending a huge amount of their budget on their defense and security, but the common enemy of mankind, regardless of their religion, race and nationality, is climate change. Climate change is one of the Non-Traditional Security Issues — prominent and eminent in nature ...

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Landslides, mudflows block roads in GB

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GILGIT: Gilgit to Skardu and Gilgit to Kashgar roads are closed for all type of traffic due to landsliding and mudflow. The Skardu road was blocked near Shangus. The Karakoram Highway is closed for traffic at Murtazaabad in Hunza. Frontier Works Organization has started work for restoration of traffic. The Gilgit Rawalpindi portion of Karakoram Highway was also closed at ...

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Gilgit Serena Hotel celebrates Earth Day in collaboration with Mehnaz Fatima Educational & Welfare Organization

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Press Release Gilgit Serena Hotel celebrated Earth Day in collaboration with Mehnaz Fatima Educational & Welfare organization. Mehanaz Fatima is an exclusive school which provides education for young children and children with special needs by focusing on the development of human resources, optional learning facilities and community awareness in Gilgit-Baltistan. Mr. Asghar Khan Acting Manager, Gilgit Serena Hotel addressed on ...

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Denuding forests: G-B to jail timber thieves

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GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Forest Department has decided to take strict action against the timber mafia and announced that all elements involved in the illegal cutting of trees would be sent to jail. Astore Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Saleem said on Friday that individuals or institutions found guilty of illegally cutting trees in the area would be booked and sent ...

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CM Hafeez: ‘BoI had been established to project opportunities to investors in the region’

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GILGIT: Noting that establishing industries was key for burgeoning economic activity in the region, Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman on Wednesday announced special incentives for investors. Rehman chaired a meeting of the G-B Board of Investment (BoI) in Gilgit on Wednesday. With one eye on the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC), Rehman explained that the BoI had been established to project ...

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Flying to Gilgit: what to watch out for

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On an average, one 48-seat passenger ATR takes off for Gilgit from Islamabad every day. As growing commerce and tourism attract both domestic and foreign passengers to the Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) region, the demand outweighs the supply. PIA being the only carrier on this route plays a monopolising role in who reaches and when. There are two road routes but Naran ...

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Gilgit: District administration launched a crackdown against encroachment

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GILGIT:  The district administration launched a crackdown against encroachment in Gilgit city on Monday. Encroachers were warned to remove their illegal structures immediately, otherwise, they would be sent to jail. Gilgit Assistant Commissioner Naveed Khan and building inspector Mazhar Hussain along with relevant staff tightened the noose around encroachers in the Gilgit and warned encroachment mafia to remove illegal structures ...

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Powerhouse built in GB through trophy-hunting money

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Gilgit –  A community-based hydropower project in Gilgit-Baltistan in Sassi Haramosh area, which has been built through the Markhor Trophy fund, was inaugurated on Sunday. In this connection, a ceremony of was held at Sassi Haramish. Dr Iqbal, minister for Law and works was the chief guest on the occasion. Sajad Haider, secretary forest and wild life, Zafar Waqar Taj, ...

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AJK govt ‘backs’ reforms for Gilgit-Baltistan

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Addressing an All Parties Conference (APC) organised by a local daily at the National Press Club on Wednesday, Kashmiri leaders including former prime ministers Sardar Attique Ahmad Khan and Sultan Mahmood, Chaudhry Lateef Akbar, Abdul Rasheed Turabi and others said that any move to change the constitutional status of the region would tantamount to divide the state of Kashmir. The ...

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G-B government to introduce inter-city transport service

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) government has decided to introduce an inter-city transport system in Gilgit. The region’s government also decided to merge the two main development authorities into one supra body. The decisions – part of the city beautification plan – were taken during a meeting chaired by the G-B Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman and was attended by ...

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