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GBLA-6 by-polls: AWP to move court against rejection of Baba Jan’s nomination papers


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The nomination papers of Baba Jan, a runner-up in the by-polls for GBLA-6, have been rejected. Jan will no longer be able to contest the by-polls in Hunza Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan. The rejection comes days after chief minister Hafeezur Rehman, who is also PML-N G-B president, visited the valley to inspect development projects. Jan’s candidature wasn’t challenged ...

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AWP is going for appeals against rejection of nomination papers of Baba Jan


Official of Awami workers party said that the party is going to appeal against the rejection of Baba jan’s nomination papers from GBLA-6 Hunza. The appeal will file in the election tribunal by the counsel of Baba Jan. Earlier a local news paper has reported that Pakistan Peoples Party’s candidate Mr. Zafar Iqbal had taken objections against baba jan eligibility for the election. Share this:

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Amanullah Khan: Pioneer of the struggle for the J&K’s independence


Amanullah Khan, the leader of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) died on Tuesday at the age of 85, from a chronic pulmonary disease. Khan was admitted to a health facility in Rawalpindi a week ago, and died at 8:30am. His death marked an end to his untiring and robust struggle for the reunification of Jammu and Kashmir and its ...

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Pakistan Railways working on proposal for laying railway track from Havelian to Khunjerab

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The Ministry of Railways is working on a proposal to lay railway track from Havelian to Khunjerab. Official sources say approximately six hundred eighty two kilometers long railway track would be completed under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. The proposed railway line will touch Abbottabad, Mansehra, Battagram, Basham, Dasu, Chilas, Gilgit and Hunza areas of Pakistan. Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed ...

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Gojal: Sports week held at Al-Amyn Model School Gulmit


Al Amyn Model School, in Gulmit Gojal, is celebrating sports week from 25th April – 30th April 2016. A number of sporting events like Cricket, Soccer and volley Ball, Table Tennis, Londus, Tug of War and athletics competitions are organizing to celebrate the sports week. The students categorized in various teams to participate in the games. The Sports week held at the Gulmit Polo Ground  which ...

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Gilgit: PTI celebrates 20th foundation day


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leadership and supporters celebrated the party’s 20th foundation day in Gilgit City on Sunday, April 24. PTI workers gathered at Gilgit who come across all over from GB. PTI leadership from GB was present at the 20th foundation day. Member GBLA Raja Jahanzeb said that no taxation will be implemented without representation. He request the Chief of Army Staff to ...

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January 8, 2005: Canteen owner becomes symbol of sectarian harmony

Ghulam Sarwar Photo Express

By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: It was January 8, 2005 when Ghulam Sarwar was busy at his canteen, making and serving tea to customers when he heard intense gunfire. He didn’t know what it was all about but was sure there was something brewing in the city of Gilgit. By the time he closed his shop, foreseeing mayhem, someone told him a ...

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HEDI organizes career counselling and scholarship awareness session for GB Youth


Human & Enterprise Development Institute (HEDI) organized career counselling and scholarship awareness session on Sunday, 24th April 2016. Prospective students of Colleges and Karakorum International University, participated in career counselling & Scholarship awareness session.   The session proceeded formally by giving general presentations about various fields of study and scholarship information of UK, USEF and others. Mr. Sultan Ahmed Head of ...

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Satellite to be launched for monitoring CPEC projects


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China will use space technology to carry out planning and execution of development projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) more scientifically, and in this regard a satellite will be launched in June 2018. The Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and the China Great Wall Industry Cooperation (CGWIC) signed an agreement for the development ...

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KADO, Hashoo Foundation collaborate to enhance the capacity of youth in wood carving, beads making and traditional music


Karakoram Area Development Organization (KADO) in collaboration with HASHOO FOUNDATION has empowered 150 youth and women from Hunza region with the provision of imparting Wood carving, Beads making and revival of traditional music skills. The project “Harnessing Indigenous Culture for Economic Empowerment” implemented by KADO in collaboration with the Danish Centre for Culture & Development (CKU) and Hashoo Foundation (HF). Under this project ...

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