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MYRO and HRDC organise session on Human Rights,Democracy and Peace-building at Morkhoon Gojal

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Gojal Hunza: Human Resource Development and Communication (HRDC) a portfolio of ICGB has organized a session on Human Rights, Democracy and Peace Building with the collaboration of Mountain Youth Resource and Social Welfare Organization (MYRO) & Mountain TV on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Youth Resource Center Moorkhun Gojal Hunza. The aim of this session was to educate the youth, community ...

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Kohistan: Coaster falls in River Indus after colliding with a truck, five people dead, one seriously injured

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By: Pamir Times A coaster coming from Gilgit has collided with a truck in the Pattan area of Kohistan and fallen in the Indus River. “Five people have died in the accident, while one is seriously injured. One person has saved his life jumping from the coaster”, Abid Ali Shah, a passenger traveling in another vehicle who was present at ...

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For their leader: AWP to launch worldwide campaign to free Baba Jan

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Left wing activists in Gilgit-Baltistan have decided to launch a worldwide campaign to release the jailed politician, Baba Jan. The decision came days after the G-B Supreme Appellate Court upheld a decision of an anti-terrorist court which sentenced Jan and 11 others to life imprisonment for setting government property on fire during riots that erupted in 2011. ...

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Italian dies skiing in Gilgit-Baltistan

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ISLAMABAD: An Italian mountaineer died during a skiing accident in Gilgit-Baltistan region as he attempted to descend a 6,000-metre (19,685-foot) peak, the Alpine Club of Pakistan said Saturday. “Leonardo Comelli, 27, an Italian alpinist lost his life on Thursday while making a ski descent from the 6,096-metres high Laila Peak,” Karrar Haideri, spokesperson of the Alpine Club of Pakistan told AFP. ...

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Aam Admi party decides to boycott by-elections in Hunza

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Gilgit: Aam Admi party Hunza has decided to boycott the  by-elections to be held in Hunza. In a press conference, the leaders of Aam Admi has announced not to contest the by-elections in Hunza in a protest for the victimization of Baba Jan and his fellows. The Supreme Appellate Court reportedly accepted the appeal filed against the AWP leader, nullifying ...

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Court in G-B upholds Baba Jan’s life term

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The Supreme Appellate Court (SAC) in Gilgit-Baltistan upheld an anti-terrorism court’s decision that previously sentenced Baba Jan to life imprisonment. The region’s top court on Thursday also set aside an election tribunal decision which allowed Jan to contest by-elections in GBLA-6,  Hunza. “Of the three judges, two ruled against him,” Jan’s counsel, Advocate Ehsan Ali, said. “We ...

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Supreme Appellate Court of GB convicts Baba Jan in criminal cases

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Gilgit: The Supreme Appellate Court of Gilgit-Baltistan has convicted Baba Jan, a social activist and president of the Awami Workers Party (AWP) GB, in criminal cases, barring him from contesting the by-elections in GBLA-6 Hunza. PPP’s Zafar Iqbal had filed the petition against the decision of the election tribunal that allowed Mr. Jan to contest the polls. The Supreme Appellate ...

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Victims of fatal road accident laid to rest in Gulmit Gojal

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Gojal Hunza: Four of the deceased of a fatal car accident at Dasu were laid to rest in Gulmit Gojal today. Five people died after a fatal car accident took place at Dasu, Kohistan on Tuesday, June 7,2016. Four of the passengers were residents of Gulmit Gojal where the driver has been reported from Mansera. The car was rented to ...

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G-B Assembly session: ‘Bureaucracy is in charge, not politicians’

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Lawmakers from treasury benches said the bureaucracy of the area was not subservient to the political government of Gilgit-Baltistan, saying decisions were being made by government servants. “Let me accept it. The secretaries are more powerful than politicians,” said Deputy Speaker Jafarullah Khan, while speaking on a point of order during the G-B Assembly session on Monday. ...

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Over negligence: G-B police chief suspends three KSF officials

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: At least three officials of Karakoram Security force (KSF) have been suspended by Gilgit-Baltistan IGP Zafar Iqbal Awan for performing their duties negligently. The cops were suspended after they failed to chase a Chinese national who illegally purchased arms and attempted to smuggle them to China. “[Awan] has taken the decision to punish [the official],” Mubarak Jan, ...

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