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Pakistan eyes 2018 start for China-funded Diamer-Bhasha dam

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By Reuters ISLAMABAD: Pakistan expects China to fund a long-delayed Indus river mega dam project in Gilgit-Baltistan with work beginning next year, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said in an interview with Reuters. Pakistan has been keen for years to build a cascade of mega dams along the Indus flowing down from the Himalayas, but has struggled ...

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Ahsan Iqbal emphasizes the need for establishing software park in Gilgit-Baltistan

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ISLAMABAD: Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal has emphasized the need for setting up a software park in Gilgit-Baltistan. Mr. Iqbal hinted at establishing the software park in GB during a meeting of the Central Development Working Party (CDWP). He said the fibre optic cable project, which had been initiated with the cooperation of China, would be completed this year. It will ...

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SCO to establish technical training institute in Gilgit

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GILGIT: The Special Communications Organisation (SCO) is all set to establish a technical training institute in Gilgit. The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has already approved a budget of Rs. 100 million for SCO to establish the institute. The project has been designed to impart skills training to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. The key performance indicators of the project include development ...

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Gilgit to get expo center and auditoriums

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GILGIT: The GB government has decided to establish an expos center in Gilgit, besides setting up auditoriums in each district of GB. For the expo center, a budget of 250 million rupees has already been allocated. The announcement for setting up the expo center and auditoriums were made by the Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman.  He has said the projects ...

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CDWP clears Rs32.3b project for road upgrade

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ISLAMABAD: The government cleared Rs62 billion worth of seven new development projects including a scheme for the widening and upgrading of Jaglot-Skardu road at an estimated cost of Rs32.3 billion. Headed by Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal, the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) endorsed these projects. Four of them will be placed before the Executive Committee of National Economic Council ...

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Freestyle polo continues to thrive in G-B, Chitral

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ISLAMABAD:  While others may play other games, the king of games is the game of kings – is an adage associated with polo, considered to be one of the most popular sports of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and Chitral for centuries. Polo has brought together people of these ancient valleys from times when there were no jeeps plying the narrow, precarious roads ...

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GB CM distributes laptops among 454 KIU students

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Gilgit: The Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan, Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman here Friday distributed laptops among 454 students of Karakuram International University under Prime Minister Laptop Scheme phase-III to enable them to continue their studies and research works with professional manner. The Chief Minister during ceremony as chief guest ere distributed the laptops among talented students of the Karakum International University ...

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KKH to remain closed for five days

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The Karakoram Highway will remain closed to all kinds of vehicular traffic during daytime from June 13 to 18 on account of construction work on Dasu Hydropower Project in Kohistan, according to an NHA official. A statement issued in Bisham here on Friday by the deputy director maintenance National Highway Authority (NHA), said the foreign and Pakistani tourists and local ...

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GB government to establish anti-corruption department

CM Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz hafeez ur rehman

GILGIT: Chief Minister Hafiz Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman has said that the GB government is all set to establish anti-corruption department. The goal of the department would be to eliminate the menace of corruption from GB and make the system transparent. “Efforts are underway to set up anti-corruption department in Gilgit-Baltistan to eliminate corruption and make the system transparent,” Mr Rehman ...

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GB lawyers urge govt to fill vacant seat at Supreme Appellate Court

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Lawyers at Supreme Appellate Court Bar Association and High Court Bar Association of Gilgit-Baltistan have demanded that in order to fill the vacant seat of judge at Supreme Appellate Court, a competent lawyer from the bar be elevated and warned that if government fails to do so they will take the case to the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Talking to ...

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