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Polo tournament to kick off in Gilgit today

Polo match during the 2013 Jashn-e-Ghanche, Photo: Asghar Khan

March-past of polo teams will be held at Shahi Stadium in Gilgit on Sunday. Minister for Works Dr Muhammad Iqbal will be the chief Guest on the occasion. President Gilgit Baltistan Polo Association Ashraf Gul said that thirty five teams will take part in polo competition. The tournament will continue till 15th of this month. The first match will be ...

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HEC approves establishment of KIU campuses in Hunza, Diamer and Ghizer districts


GILGIT: Governor Gilgit Baltistan Mir Ghazanfar Ali has announced that the Higher Education Commission has approved the establishment of KIU campuses in Hunza, Diamer, and Ghizer districts of Gilgit-Baltistan. He made the announcement while addressing the convocation of Karakorum International University in Gilgit on Saturday. The governor said the federal government is taking steps to provide higher education facilities to students at their ...

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From Gilgit, with love

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LAHORE: Around 35 Gilgit-based entrepreneurs presented the rich culture and tradition of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) by displaying traditional handicrafts and organic products at a two-day exhibition titled ‘Made in Gilgit’, which kicked off at Alhamra Arts Council on Thursday. The purpose of the exhibition was to encourage the entrepreneurs and provide them with a direct link to consumers. The event was ...

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The dilemma of suicide and homicide in Gilgit-Baltistan

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By Asif Sakhi The prevailing suicide tendencies among youth are alarmingly increasing in GB. Four suicide cases reported within three days. Whereas, not a single case has been properly investigated to ascertain the root causes. Some incidents of honor killings have allegedly been labeled suicide incidents to evade possible legal actions against the perpetrators. It has become a social stigma ...

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Jashn-e-Baharan Polo Tournament scheduled to kick off in GB


GILGIT: The Jashn-e-Baharan Polo Tournament is all set to kick off on Saturday in Gilgit-Baltistan. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting in Gilgit on Wednesday. A total of 27 teams, including eight senior and nineteen junior polo teams, will take part in the competition.The tournament  will continue till 15th of this month. Share this:

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NDMA hands over heavy machinery to disaster prone Gilgit Baltistan

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ISLAMABAD: On the instructions of the Worthy Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, National Disaster Management Authority team conducted the final inspection of heavy machinery in Gilgit before handing it over to Gilgit Baltistan Disaster Management Authority (GBDMA). The machinery worth Rs730 million includes wheel loaders, excavators, heavy duty crane, tractors (with all accessories), compressors, rock drill machines ...

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LoK Virsa to help preserve culture, music of Gilgit-Baltistan

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ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa plans to promote bilateral cooperation between local cultural organisation and Lok Virsa Islamabad in research activities to preserve the traditional heritage, music and culture of Gilgit Baltistan. The commitment was made by Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr. Fouzia Saeed in a meeting with elders of Gilgit Baltistan where they discussed concerns and future plans for retaining the ...

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Swedish Ambassador for promotion of tourism, education in G-B

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GILGIT: Swedish Ambassador Ingrid Johansson has said the other day that her country will provide all necessary support to promote tourism in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), besides providing scholarships to deserving students to obtain quality education in Sweden. She further disclosed that a comprehensive tour to Sweden would be arranged for the staff of Karakorum International University for their capacity building purposes. ...

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GB asks Centre to end NOC condition for foreign tourists


GILGIT – Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafizur Rehman has approached the federal interior ministry against its decision of making no-objection certificate (NOC) compulsory for foreign tourists. Earlier, the federal interior ministry had imposed a ban on visits of foreign tourists to Gilgit-Baltistan without obtaining a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the ministry of interior Islamabad. The chief minister in a letter addressed ...

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Hafeez ur Rehaman: ‘Curb protests, demonstration on roads to facilitate tourism in the GB’


GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan government has decided to put curbs on demonstrations and protests on main thoroughfares so as not to disturb the tourist traffic. Tourism is a major source of income for the territory, G-B CM Hafeezur Rehman said, adding that improved security situation had increased the footprints of visitors in the scenic valleys.  However, to make sure that the visitors ...

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