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Boy tortured, dumped in stream for trespassing

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GILGIT: In what can be best described as a shocking and gruesome incident, a 10-year-old child was  reportedly viciously beaten up and then thrown into a glacial stream at a picnic resort on  the outskirts of Gilgit city, for entering the property without permission. Two children had entered the resort located near Usmanabad Bridge in Jagir Baseen, without permission of the ...

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Reforms introduced for better health service: CM Gilgit-Baltistan

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GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman said on Friday that reforms have been introduced in Rescue 1122 and other emergency services for better and effective health service delivery system in the region. He said the problem of shortage of staff in Rescue 1122 and other emergency services had been addressed and all the required financial resources were provided, resulting in ...

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G-B govt forms committee to probe spike in suicides

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GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) government has constituted a special committee to determine the reason behind the rising number of suicide cases in Ghizer district. As many as 10 cases of suicide have been reported from the district in May, police officials said. This week alone, police reports suggested, a young woman jumped into a river in Gahkuch while another young woman ...

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Skardu: Work on 40MW hydel power project to kick off soon

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Speaker Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly Fida Muhammad Nashad says work on 40 MW Harpo Hydel Power Project in Skardu will begin shortly. In an interview to Radio Pakistan’s Gilgit correspondent he said WAPDA has released funds and appointed a focal person in this regard. He said 30 MW Shagarthang hydel power project would be included in the Public Sector Development ...

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Ghazanfar: ‘Federal government committed to promote quality education in GB’

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GILGIT: Governor Ghazanfar Ali Khan said the federal government is determined to promote higher education in Gilgit Baltistan. He said while talking to a delegation of Karakorum international university called on him in Gilgit on Tuesday. The governor said KIU Campus are being established at Ghizer and Diamer aimed to facilitate students for higher education at their doorsteps. Share this:

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UNIDO developing project on agro-industry for Gilgit-Baltistan

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ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has developed a project proposal for Gilgit-Baltistan on agro-industry development programme, targeting fresh and dry fruits, trout fish as well as dairy sector. The project was developed following the conclusion of a need assessment mission to Gilgit-Baltistan for which UNIDO contributed $50,000 as seed money for developing the project. The anticipated budget ...

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GB: ‘Thousands’ protest against alleged exclusion of province from CPEC

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GILGIT – An assortment of people gathered in Skardu on Monday to protest against the alleged exclusion of Gilgit-Baltistan from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project. The protest was organised by the PPP’s GB chapter. The party complained that Gilgit-Baltistan had not received any share in the project, even though 439 kilometres of land in Skardu had been acquired by the government ...

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China to invest $50b to develop Indus River Cascade

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ISLAMABAD: In a major development that may attract $50 billion Chinese investment to Pakistan, Islamabad is expected to sign an MoU with Beijing on Saturday (today) for financing and developing the North Indus River Cascade which has the potential to generate 40,000MW hydro electricity. The $50 billion investment comes on top of the $46 billion investment being provided by the Chinese ...

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GB chief minister dropped from list of PM’s delegation to China

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BY GHULAM ABBAS ISLAMABAD: In a surprising move, Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafeez-ur-Rehman was dropped from the list of dignitaries visiting China along with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to participate in the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) forum, aimed at regional development through win-win cooperation, without citing any reason. Reliable sources told Pakistan Today that the chief minister of GB was ...

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HRCP lauds removal of 47 names from ATA’s 4th schedule in GB

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Press Release Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has welcomed the removal of 47 individuals’ names from a list under 4th Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act in Gilgit-Baltistan, and called for a fair hearing for those remaining on the list. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP welcomes as a positive development a recent notification ...

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