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Call for educational emergency to address educational crisis in district Diamer

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By Fida Karim Lately Alif Ailaan and ASER Pakistan have released their reports on Pakistan District Education Rankings 2016 and Annual Status of Education Report-2015 respectively. Both of these reports were showing nationwide educational attainments in terms of learning outcomes, enrollment, school infrastructure and facilities among other indicators. In this regard, I have already assessed the ASER Report-2015 and published ...

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ELETRONIC MEDIA AS A TOOL OF RAISING AWARNESS AMONG RURAL COMMUNITY IN TEHSIL GULMIT, DISTRIC HUNZA

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ELECTRONIC MEDIA AS A TOOL OF RAISING AWARNESS AMONG RURAL COMMUNITY IN TEHSIL GULMIT GOJAL, DISTRICT HUNZA By Bibi Nazeer Department of Sociology Quaid-i-Azam university, ISLAMABAD   Click here to access the dissertation: ELETRONIC MEDIA AS A TOOL OF RAISING AWERNESS AMONG RURAL COMMUNITY IN TEHSIL GULMIT, DISTRIC HUNZA Share this:

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Tragic loss: Journalist Saeed Hasan passes away

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Gilgit: A pioneering journalist from Gilgit-Baltistan, Saeed Hasan, suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away on Wednesday at age 58. Hasan was on his way to work when he suffered the fatal heart attack at about 2pm. He was immediately shifted to a hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival. Saeed Hassan began his career as a journalist 23 ...

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Minority rights and Indonesian Diaspora

Praying for protection

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Nisar Ahmed A transnational movement has penetrated in Indonesia to nullify and perish the Shia sect, which has existed in the region since the fourth century. In Java, Sunni and Shia co-existence occurs mostly in areas far from the access of religious green light, such as in the domain of art and culture After the 9/11 attack in the United ...

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Role of Pakistani Media in Democratization

Role of Pakistani Media in Democratization

By Nisar Ahmed Role of Pakistani Media in Democratization “Major swindles have been uncovered by journalists. Prominent among them are the Pakistan Steel Mill’s Rs22 billion scam, NICL case, corruption in Pakistan International Airlines and Pakistan Railways, Hajj corruption case, NATO containers’ case, rental power projects and the ephedrine quota case, Malik Riaz’s (businessman) media gate in which the son ...

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Is Gilgit Baltistan Democratizing?

A woman stands in a queue to cast her vote during an election of the Legislative assembly for Northern Areas in Gilgit-Baltistan

Nisar Ahmed Ringed by world’s lofty mountain ranges including the Himalayas and the Karakorum, Gilgit Baltistan is located in a geographically strategic zone in the northern part of Pakistan. It shares borders with Wakhan corridor of Afghanistan to the north, China to the north east, Jammu and Kashmir to the south east, Azad Kashmir to the south and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ...

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Yasin Valley- The land of Martyrs

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Courtesy :Mountain Post Yasin Valley Yasin Valley, culturally and ecologically, an alluring place lies in the north of Pakistan. Administratively it constitutes a Tehsil of Ghizar District, one of the five Districts of Greater Gilgit Baltistan Area (GGBA). Because of its geo-strategic importance, Yasin has long been of a vigorous profile to international powers such as Chinese, Indians, Russians and ...

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KKH connecting Gilgit and Islamabad been blocked by Inqelab March supporters

By Qasim Ali: Gilgit city (Our reporter) The Karakoram Highway (KKH) has been blocked for all kinds of transport which connects Gilgit to Islamabad by the supporters of Inqelab March. Workers of Minhaj e Quran, Majlis Wehdatul Muslimin, Sunni Itehad Council, and PML-Q have blocked the KKH at Gilgit near Sekhwar, supporting the Inqelab March in Islamabad. The protesters have said ...

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Rising Trend of Private Education in Gilgit Baltistan

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By: Sajjad Ahmed Over the past decades, the growth of private schools increased in Pakistan and it is higher in Gilgit-Baltistan where 42% private schools are providing education to more than 47% students of the region.The education system of Gilgit Baltistan is comprised of 2,934 institutions and is facilitating 316396 students with the help of 13185 teachers. The system is ...

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Virtual Khowar Keyboard

Chitrali invented Virtual Khowar Keyboard.

    Karach: Akber Ali Khowar Language and Cultural Researcher, poet, computer scientist, author of several books and freelance journalist Rehmat Aziz Chitrali with the collaboration of Khowar Academy, Chitral Vision, Wikimedia Foundation and Branah Company has recently invented a Virtual Khowar Keyboard for khowar language spoken in Northern valleys of Pakistan i.e. Chitral, Swat, Ghizer(Gilgit-Baltistan) , Sheghnan(Afghanistan), Chatur(India) and ...

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