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SECP establishes company registration office in Gilgit


ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has established its company registration office (CRO) in Gilgit-Baltistan. Gilgit-Baltistan and federal governments had already granted their approval to the move in April this year. The SECP believes the CRO would encourage business activities in the region. It would also help the businesses to benefit from the e-services facility introduced by ...

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CPEC benefits: Gilgit-Baltistan to get economic zone


GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan will be drawing greater benefit from the multibillion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as the region is set to get a sizeable economic zone to boost trade and commerce. “The economic zone, spreading over 250 acres, will have scope for economic activities at larger scale,” said a government official while referring to a joint coordination committee meeting on CPEC ...

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Mountaineering for a cause: Local mountaineers resolve to save glaciers


Press Release A group of 10 mountaineers and researcher from Shimshal embarked on a mission to save the glaciers from depleting. This was announced during a meeting with media in National Press Club Islamabad. Pakistan is home to worlds largest ice glaciers out of the polar region. Spread over an area of 16933 square kilometer, there are over 5000 glaciers ...

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Share in CPEC: G-B scholars demand education, health facilities in region


GILGIT: Scholars in Gilgit-Baltistan on Sunday demanded that health and education sectors in the region should be made a part of the mega infrastructure projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “Obviously CPEC would pass through G-B and people are bound to suffer from dust and other pollutants once the traffic starts flowing through it,” asked Mujahid Shah, a PhD scholar ...

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G-B governor distances himself from disparaging remarks

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GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Governor Mir Ghazanfar Ali on Thursday distanced himself from a statement attributed to him. The statement, reported in the vernacular press, had the governor reportedly referring to the people of Diamer as being “Taliban-minded” and needing “madrasas but not a university”. The comment had sparked unrest in Diamer valley. On Thursday, he attempted to clear the air surrounding ...

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Connecting the Dots: Himalayan Glaciers, Changing Surface Water Regimes and Groundwater Resources

Photo: Alex Treadway/ICIMOD.

Anjal Prakash and Arun B Shrestha The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is one of the most dynamic, diverse, and complex mountain systems in the world, providing fresh water resources to more than 210 million people in the mountains and 1.3 billion people downstream. Several river and glacial systems originate in the HKH, making the region a “Third Pole” of the ...

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Ecosystem impact: Felling of trees continues unabated in G-B region


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The illegal felling of trees in the Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) region continues unabated, causing irreplaceable and devastating damage to the ecosystem of the area. According to latest reports from Khan Muhammad Qureshi, a local activist in Chilas, some illegal felling has been reported in Diamer valley. About 200 trees in the Babusar top area have been felled this ...

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Former G-B CM being investigated for embezzlement

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Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in Gilgit-Baltistan has started investigations into alleged embezzlement during the previous chief minister Mehdi Shah’s government. “This was decided in a meeting chaired by PAC Chairman Captain (retd) Sikandar Ali,” said a spokesman of G-B Assembly Saifur Rehman on Tuesday. “A PAC subcommittee has been constituted to look into it,” the spokesman told The ...

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Boosting tourism: Gilgit-Ghizer road to be turned into an expressway

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ISLAMABAD: Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman on Sunday said that they would develop the Gilgit-Ghizer road as an expressway. Talking to Radio Pakistan, Rehman said the G-B government would start work on projects which have been funded and supported by the federal government. By developing the road on the pattern of an expressway, the G-B chief minister hoped it would ...

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GBLA unanimously passes 4 resolutions


GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) unanimously passed four resolutions. In the first resolution it was demanded Skardu air port after the name of famous Mountaineer late Hassan Sadpara. In the second resolution, the assembly condemned un-provoked shelling of Indian troops across the line of control and expressed solidarity with the families of those civilian killed by the Indian troops firing. ...

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