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Gupis: OEC organizes meet-up of IFL scholars and their parents

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GUPIS: Organization for Educational Change (OEC) conducted a get-together with its scholars in Gupis, Ghizer on Sunday 15th January 2017. This session was led mainly by the senior executive member Kamal Ud Din who did a remarkable job in pulling it off in the harsh weather of the regions. The purpose of the session was not only to meet IFL ...

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AL Amyn Model School Gulmit Hunza announces admission 2017-18


(PR) Al Amyn Model School Gulmit announces admissions for classes ECD to Prep 9th for the academic session 2017-18. The administration announced the admission open for the new academic year in a press release. Application forms are available in the admin office during school hours and students will have to go through test and interview to be eligible for admission ...

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PYO successfully completes ‘National Women Winter Expedition’

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Press Release Pakistan Youth Outreach (PYO), in collaboration with Karakorum Expeditions, proudly initiated national women winter expedition to an unnamed, unclimbed peak, for the first time in Pakistan’s mountaineering history. The National Women Winter Expedition was lead by the renowned and only female Mountaineer of Pakistan to summit Mt. Everest, Ms. Samina Baig. The expedition was initially planned to 6050m ...

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Saving glaciers: Winter expedition team from Shimshal reaches Skardu via Braldu Pass


SKARDU: A group of 10 mountaineers and researcher from Shimshal who embarked on a mission to save the glaciers from depleting have successfully made it to Skardu through the Braldu Pass. It took us 13 days to complete the mission, announced a representative of the winter expedition team. The group of 10 member professional mountaineers and researchers crossed six longest glaciers of ...

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Police bust allegedly ‘RAW-funded ring of saboteurs’ in G-B

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GILGIT: In what appears to be a major breakthrough, regional police chief Zafar Iqbal Awan on Wednesday claimed to have arrested members of a network financed by Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) — India’s premier intelligence — to sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “This is a big success,” Awan told the media during a hurriedly-called news conference in Gilgit, referring ...

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G-B police uniform gets traditional makeover


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: With one eye on the rising number of tourists flocking to the area and the other on preserving a fast disappearing tradition, the Gilgit-Baltistan police on Tuesday formally inducted a traditional piece of headgear into their uniform. The cap, locally known as “Khoi”, will be donned by the traffic police in the region. The addition to the ...

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Agricultural independence: GB to make 54,000 acre barren land cultivable

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GILGIT: In a bid to boost the regional agricultural sector and promote self-reliance in agriculture, the GB government has planned to make cultivable 54,000 acre barren land. “Rs. 13 billion would be spent to convert 54,000 acre barren land into cultivable,” said Chief Minister Hafeez ur Rehman on Monday. Mr. Rehman said the government has also set up land reforms commission in ...

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Indian plans: G-B reluctant to consider new border routes


GILGIT: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) seems reluctant to consider Indian government plans to open new routes across the Line of Control (LoC) to reconnect divided families in G-B and Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). According to media reports, Governor of IOK Narinder Nath Vohra recently told a joint sitting of the IOK legislature that the state government was considering opening four ...

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PM Nawaz approves Gilgit-Naltar Expressway project


GILGIT: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has approved a project for the construction of expressway between Gilgit and Naltar, revealed Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman on Sunday. The chief minister revealed this while talking to a delegation in Gilgit. He said the project is part of a broader plan to boost the tourism sector of GB. “Prime Minister Muhammad ...

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Dadi Jawari – the Queen who gifted water to her subjects


GILGIT: Through the centuries, most people have tried to seek ‘immortality’ through different means. Some tried to do it through pictures or stories about themselves. Others built statues to remind subsequent generations. Others still built giant monuments as a testimony to their grandness. But few have of these methods have stood the trial of time. But for four centuries, the name ...

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