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Hunza: Silk Route Festival 2013 held in Karimabad

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By our correspondent Photos: Ghazi Karim Events under the Silk Route Festival 2013, which kicked off in Gilgit yesterday, were held in Karimabad, Hunza, today. A large number of foreign tourists, domestic visitors, locals and government officials attended the festival that showcased the culture of Hunza valley.  Diplomats of about 22 countries in Pakistan also visited the Silk Route Festival ...

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Silk Route Festival 2013 opens in Gilgit

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Report by Qasim Ali Photos: Tanveer Ahmed The Silk Route Festival 2013 was opened today at the Karakoram International University, Gilgit, by Governor Gilgit Baltistan, Pir Karam Ali Shah, our correspondent said. The three day long festival’s opening ceremony was attended by diplomats of several countries in Pakistan, including Ukraine, Egypt, China, Italy, Japan, Indonesia, Syria, North Korea, South Korea, Uzbekistan, ...

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Dispute knocks construction of first cardiology center in Gilgit

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News Desk The construction of cardiology center in Gilgit has been knocked by sectarian dispute, reports said Sunday. Work on the project has been stalled due to a sectarian dispute over its proposed site since the last ten years. Meanwhile, Health Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Gulbar Khan, has asked for help from political leaders to immediately kickoff work on GB’s first cardiology ...

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Shaheen Baig set on expedition to scale Ama Dablam, Nepal with Italian companian

Italy,Pakistan friendship expedition- Ama Dablam 6856m autumn 2013

Famous Pakistani climber Shaheen Baig has set out to scale Mt.  Ama Dablam (6864m) with his Italian companion Elena. He is the first Pakistani who is attempting to scale a mountain in Nepal in autumn season. Both climbers reportedly spent three days at the base camp, preparing their climbing gears and also to get themselves acclimatized to the environment around the ...

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The Kalasha and the Crescent

The Kalasha and the Crescent

    “A Caipirihna Production”- The Kalasha and the Crescent Directed by : Lara Leea Cinematography: Shah Zaman Baloch           The Kalash are the last surviving animists in Central Asia. They live in three valleys, high up in the Hindu Kush mountains on the border with Afghanistan. The Kalash religion is especially significant because it is ...

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Gulmit Gojal: Preparations for Silk Route Festival underway

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By our correspondent                         The Wakhi Tajik Cultural Association (WTCA) is in the process of finalizing the Silk Route Festival’s closing ceremony to be held in Gulmit, Gojal, on October 29, 2013. According to the organizers, about 40 ambassadors of different countries in Pakistan have been invited to the ...

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Do you know the bio data of GB Legislative Assembly members?

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Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly-Bio data of Members The Gilgit–Baltistan Legislative Assembly is a 33-seat unicameral legislative body that was formed as part of the Gilgit–Baltistan Empowerment and Self-Governance Order, 2009 which granted the region self-rule and an elected legislative assembly. Prior to this, the region had been directly ruled from Islamabad. S# Name Fathers Name Qualification Constituency Party Affiliation 1. Syed Mehdi Shah, Chief Minister GB. ...

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Last Look at the Himalayas

Last Look at the Himalayas

An Offroadstudios production: For several years, evidence has been mounting that the global climate is steadily getting warmer. As a result the melting glaciers are constantly undressing the majestic snow covered peaks of Himalayas. Last Look at the Himalayas is an environmental conservation documentary by Off-Road Studios, aiming to capture whats left and promote the struggle against global warming. Share ...

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Ground work on Pak-China fiber-optic connection started

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News Desk Ground work on the recently planned cross-border fiber-optic connection between Pakistan and China has reportedly been started. According to sources, a team of experts recently visited Gojal Valley to look at feasibility of the planned US$44 million project. The team reportedly examined the planned project area in Khunjerav and Sost. The agreement for the Pak-China fiber-optic cable was ...

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GB’s skiing sisters selected for qualifying round of Winter Olympics

Amina Wali and Ifrah Wali, Photo Credit: Agha Jan

News Desk Skiing sisters, Amina Wali and Ifrah Wali, from Gilgit-Baltistan have made their way to the qualifying rounds of the forthcoming Winter Olympics that would be held in Sochi, Japan, in 2014, reports said. It is for the first time that women from Pakistan have been selected for the qualifying round of the Winter Olympics. It is pertinent to mention ...

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