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GBLA delegation meets President Zardari

CM GB Mehdi Shah

Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister, Syed Mehdi Shah, led some members of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) in a meeting with President, Asif Ali Zardari, in Islamabad on Monday. Reports say that besides the chief minister, the GBLA delegation consisted of Wazir Baig, Muhammad Jaffar, Musa, Muhammad Ali Akhtar, Ali Maddad Shah, Engr.  Ismail, Nasir Khan, Sheikh Nisar and Aftab Hayder. Mr. ...

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Why Pervez Musharraf is Chitral’s hero

Why Pervez Musharraf is Chitral’s hero

BY: Anis Ur Rehman Despite the boycott of the 2013 general elections by the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), the party managed to get two seats (one national and one provincial) from the constituency of Chitral under special permission to contest the elections from its party’s president, Pervez Musharraf. This victory for the APML in Chitral proved yet another time that ...

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Potential MD of NATCO demands Rs. 10 lack monthly salary, two vehicles, loads of perks

NATCO Coach

The potential managing director (MD) of Northern Areas Transport Corporation (NATCO) has demanded a million rupees (Rs. 10 lack) as monthly salary, at least two vehicles for personal use besides a number of other perks from the government of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), reports said Saturday. The demands made by Col. (Retd.) Maqbool, who has been nominated for the highly desired, vetted ...

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Filmmaker Focuses on Water and Warming in Northern Pakistan

Filmmaker Focuses on Water and Warming in Northern Pakistan

Courtesy: Asia Society This year, an Italian-born filmmaker, Niccolo Piazza, is preparing to release The Karakoram Anomaly, a documentary examining life, culture and heritage in Baltistan and the Hunza Valley, locations in Pakistan’s mountainous northern regions, against a broader backdrop of climate change. The Karakoram and Western Himalaya mountain ranges are part of this area, and it holds one of the largest stores ...

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Baba Ghundi Festival 2013 ends in Chipurson valley

Polo match during Baba Ghundi Festival

Report by Adil Shah The Baba Ghundi Festival was held on Thursday in Chipurson, a far flung valley in the extreme north of Gilgit-Baltistan. Despite unfavorable weather condition, a number of events were held during the festival, including traditional songs, music, dance and Sufi songs. Polo and Buz Kashi held during the festival in the valley located near the Pak-Afghan ...

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Police vehicle attacked in Sakwar-Gilgit

Police vehicle attacked in Sakwar-Gilgit

GILGIT: A policeman was killed and another injured as armed men ambushed their vehicle in Sakwar, Gilgit-Baltistan on Sunday. The police officials were going towards the police training centre when the incident occurred, said the Jutial police. Constables Bilal and Sher Bahadur were rushed to a government hospital where doctors operated upon them. Bahadur, however, could not survive. “The condition of ...

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Research: Agriculture in Northern Areas

Research:Agriculture in Northern Areas

Sarhad J. Agric. Vol.24, No.4, 2008 IMPACT OF AGRICULTURAL CREDIT ON FARM PRODUCTIVITY AND INCOME OF FARMERS IN MOUNTAINOUS AGRICULTURE IN NORTHERN PAKISTAN: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED VILLAGES IN DISTRICT CHITRAL MIR KALAN SHAH*, HUMAYUN KHAN*, JEHANZEB** and ZALAKAT KHAN** * Institute of Development Studies, NWFP Agricultural University Peshawar – Pakistan ** Department of Economics, University of Peshawar, Peshawar ...

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GBLA members protest over illegal recruitments in PWD

GBLA

By Qasim Ali Gilgit: Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) members protested over illegal recruitments in the Power and Works Department (PWD) during the assembly’s session Thursday, reports said. A report by the standing committee for construction reportedly prompted the protests. The assembly members have demanded that rules recommended by the standing committee for the hiring on the different posts in the ...

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Dr. Sher Bahadur Anjum frontrunner for GB governor slot

Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s close friend Dr. Sher Bahadur Anjum is reported to be the likely victor for the position of Giligit-Baltistan’s governor. According to a source well informed about the PM’s contemplations, Bahadur recently communicated his desire to become governor of GB to his close friend Mr. Sharif. Dr. Bahadur, who was one of the closest associates of the ...

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GB Governor applauds PM’s speech as Islamabad prepares to sack him

karam ali shah

Governor Gilgit-Baltistan, Pir Karam Ali Shah, has said that the recent televised address of Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has “lifted our spirits.” He expressed the views during a meeting with the Federal Minister of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, Ch. Muhammad Barjees Tahir, at his office in Islamabad. Mr. Shah, who was appointed as governor of GB under the government ...

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