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Ground work on Pak-China fiber-optic connection started

pak china fiber optic

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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Gilgit-Baltistan Youth Council announces its interim setup

Members of Gilgit-Baltistan Youth Council

Youth of Gilgit-Baltistan residing in Lahore had formed GB Youth Council two weeks ago with the aim to represent the youth of the region at the national and international level. Today the interim setup has officially been announced to look after the management and upcoming event to be organized on the independence day of Gilgit Baltisan on 01 November 2013. Mr. ...

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The Great Media Game-Gilgit Baltistan

The Great Media Game

In an article on August 27 in The New York Times titled “China’s Discreet Hold on Pakistan’s Northern Borderlands” and a subsequent rejoinder published on September 9, Selig Harrison paints an astoundingly imaginative picture of Gilgit-Baltistan. He claims that this region is witnessing a creeping Chinese occupation at the hands of 7,000-11,000 soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army, as well as ...

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Nature at its Best – Northern Areas of Pakistan

Nature at its Best - Northern Areas of Pakistan

  Documentary duration : 22mins 40s Screen aspect ratio:4 :3 The nature of northern areas is the best and unique. Hassan Hayat Khan has captured the landscapes, mountains and culture of northern areas very beautifully. Share this:

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A Socio-Political Study of Gilgit Baltistan Province

A Socio-Political Study of Gilgit Baltistan Province

  A Socio-Political Study of Gilgit Baltistan Province Omar Farooq Zain Associate Professor, Department of Political Science & International Relations Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan E-mail: omer_farooqzain@yahoo.com Abstract Gilgit Baltistan region, which in its amazing history has been known by various names, has one of the unique geographical composition on the globe. Occupying an extraordinary varied and attractive landscape, Gilgit ...

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Gojal: Josh Games 2013 kick starts in Gulmit

Josh Games 2013 started in Gulmit

  Report by our correspondent, Photo credit: Zaheer Bari and Irfan Bari Local level competitions under the Josh Games 2013 kicked off in Gojal on Thursday at the Gulmit Polo Ground, our correspondent reported.  President Ismaili Local Council for Gulmit, Mr. Nazir Ahmed, inaugurated the event, which has grown popular among the youth over the years since its inception by ...

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Chitrali Dance on a tune by legendary Ustaad Jan Ali

Chitrali Dance

By Imran Hunzai: The mountain music of Northern Pakistan is unique in it’s own. Here a video of some youngsters dancing on a Chitrali tune played by Ustaad Jan Ali and his group. The dance patterns are bit different from those we see in Gilgit, Hunza and Baltistan. The Chitrali tunes are faster and the drumbeat pattern also varies from ...

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“Ten Higher Studies Scholarships for ‘Gojal Hunza’ Students”-Chinese Ambassador

China interest in Gilgit Baltistan

MT report: Hunza :China’s ambassador to Pakistan, Sun Weidong, today visited  Gulmit Gojal Hunza . A gathering was held in his honor , attended by youth, Government officials and natives of Gojal. Addressing the gathering the ambassador said ‘ Gojal Hunza has been a bridge to connect  China to Gilgit-Baltistan and rest of Pakistan . I wish to  build Gulmit  ...

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An Overview of Child Labor in the North Pakistan

An Overview of Child Labor in the North Pakistan

Photo by: Khalil Shah Observations and studies indicate that the child labor is not much serious issue in the northern areas. It is due to the fact that there is lack of industries or other labor units in the area. Almost all the children below 14 do small works in homes in order to help their families but that is ...

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