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Construction of KKH in Gulmit causes environmental damage

Trees pulled out by the excavator during construction of KKH in Gulmit, Photo: Zaheer Bari

By Zaheer Bari Construction of the Karakoram Highway (KKH) in Gulmit has caused substantial environmental damage to forests as trees have been damaged by excavators and bulldozers. The construction work started in Gulmit just a week ago and by now a majority of the trees have been completely pulled out and others severely damaged. Trees on the way of the ...

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The First Satranga Youth Peace Festival comes to a colorful conclusion in Lahore

Young men from Gilgit Baltistan presented their traidtional dance during the First Satranga Youth Peace Festival

The First Satranga Youth Peace Festival concluded at the Al Hamra Hall, Mall road, Lahore late Monday. A number of colorful and informative items were presented during the festival, which was mean to promote peace, pluralism, diversity and preservation of culture. A large number of young men and women from across Gilgit-Baltistan also participated in the festival with the aim ...

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WAPDA’s powerhouse failure leaves Skardu in dark

power shortage

News Desk Breakdown in the machinery of the powerhouse of WAPDA’s phase II has left Skradu in dark, reports said Sunday. Sources suggested that it would take more than four days for the powerhouse to become operational. Phase I of the same powerhouse had already been shut down due to work at the gate of Satpara dam. The machine failure ...

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Haji Johar Ali Raki becomes uncontested president of GB Chamber of Commerce and Industries

Member of GBCC&I sitting at its head office in Gilgit, Photo: Sheri Bireno

By Sheri Bireno Haji Johar Ali Raki, a prominent businessman of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), became uncontested president of the Gilgit Baltistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (GBCC&I) after withdrawal of other presidential candidates from the run during a sitting in Gilgit on Saturday. Mr. Johar hails from Jalalabad, Gilgit. He heads the Raki traders – Importers and Exporters, based in Danyore. ...

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Undue obligation: School administration in Gilgit engages students in classroom renovation work

Students of class 9th at the Government Boys High School No. 1 Gilgit

By our reporter The school administration at the Government Boys High School No. 1 Gilgit has started forcing students to paint classroom walls themselves, instead of concentrating on their education. It is pertinent to mention here that renovation of school buildings and related tasks are clearly the duty of the school administration. Moreover, the government allocates special fund for school ...

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My crumbling temple

Karakoram International University (KIU), Gilgit

By Didar Ali I heard MY temple crumbling!!!! I heard that, there are ant-holes in the walls and floor of my temple, which causes water seepage I heard that, the sparkling flowers of my temple garden have turned comatose, thorns and parasitical plants have grown tall I heard that, the cats of my temple have left long ago and the ...

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How One Entrepreneur in Hunza is Using the Internet to Revitalize His Business

Glacier Breeze Restaurant stands high on a hill top just above the KKH in Passu, Gojal

By Kamran Ahmed Israr started his business in 2003 with the help of his brothers. He was revered as one of the leaders in the restaurant business sector in the area until his business growth became stagnant for some time in 2010 and gradually ran in troubles by the start of 2013. “The uncertain political situation, coupled with the unstable ...

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Ginani (Traditional festival Dramatized by Students)

Ginani (Traditional festival Dramatized by Students)

Post by: Salman Karim Ginani festival is the beginning of new harvesting season, with great joy, hope and happiness.It is a traditional festival which is celebrated in Hunza Valley from a long period of time and people participate very enthusiastically in the event and start a new season of spring with joy and cheers. This short film is produced by ...

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Chilas meeting: Diamer Jirga vows to help GB government tackle militancy

diamer quomi jirga

News Desk The Diamer Quomi Jirga has once again vowed to extend full assistance to the government of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) to eradicate militancy from the region, reports said Thursday. Officials of the GB administration held a high level meeting with members of the Diamer Quomi Jirga in which both sides agreed to work in collaboration to craft a strategy to ...

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Take2-Riedböhringen(Germany)& Gulmit Gojal Hunza(Pakistan)

Volleyball in Gulmit

Using participatory video, Glocal Films runs various projects worldwide to promote a creative intercultural exchange between children from different countries. Take 2 gives children the opportunity to consider concepts of place and belonging, to share ideas about the worlds around them and to learn about themselves in relation to others. It creates an opportunity to embrace diversity through the increase ...

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