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Over two decades later


By Chris Cork Riding a bicycle into a rainy and chilly Gilgit in late September 1993 about the first thing that struck me was a complete absence of a sense of the romantic. Dirty, down at heel, feral dogs everywhere and a distinct feeling of edginess. Twenty-three years down the line the feral dogs are gone and the place no ...

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Magnetic appeal: A pilgrimage to buyer’s heaven


GILGIT: The magnetic appeal of Gilgit-Baltistan’s landscapes has primarily drawn tourists into the region. As they navigate through the many vistas that G-B has to offer, visitors who want to shop for Chinese goods gravitate towards the Northern Light Infantry (NLI) Market in Gilgit. Situated about 600 kilometers from the federal capital and as many from China’s Kashgar, the market is ...

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Fight for rights: Committee vows to continue struggle for G-B’s share in CPEC

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Undeterred over their arrest, leaders of Awami Action Committee (AAC) on Friday vowed to continue their struggle for Gilgit-Baltistan’s share in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. “We aren’t going to budge an inch from our stance,” said Sultan Raees, who heads the AAC. This is an alliance of various small religious and nationalist parties. Raees was among ...

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Meat for all households in Hunza: Eid tradition ensure equality in sacrifice


By Ali Akbar The much renowned Hunza valley, enveloped in the grand Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain range, carried out its unique tradition of communal qurbani on the occasion of Eidul Azha. As part of an ancient tradition, all sacrificial animals are slaughtered at a community centre and the meat is then divided among the local population where all families ...

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PPP leader Jafar Shah joins PTI after meeting Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD: A senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) belonging to Gilgit Baltistan announced his decision to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday.  Justice (retd) Jafar Shah, former PPP President, called on Imran Khan at his residence in Bani Gala and expressed his desire to the join PTI. Speaking to media persons, Shah said that PTI was the center of ...

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11TH NISHAN-E-HAIDER OF PAKISTAN — NAIK SAIF ALI JANJUA HANZLA.SAJIDSEPTEMBER 12, 2016 (Security Desk) — 88% copper, 10% tin and 2% zinc awarded to men with  100% heart of gold. Yes, the description aptly describes the recipients of Nishan-e-Haider. 10 men in the history of Pakistan have had the honor of receiving the country’s highest gallantry award over the course ...

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Break the silence,Say no more to Honor killing


By Shakeel Ahmed The murder of a member of a family or social group by other members, due to the belief of the committers that the victim has got dishonor upon the family or community is called honor killing or honour killing, it is also called a customary killing. Honour killings are focused generally against the women and girls. The apparent ...

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Bridge collapses: Over 4,000 vehicles remain stranded on second day


By Muhammad Sadaqat BALAKOT: Hundreds of passengers and drivers remained stranded on Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad road in Kaghan for the second day in a row as the relevant authorities failed to make alternative arrangements to clear the road of over 4,000 vehicles. While talking to The Express Tribune on Sunday, locals and the police said a heavy truck loaded with cement was en ...

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China calls for consensus on CPEC


BEIJING: Political consensus is essential for fully exploiting the potential of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), stressed the Vice Minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Zheng Ziaosong to the visiting delegation of the PPP. “Political consensus coupled with unanimity in approach is essential to draw the maximum benefits from this mega project which is a game-changer ...

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PM orders allocation of land for construction of 46 new hospitals


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed all the provincial governments to allocate land for the construction of forty-six hospitals. On the directions of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the federal government has written letters to the Chief Secretaries of the four provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Islamabad Capital Territory Administration in this regard. These 46 hospitals will be ...

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