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Hafeez: ‘Govt. committed to overcome energey crisis in GB’

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CM says regional gird is being set up to smooth the distribution of electricity in the region. GILGIT: Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz-ur-Rehman says government is taking measures to harness potential in hydro power sector to overcome energy shortage. Talking to a delegation in Gilgit on Friday, he said provincial government has prepared feasibility report for production of 388 megawatt hydro power ...

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PAEC to set up cancer hospital in Gilgit

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has said that it would establish two more cancer hospitals in the country, one of them in Gilgit. PAEC Chairman Muhammad Naeem, while addressing a seminar on breast cancer in Islamabad on Saturday, stated that the agency would set up one of the facilities in the capital of Gilgit-Baltistan while the other would be ...

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Moving south for the winter: The rich move out as the poor freeze in Gilgit-Baltistan

Snowfall in Gojal Valley

By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The wagon door slams into place. The last of the bags have been loaded onto the car and businessman Safdar Khan’s family is ready for the long journey south, out of Gilgit. But they are not heading out for a vacation. Despite the fact that it is 2016, people living in the mountainous region of Gilgit-Baltistan still ...

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CPEC: Chinese barred from working at Sost Dry Port


GILGIT: In a move that could hurt Pakistan-China cooperation, a court in a ruling this week decided to end the role of Chinese at the Sost Dry Port in Gilgit-Baltistan. The decision follows a two-year-old dispute between employees of a local company and those of a Chinese company. Sino-Trans of China and Dry Port (Limited) Company of Pakistan had a dispute ...

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After 10 years: PTDC set to reopen Satpara Lake motel


ISLAMABAD: After nearly a decade, Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) has decided to reopen its motel at Satpara Lake in Skardu. The popular resort has been shut nearly for 10 years due to the construction of the Satpara dam. “Soon the motel would become functional for tourists,” PTDC Managing Director Abdul Ghafoor told APP. The corporation was making efforts to reopen ...

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CPEC project: PPP vows to protect land of G-B locals


GILGIT: Pakistan Peoples Party Thursday vowed to launch a movement to ‘protect’ the land of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) which could be “illegally” snapped up for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “Under the law, the land belongs to locals, but the government does not recognise that,” said PPP G-B President Amjad Hussain. He was referring to some land allotted for the CPEC project ...

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No cars allowed in Skardu airport parking lot over terror threat


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Authorities have decided to ban the entry of cars into the parking lot of Skardu Airport owing to security threats. “No car is allowed to be park inside the airport as part of security,” an official privy to the developments told The Express Tribune on Tuesday. “The decision will remain effective till November,” said the official, requesting ...

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Your Kids Are Getting Addicted and You Don’t Even Know It


Tech-addiction is a very real thing. It affects a lot of people across the world and many studies have been conducted on it. Nowadays many parents expose their kids to these handheld gizmos, unaware that this may have untold consequences on their children’s psychology down the road. We take a look at how serious it is. The Tech Addiction The ...

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JUI-F Senator held accountable for vandalising Karakoram Highway with graffiti


HUNZA: Senator Muhammad Talha Mahmood from Jamiat-ul-Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) was held accountable for spoiling the natural landscape in the northern areas of Pakistan on social media. An account on Facebook named Hunza On Foot posted a picture of the Karakoram Highway where on a boulder, the name of the Senator was painted in red. Demanding to know why and what gave ...

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On the verge of extinction: Warmer temperatures threaten snow leopards


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: As climate change pushes average temperatures up, snow leopards in the northern areas are facing an existential crisis – there are far fewer places left for them to live. Coupled with fast spreading human population, the cats are under dual treat from the environment and human beings. “The cat is precious and its survival is in the ...

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