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Military helicopter crashes in Hunza

helicopter crash in hunza

Hunza: An Army helicopter of Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) crashed in Hunza Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan on Thursday, injuring the pilot. “The incident occurred soon after the chopper, Huges OH-7, took off,” Deputy Commissioner Hunza Burhan Afandi told The Express Tribune. “The pilot sustained injuries in the incident,” Afandi said, adding that five persons were on-board at the time of crash. Amjad ...

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In remembrance: Thousands pay homage to philanthropist at Edhi centre


GILGIT / HANGU / SWABI / PESHAWAR: While he spent his entire life uniting people and caring for them without concern for caste, colour, ethnicity, religion or creed, Abdul Sattar Edhi accomplished something very similar in his death as well. A large number of people from various sects and religions, belonging to different parts of the provincial metropolis reached Edhi centre ...

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Fast and the furious: Marathon held to heighten awareness on substance abuse

hunza marathon

GILGIT: International and local athletes participated in a 42-kilometre marathon in Hunza on Saturday. The event, titled Serena Hotels-Hunza Marathon 2016, was held to raise awareness about the negative impact of substance abuse. A half-marathon was also organised to encourage young people to engage in the healthy exercise. At least 340 boys and girls participated in the marathon. It was organised ...

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Rural education challenges in Gligit Baltistan


By Shakeel Ahmed Majority population in Gilgit baltistan still lives in villages and so the topic of rural education in region is of utmost significance. A surveys shows that even though the number of rural students attending schools is rising but more than half of the students in fifth grade are unable to read a second grade text book and ...

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OEC Summer Camp concludes in Rawalpindi


Rawalpindi (PR): The 3rd OEC Summer Camp conducted recently by the Organization for Educational Change (OEC) came to a successful end. The most anticipated event of the year, OEC Summer Camp, was a five-day event held from 22nd – 27th June 2016. The OEC Summer Camp is an initiative of Organization for Educational Change (OEC) designed exclusively for the counselling ...

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G-B CM denies boycotting Shandur festival

shandur polo festival

GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman has denied that the region boycotted Shandur Polo Festival. The announcement comes days after various sections of the media claimed G-B had boycotted the festival and decided to organise the event separately in Shandur. “We haven’t decided to boycott the festival,” a statement quoted Rehman as saying. He added the festival will be arranged jointly ...

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Babusar accident rescue efforts show sectarian harmony is possible


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Concern for humanity trumped sectarian differences when residents of Chilas rushed to the accident site to retrieve bodies of six members of a family who were killed when their car fell into a gorge at Babusar Top on Sunday. The family had been living in Rawalpindi/Islamabad and was on its way to its hometown in Nagar Valley ...

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G-B indecisive over boycotting Shandur Polo Festival

Shandur Polo Festival

By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan government is undecided over boycotting Shandur Polo Festival. The event, which has been jointly organised by G-B and K-P over the last decade, has become politicised by the boundary issue in recent years. G-B lawmaker Barkat Jamil who is also the parliamentary secretary on tourism, told The Express Tribune the region will participate in the ...

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Obituary: Khayal Baig, renowned social worker and father of famous sibling climbers Samina Baig and Mirza Ali, passes away


Islamabad: Mr. Khayal Baig, father of renowned mountaineers Samina Baig and Mirza Ali, passed away at age 74 after a brief ailment in Islamabad on Friday. Mr. Khayal Baig was an active social worker, having served the volunteer corps of Shimshal Valley for six years. “My father was suffering from respiratory problems that led to his death,” Mirza Ali told Mountain ...

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Mountains are calling but here is the turning point!


June 30,2016 By Amjad Ali We the people from Gilgit-Baltistan living in the cities visit our homeland and native villages quite after a long time. There are many who visit after years. Some are called by the mountains some by their parents and some by their Mother land. Anyhow, whenever the locals go back to their homes they come across ...

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