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Continental drift: Where two worlds collide

A roadside signboard in Nagar Valley identifies the spot where the Indian and Eurasian continental plates collided creating the towering mountains. PHOTO: EXPRESS

By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: “Please stop. Stop [right] here,” a foreign tourist shouts as his vehicle snakes through the Nagar Valley en route to Hunza from Gilgit in Gilgit-Baltistan region. The man has read a roadside signboard and cannot control his excitement. “Collision Point of Continental Plates,” reads the signpost, apart from offering information about the place where the Indian and ...

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G-B Assembly session: ‘Bureaucracy is in charge, not politicians’

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Lawmakers from treasury benches said the bureaucracy of the area was not subservient to the political government of Gilgit-Baltistan, saying decisions were being made by government servants. “Let me accept it. The secretaries are more powerful than politicians,” said Deputy Speaker Jafarullah Khan, while speaking on a point of order during the G-B Assembly session on Monday. ...

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Climate Change brings sufferings

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By Amjad Ali The sound of a child’s cry broke the moments of joy while I was at Attabad Lake,my home town at Shishkat Gojal Hunza. This view of the scenic and eye catching lake between the mighty ranges of Karakorum is not less than a paradise. As the sound of the child’s cry goes louder, the far I go ...

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Over negligence: G-B police chief suspends three KSF officials

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: At least three officials of Karakoram Security force (KSF) have been suspended by Gilgit-Baltistan IGP Zafar Iqbal Awan for performing their duties negligently. The cops were suspended after they failed to chase a Chinese national who illegally purchased arms and attempted to smuggle them to China. “[Awan] has taken the decision to punish [the official],” Mubarak Jan, ...

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Senior citizens special tour to pasture at Gulmit Gojal

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Photos:Sherbaz Gulbasti A unique celebration and hangout for senior citizen was organised by Gulmit Organization for Local Development(GOLD) at Gulmit Gojal Hunza. A large number of senior  citizens  participated in the tour to the nearby pasture, Bulchdass. The youth of Gulmit volunteered to accommodate the senior citizens. With zeal and zest the senior citizens were taken  across the Attabad lake via boats ...

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Infrastructure of fear

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By Aziz Ali Dad June 05, 2016 Untimely meditations On the heels of the recently proposed bill by the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) regarding permission for a husband to lightly beat his wife and prohibition on mixing of genders in schools, hospitals and offices, I had an informal discussion with female teachers at the Karakorum International University (KIU) in ...

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World Environment Day 2016: Sustaining our Wildlife

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By Rajan Kotru In a world where consumerism and materialism are increasing, the celebration of World Environment Day is a time to reflect on whether our collective behaviour needs to be modified to address challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss. This day should be used to remind us that there is only one living world, but that our ...

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ELETRONIC MEDIA AS A TOOL OF RAISING AWARNESS AMONG RURAL COMMUNITY IN TEHSIL GULMIT, DISTRIC HUNZA

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ELECTRONIC MEDIA AS A TOOL OF RAISING AWARNESS AMONG RURAL COMMUNITY IN TEHSIL GULMIT GOJAL, DISTRICT HUNZA By Bibi Nazeer Department of Sociology Quaid-i-Azam university, ISLAMABAD   Click here to access the dissertation: ELETRONIC MEDIA AS A TOOL OF RAISING AWERNESS AMONG RURAL COMMUNITY IN TEHSIL GULMIT, DISTRIC HUNZA Share this:

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WWF, ICIMOD organise journalists’ workshop on climate change in Gilgit

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GILGIT (Staff Report) – WWF-Pakistan, in collaboration with International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), conducted a two-day awareness and capacity building workshop aiming to sensitise and train local journalists on issues related to climate change. The purpose of the workshop was to effectively communicate the need for enabling policies and strategies for adaptation. Participants of the event included local ...

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OEC team calls on Chief Minister and high officials of Gilgit-Baltistan

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Press Release: The team of a youth-led organization , Organization for Educational Change (OEC)calls on  Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez Ur Rehman,Deputy Speaker Jaffar Ullah of Gilgit Baltistan  and administrator Syed Anwar Jamal Shah. They meeting was held  on Monday, 30th May at GB House Islamabad. The meeting went on very progressively as the delegates of OEC comprising of former Chairperson Miss Tajali, Current ...

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