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CM Hafeez: ‘People of GB are soldiers of Pakistan’

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Gilgit: The Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Hafeez-ur-Rehman has stated that every single person of Gilgit-Baltistan is a defender of Pakistan. In a statement, he strongly rejected and condemned the statement of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding Gilgit-Baltistan. “People of Gilgit and Baltistan are soldiers of Pakistan and they will defend Pakistan by sacrificing their lives”, he added. “The Indian ...

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Regional languages to be made part of G-B school curriculum

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The legislative assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan passed a resolution on Thursday to ensure regional languages are made part of the syllabus in the region. The resolution was tabled by Rehana Abidi, a lawmaker of Islami Tehreek Pakistan (ITP) from Baltistan. It was approved by the house that was chaired by Speaker Fida Muhammad Nashad. G-B Chief Minister Hafeezur ...

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Hunza: PYO organizes sports events at the world’s highest sports ground ‘Zarthgurben Shimshal’

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Al Shams Snow Leopards “won it” in the most demanding season 1 In its commitment to break the barriers the youth is facing, Pakistan Youth Outreach (PYO) reached out the extra mile on 14th August, the day when Pakistan came in to existence on the world’s map, by taking the revolutionary step of introducing high altitude sports in the country. ...

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Khawaja Asif: ‘GB offers investment potential in hydel power generation’

Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif says Gilgit-Baltistan offers excellent investment opportunities in hydel power projects. He made these remarks while chairing a meeting of the committee on formulation of roadmap for implementation of Hydro Power Projects in Gilgit-Baltistan in Islamabad on Tuesday. The Minister ensured the delegation that federal government will extend its full support and cooperation to ...

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SSP KSF issues directives for tightening security on KKH between Gilgit, Hunza

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Farman Ali said CPEC Mobile service should be more effective for protection and facilitation of the transporters. Gilgit: SSP Karakoram Security Force (KSF) Farman Ali has directed the concern officers to tighten security in all the police stations along Karakoram Highway. Chairing the meeting, he said CPEC Mobile service should be more effective for the protection and facilitation of the ...

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Gojal: MYRO, Mountain TV start ‘interactive theatre’ training to promote pluralism, tolerance, co-existence in GB

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Gulmit: Mountain Youth Resource and Social Welfare Organization (MYRO) started a weeklong training in interactive theatre for existing and potential artists of Gilgit-Baltistan in Gulmit on Monday. The training’s goal is to train the participants to use interactive theatre in their fight against extremism, and to promote pluralism, tolerance and co-existence in Gilgit-Baltistan in addition to addressing the rising suicide ...

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Shuttersdown: Awami Action Committee in G-B observes strike

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The political and religious groups in Gilgit-Baltistan observed a shuttersdown strike on Monday under the banner of Awami Action Committee (AAC) against the lack of share for G-B in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “We have been cheated on in the name of two economic zones,” a leader of AAC, Farooq Khan, said referring to G-B Chief Minister ...

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Solar Water Pumping from Hunza River enhances local livelihoods

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A solar pumping system to irrigate the newly developed orchards along the Hunza River using drip irrigation in Upper Gojal, Gilgit-Baltistan. It is the first attempt to pilot solar water pumping and micro-irrigation in the arid region under project ‘Agricultural Water, Energy and Hazard Management in the Upper Indus Basin for Improved Livelihood’. The solar water pumping and micro-irrigation systems ...

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Food insecurity feared in G-B under CPEC projects

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Environmentalists believe food insecurity could be a major concern for Gilgit-Baltistan once the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project becomes operational. G-B should focus on the production of apples in order to avert the emerging food shortage in the region. This was stated by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Director Dr Babar Khan at the ...

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Voice of dissent: Senators to move resolution against G-B chief secretary

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: A group of senators have decided to move a resolution against Gilgit-Baltistan chief secretary.  The senators, who were in Gilgit-Baltistan to review projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, criticised the regional government for giving them the cold shoulder during their visit. The senators expressed their discontent on Friday at Gilgit airport where they addressed the media before flying ...

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