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AJK govt ‘backs’ reforms for Gilgit-Baltistan

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Addressing an All Parties Conference (APC) organised by a local daily at the National Press Club on Wednesday, Kashmiri leaders including former prime ministers Sardar Attique Ahmad Khan and Sultan Mahmood, Chaudhry Lateef Akbar, Abdul Rasheed Turabi and others said that any move to change the constitutional status of the region would tantamount to divide the state of Kashmir. The ...

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G-B government to introduce inter-city transport service

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) government has decided to introduce an inter-city transport system in Gilgit. The region’s government also decided to merge the two main development authorities into one supra body. The decisions – part of the city beautification plan – were taken during a meeting chaired by the G-B Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman and was attended by ...

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Training workshop about wild black cumin held in Laspoor Valley

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Kashif Shahzad Chitral: A training was imparted to 50 persons engaged in the collection of wild black cumin locally known as Zeera siah by World Wide Fund for Pakistan Chitral with collaboration of Directorate of Non Timber Products, KP Forest Department Chitral in Laspoor Valley. Mr. Said ul Islam WWF Pakistan Chitral while talking the session said that Black cumin naturally ...

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Chief Minister GB issues directives for the regularization of contractual doctors

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GILGIT: Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafeez-ur-Rehman has called for implementation on new service structure introduced by Provincial Government to facilitate doctors. Presiding over a meeting in Gilgit, he directed Secretary Heath to regularize service of the doctors who are serving on contract basis for the last two years. He said new service structure and special package has attracted over four-hundred and ...

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India underlines claim over PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan

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India on Wednesday underlined its claim over territories of Jammu and Kashmir under Pakistani occupation amid moves by Islamabad to declare Gilgit- Baltistan as a new province. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asserted in the Lok Sabha that it would be wrong to think that India will let go of any part of its territory. She made the statement after BJD ...

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Snow, rain in April: Six injured in G-B landslides

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: At least six people were injured on Thursday when two cars — one in Diamer valley and other in Ghizer valley — were hit by landslides triggered by heavy rains and snowfall. As a result of the landslides, the Karakoram Highway has been blocked at several places, disrupting traffic between Gilgit-Baltistan and Islamabad. “Boulders hit a car ...

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SCO to extend DSL service to Gojal Valley within 2 weeks


GULMIT: The Director General of Special Communications Organization (SCO) Amir Azim Bajawa visited Gulmit on Wednesday where he announced that SCO will extend its DSL service to Gojal Valley within two weeks. Mr. Bajwa was invited to Gulmit by the Gulmit Organization for Local Development (GOLD). The offficials of GOLD had requested SCO to start DSL service in the valley. It ...

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Hunza Valley faces solid waste issues

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HUNZA: The people of Ganish, one of the oldest settlements recorded along the Silk Route, have offered an area for solid waste dumping site, the head of district administration in Hunza told a seminar on Monday. “We thank the Ganish community for providing solid waste dumping area,” Deputy Commissioner Hunza Samiullah Farooq told the seminar attended by officials of the ...

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The pioneer of Siachen: Pakistan loses its silent hero ‘Chacha Abdu’

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SKARDU- Abdul Rehman, the pioneer of Siachin, has breathed his last in the mountainous region of Gilgit-Baltistan. Even though Abdul Rehman remained fully active in helping Army and people of his region throughout his life, many of us don’t know much about this hero of Pakistan. Known as Chacha Abdu to most of the soldiers and locals, Rehman was decorated ...

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Gojal: Inspector Customs dies of apparent heart attack

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Sost: Inspector Customs Syed Ali Hussain Shah was found dead in his room on Tuesday. Initial reports said Mr. Shah, who was a resident of Attock and posted in Sost, has died of an apparent heart attack. The deceased had reportedly survived a heart attack a few days ago. Sources privy to the incident said Mr. Shah was also suffering from ...

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