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Foreign tourists barred from visiting GB without NOC

Tourists at the 2013 Jashn-e-Ghanche

JAMIL NAGRI GILGIT: The federal interior ministry has imposed a ban on visits of foreign tourists to Gilgit-Baltistan without obtaining a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the ministry in Islamabad. A letter recently sent by the ministry to the Gilgit-Baltistan government says that it has been reported that foreigners are frequently visiting Gilgit-Baltistan without obtaining an NOC or security clearance from ...

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GBLA passes probation of interest on 2017 private loan bills


GILGIT: tHE Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) unanimously passed the Gilgit-Baltistan probation of interest on private loans 2017 bill during its proceeding in Gilgit on Wednesday. The bill was presented in the house by the law minister Dr. Muhammad Iqbal for approval. Taking part in the debate the members thanked the Gilgit Baltistan Government for getting approval of such important bill. ...

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Landslides, mudflows block roads in GB

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GILGIT: Gilgit to Skardu and Gilgit to Kashgar roads are closed for all type of traffic due to landsliding and mudflow. The Skardu road was blocked near Shangus. The Karakoram Highway is closed for traffic at Murtazaabad in Hunza. Frontier Works Organization has started work for restoration of traffic. The Gilgit Rawalpindi portion of Karakoram Highway was also closed at ...

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Gilgit Serena Hotel celebrates Earth Day in collaboration with Mehnaz Fatima Educational & Welfare Organization


Press Release Gilgit Serena Hotel celebrated Earth Day in collaboration with Mehnaz Fatima Educational & Welfare organization. Mehanaz Fatima is an exclusive school which provides education for young children and children with special needs by focusing on the development of human resources, optional learning facilities and community awareness in Gilgit-Baltistan. Mr. Asghar Khan Acting Manager, Gilgit Serena Hotel addressed on ...

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Denuding forests: G-B to jail timber thieves


GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Forest Department has decided to take strict action against the timber mafia and announced that all elements involved in the illegal cutting of trees would be sent to jail. Astore Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Saleem said on Friday that individuals or institutions found guilty of illegally cutting trees in the area would be booked and sent ...

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CM Hafeez: ‘BoI had been established to project opportunities to investors in the region’


GILGIT: Noting that establishing industries was key for burgeoning economic activity in the region, Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman on Wednesday announced special incentives for investors. Rehman chaired a meeting of the G-B Board of Investment (BoI) in Gilgit on Wednesday. With one eye on the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC), Rehman explained that the BoI had been established to project ...

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Flying to Gilgit: what to watch out for

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On an average, one 48-seat passenger ATR takes off for Gilgit from Islamabad every day. As growing commerce and tourism attract both domestic and foreign passengers to the Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) region, the demand outweighs the supply. PIA being the only carrier on this route plays a monopolising role in who reaches and when. There are two road routes but Naran ...

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Gilgit: District administration launched a crackdown against encroachment

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GILGIT:  The district administration launched a crackdown against encroachment in Gilgit city on Monday. Encroachers were warned to remove their illegal structures immediately, otherwise, they would be sent to jail. Gilgit Assistant Commissioner Naveed Khan and building inspector Mazhar Hussain along with relevant staff tightened the noose around encroachers in the Gilgit and warned encroachment mafia to remove illegal structures ...

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Role of media in narrative building of our society: a global perspective


By Shakeel Ahmed The term media is derived from Medium, which means carrier or mode. Media denotes an item specifically designed to reach a large audience or viewers. The term was first used with the advent of newspapers and magazines. However, with the passage of time, the term broadened by the inventions of radio, TV, cinemas and Internet. In the ...

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Powerhouse built in GB through trophy-hunting money


Gilgit –  A community-based hydropower project in Gilgit-Baltistan in Sassi Haramosh area, which has been built through the Markhor Trophy fund, was inaugurated on Sunday. In this connection, a ceremony of was held at Sassi Haramish. Dr Iqbal, minister for Law and works was the chief guest on the occasion. Sajad Haider, secretary forest and wild life, Zafar Waqar Taj, ...

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