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Indigenous altruism evolution from monarchic to democratic in Hunza

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By Muhammad Panah, Hunza It is important to discuss the two system of governance (monarchic and democratic) and narrate its humanity and dignity aspects in the social and religious context. It is my faithful intention to make short review of Hunza tyrannic governing system, who never seen such system neither remained part of same system. The communities are living under horrific ...

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Broghil valley: Yak attack!


High up in the mountains is another world entirely. Protected by towering peaks are unique ecosystems and otherworldly geographical features. And here too are the isolated and fascinating cultures, which we only glimpse in pictures in travelogues. A view of yak polo match The Broghil valley, situated about 250km from Chitral, is one such place. Its extended glaciers, incredible wildlife, ...

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Blackouts galore: As glaciers refreeze, power outages abound


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: People in Gilgit are angry over a spike in power shortages owing to a shortfall of seven megawatts in the region. Deputy Commissioner Hamza Salick, in a press briefing on Thursday, explained that power generation in the city had fallen from 35 megawatts to 28 megawatts because the glaciers had frozen and the flow of water in ...

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Indirect benefits

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SARANJAM BEYG MANY critics have rightly highlighted the exclusion of economically enfeebled Gilgit-Baltistan from the $46 billion worth of investments for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. However, provided that GB shows the capacity and shrewdness to harness its indirect, trickle-down benefits, there is little ambivalence about the project being a harbinger of prosperity and development in the region, even if these ...

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27 years on, flight PK-404 still a mystery


GILGIT: It was a sunny day on August 25, 1989, when a Pakistan International Airline’s flight, PK-404, touched down on the narrow runway of Gilgit airport. The plane, Fokker-F27 Friendship, taxied to a halt at the terminal. The passengers exited and the crew began preparing for the return flight to Islamabad. The plane, with 54 passengers— five crew members and 49 passengers— ...

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


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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Indian media reports draw ire of politicians, public in G-B

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Politicians and the public in Gilgit-Baltistan have been irked by Indian media reports which have billed political activities in Gilgit-Baltistan as anti-state movements. Many of them have raised questions over their credibility. These media reports portrayed a video of an election rally, saying it was a separatist uprising against Pakistan. The rally was organised by Awami Workers ...

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Hunza by-polls process ordered to be held again

GILGIT: Awami Workers Party leader Baba Jan, will have another chance to contest Hunza by-elections as Gilgit-Batistan’s apex court has asked election commission on Tuesday to redo the entire process for the polls within 45 days. The court, headed by Chief Justice Rana Shamim, said the previous process for by-elections was illegal and lacked proper permission from the competent authority. “The ...

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Where does Gilgit-Baltistan stand in the Walk Free Foundation’s slavery index?

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By Muhammad Pannah “Walk Free Foundation” is an international agency to declare unseen modern slaveries approaches which is used to control people for their benefits in all over the globe. It is fact that green and red revolutions have changed horrific slavery convention from the world, but in some autocratic countries still having inhuman slavery culture in the world, but ...

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