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‘Gilgit-Baltistan’s Human Rights Day’ to be observed in december-Asma Jahangir

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Gilgit: Pakistan’s noted human rights activist and former president of Supreme Court Bar Association, Asma Jahangir is on three days official visit of Gilgit-Baltistan  along with other officials of Human Right Commission of Pakistan. During her visit she called on multiple stakeholders in Gilgit. A large number of lawyers called on her at Lawyers Bars Association meeting where constitutional rights of ...

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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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Major William Alexander Brown,MBE,Sitara e Pakistan-British Scot Leader of Gilgit Rebellion

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Major William Alexander Brown,MBE,Sitara e Pakistan-British Scot Leader of Gilgit Rebellion   Major Agha.H.Amin (Retired) , Armoured Corps About the Author Agha H. Amin , Retired Tank corps major who served in five tank regiments and commanded an independent tank squadron and served in various staff , instructional and research assignments. Presently heads think tank Centre for Study of Intelligence ...

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Rifts emerge in PML-N ahead of GBLA-6 by-polls

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By Shabbir Mir Published: May 8, 2016 GILGIT: The decision to award a ticket to the Gilgit-Baltistan governor’s son for the by-elections on GBLA-6 Hunza has ruffled many feathers among Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders. Some believe these tensions could give progressive leader Baba Jan an opportunity to make inroads. On Thursday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif awarded a party ticket to Salim ...

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Diehard political worker makes it to G-B Council

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By Shabbir Mir Published: April 23, 2016 Gilgit:Muhammad Ashraf Sada’s election to Gilgit-Baltistan Council comes across as an opportunity to put into effect all those aspirations that a diehard political worker wants to achieve. Sada is one of the six candidates who made it to G-B Council—the upper house of the regional parliament—in the elections held earlier this week. Inked ...

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My search for the elusive ‘giant’ of Deosai

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OSMAN EHTISHAM ANWAR I first came across the name “Land of the Giant” in a blog post. It had never occurred to me before that Deosai could have anything to do with adeo (giant). I decided to embark on a trip hoping to spot the giant(s) that inhabit this beautiful plateau above 4,000 metres. Stocked with six omelette-paratha rolls I ...

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After 5 years: Gilgit-Baltistan Council elections to be held on April 18

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By Shabbir Mir Published: March 31, 2016 GILGIT: The election commission of Gilgit-Baltistan has fixed April 18 as the date for the G-B Council polls. This was stated in a notification issued on Wednesday from the election commissioner’s office. “Nomination papers will be accepted between April 5 to April 8,” stated the document. Earlier, the commission had announced the polls would ...

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Policeman killed, alleged rapist injured in Gilgit

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By Shabbir Mir Published: March 26, 2016 GILGIT: A policeman was killed and an alleged rapist injured when a bullet hit them during interrogation at a check post in Sonikote, Gilgit Thursday night. According to the police, Wasim Masih and Younus Masih had kept 15-year-old S* locked up in a house where they repeatedly raped him on Wednesday and Thursday. “After ...

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KAMAL IN KARACHI, WHAT ABOUT PUNJAB AND GB

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By Amjad Ali Roads are been built and carpeted, pavements been furnished and underpasses been painted. Development regarding construction and at a large level destruction and then construction again in Lahore has become a hobby of Punjab government. It is appreciated, much appreciated and encouraged; Punjab government is doing a lot on infrastructure. Generally there are huge applauses for the ...

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Legal linkage with GB

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AFZAL A. SHIGRI: WITHIN a month of their oath-taking, the newly elected members of the Legislative Assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) adopted a resolution demanding the granting of full constitutional rights to the people of their region. The assembly also passed a similar resolution on Sept 29, 2014. In the earlier resolution, the demand for the integration of GB as a ...

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