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Voice of dissent: ‘Where is the empowerment we were promised?’

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Source: Express Tribune Lawyers in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) on Friday urged the Pakistan Army to fill the vacuum left by civilian governments and guarantee constitutional rights to the people of the region. “It is about time the army steps in to provide fundamental human and constitutional rights to the people of G-B,” Advocate Shehbaz Khan, vice president of G-B Bar Council, ...

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Demand for regularization: SAP schools’ teachers start sit-in protest in front of GBLA

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Staff reporter Hundreds of teachers from schools running under the Social Action Program (SAP) started a sit-in protest over the government’ inaction to meet their demands in front of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) Saturday. The sit-in has been started to protest against the GB government’s indifferent attitude towards the pleas of 1,464 SAP schools’ teachers to regularize their employments, ...

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People in Dasu block KKH in demonstration against electricity shortage

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Web Desk The people of Dasu Tehsil, the headquarters of Kohistan District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, blocked the Karakoram Highway for several hours on Saturday to protest what they called the government’s negligence to resolve the problem of power shortage in the region. Blockage of the KKH left commuters stranded on both sides; a majority of them passengers travelling from Gilgit-Baltistan to ...

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Women learning the art of landscaping

young women from the scenic Shigar Valley in the mountainous northern areas of Pakistan learn the principles of design and landscaping. In learning these skills to transform a rubble strewn field into a one-of-a-kind teaching garden, these women sow the seeds for their own

Young women from the scenic Shigar Valley in the mountainous northern areas of Pakistan learn the principles of design and landscaping. In learning these skills to transform a rubble strewn field into a one-of-a-kind teaching garden, these women sow the seeds for their own . Film Director: Mahera Omar Producer: MO productions Share this:

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Government laxity: Several projects in holdup across Gojal Valley

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By Mirbaz Khan   Several projects intended for public welfare in Gojal Valley, Upper Hunza, have seemingly been dumped by government authorities and contractors. The projects left incomplete include a link road, office building of the Union Council, a Vocational Center building and construction of water supply system in village Gulmit besides several other projects across several villages of the ...

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Gojal: Frozen Attabad Lake leaves passengers stranded on both sides

News Desk The inhabitants of Gojal Valley and passengers travelling across the Attabad Landslide Lake, already suffering from severe winter cold and heavy snowfall, received yet another blow today when the Attabad Lake froze, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded on both sides of the lake. Severe winter has lately pushed temperatures in the valley to the extreme minus, augmenting the ...

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Gilgit-Baltistan: Show Stopper !

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Enjoy 4 minutes and 45 seconds of time lapses based on northern areas of Pakistan now called Gilgit-Baltistan. Share this:

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Land of Pure-Documentary film

Land of Pure-Documentary film

A documentary film by: Peter Mallamo In the Northern Areas of Pakistan, amid the rugged Karakoram Mountains, lies a relatively isolated region called Baltistan. The Balti people have struggled in this beautiful and harsh environment, but because men were able to find work as porters to assist mountaineering expeditions, many families enjoyed a meager income to supplement their subsistence lifestyle. ...

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Chief Secretary of GB: Silk Route Festival 2014 will be organized as ‘Mega Event’

CHIEF SECRETARY OF GILGIT-BALTISTAN YOUNAS DHAGA

News Desk Chief Secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan, Younas Dhaga, has said that the government of GB will organize Silk Route Festival 2014 as a mega event. Mr. Dhaga expressed these views during a meeting with the stakeholders, representatives of NGOs and media persons regarding the Silk Route Festival 2013, which was organized the previous month. The chief secretary further said that ...

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Failure to form new districts: Thousands protest against GB government in Skardu

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News Desk Thousands of people in Skardu took to the roads to protest against what they called was the government’s duplicity on the matter of formation of new districts. The demonstrators warned that if the government of Gilgit-Baltistan does not immediately deliver upon its pledge to form new district, they’ll have to face dire consequences. It is pertinent to mention ...

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