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Snowball effect: As the fortunate flee, rest of G-B battles relentless cold

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: It happens every year. A relentless winter creeps in restless for a place to settle; eventually it finds a home in Gilgit-Baltistan, inching out residents who can afford to leave. The rest are left stranded within their own homes. The few families who can afford to travel, shift from the cold mountainous areas to warmer areas, mostly ...

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