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G-B short-term govt denies delays in releasing funds for Election Commission

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The short-term government in Gilgit-Baltistan has denied causing delays in providing funds to the election commission. The explanation came a day after G-B Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Mr. Tahir Ali Shah criticized concerning a lack of funds at the commission’s disposal which could result in additional delays in the legislative assembly elections planned for May. The Chief Election Commissioner also ...

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Syed Mehdi Shah: Appointment of GB’s caretaker chief minister is constitutional

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The former chief minister of Gilgit Baltistan and president of the Pakistan Peoples Party (GB) Syed Mehdi shah said that the appointment of Gilgit Baltistan’s caretaker chief minister is according to the constitution. He said the “chief election commissioner (CEC) is also doing his duties fair. The demand from the federal government is to fully transfer the power to the ...

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Gilgit-Baltistan’s seminaries to come under close examination

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The government of Gilgit-Baltistan has decided to scrutinize both registered and unregistered madrassas operating in the province. According to a government spokesperson, the decision was taken throughout a meeting chaired by interim chief minister Sher Jehan Mir. Home Secretary Sabtain Ahmed and intelligence officers attended the meeting. According to a declaration issued from the chief minister’s office concerning the meeting, ...

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Gilgit-Baltistan receives caution of confrontational attack

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By Irfan Munna: The interior ministry has warned the G-B government that a number of radicals have planned attack and violence on passengers and government officials on Karakoram Highway (KKH) and in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) before Eidul Azha. According a report of Express Tribune the danger has come days before Eid when people from diverse parts of the country and the ...

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Chinese trucks with relief items reaches Sost Gojal

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By Irfan Munna: Chinese trucks with relief of 1600 tons items reached Sost Gojal. The relief items are for the people of North Waziristan which includes the basic necessity food items.  According to our reporter, the people of North Waziristan who were cut off by floods will be distributed these relief items.   PC: Pamir Times The relief items include ...

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Gilgit-Kohistan boundary dispute might turns into more violence

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By Irfan Munna: The opponent peoples and tribes from Kohistan and Gilgit-Baltistan carry on holding fast to their own claims of compensation over an eight-kilometer-narrow piece of land which both grouping say they own. Hard work made by a jirga seems to have gone down the bleed dry as representatives of the two tribes are not enthusiastic to step back ...

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In the near future disaster: Cracks in Fakar Village’s hills put in danger dozens families

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By Irfan Munna The lives of almost 50 families’ livelihood in Fakar village, Nagar Valley are in risk as cracks in the slopes of the hilly valley are broadening at upsetting pace, creating landslides about to happen. PC: Express Tribune The circumstances are so dangerous that on Thursday night, a huge portion of the village warped and landed in the ...

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GB chief minister disputes governor over appointment of chief election commissioner

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By Irfan Munna GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan governor and Chief Minister have protected horns over the appointment of the chief election commissioner for Gilgit-Baltistan. A report issued by the information department on Thursday, Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah presided over a cabinet meeting on Wednesday late afternoon where he discarded an offer allegedly forwarded by Governor Pir Karam Ali Shah to the ...

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GB government rejects federal government’s decision to withdraw wheat subsidy

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News Desk The government of Gilgit-Baltistan has brushed aside the federal government’s decision to pull out subsidy on wheat for the region. The decision came at the GB government’s cabinet meeting, which was chaired by GB Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah. It is pertinent to mention here that GB has been receiving at least two million subsidized wheat bags yearly ...

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