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Govt set to convert Gilgit Baltistan into fifth province

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The government has decided to convert Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) into a fifth province of Pakistan. According to Geo news, Inter-Provincial Coordination Minister Riaz Hussain Pirzadar has said that a committee headed by Special Assistant to Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz had proposed giving the status of a province to GB. The government has approved the suggestion. Pirzada added that a bill to amend ...

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Renewing vows: ‘Lawbreakers in G-B will be dealt with strictly’

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafeezur Rahman vowed to protect China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying lawbreakers would be dealt with strictly. Addressing a rally organised on Monday to mark the 13th death anniversary of Saifur Rahman, the CM said people in G-B would benefit immensely from CPEC where it passes through the region. Saifur Rahman, the then adviser for ...

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Improving standards in Gilgit: Cabinet approves Rs30b education policy

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GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan Cabinet has approved an education policy worth Rs30 billion to enhance the standard of education in the region This was said by G-B Minister for Education and Information Ibrahim Sanai while he was speaking to journalists at his office on Wednesday. “The policy will [last till] 2030,” he said. “At least Rs30 billion is required for its implementation ...

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G-B Assembly passes resolution demanding share in CPEC

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: The legislative assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan adopted a resolution on Wednesday to demand the region’s share in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). A series of resolution were tabled separately by lawmakers and then consolidated and passed by G-B Legislative Assembly Speaker Fida Naushad after some portions were removed. Muhammad Shafi, an opposition lawmaker who first tabled the resolution, said ...

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Keep your hat on: G-B police hands out free helmets

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: As part of a campaign to raise awareness about traffic laws and road safety, Gilgit-Baltistan police gave motorcyclists free helmets at an inauguration ceremony attended by Chief Minister Hafeezur Rahman on Tuesday. More than 400 helmets will eventually be distributed across the region as part of the campaign. The drive was inaugurated at the central police office. ...

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G-B CM says elections to be held after amendments to LG law approved

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Local government elections will be held soon after amendments to the Gilgit-Baltistan Local Government Act 2014 are approved. This was said by G-B Chief Minister Hafeezur Rahman while speaking to journalists in Gilgit on Monday. “The legislation will be complete once amendments to [the legislation] are tabled and approved by assembly for polls,” he said. A series ...

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Lawmakers walk out to join anti-tax strike

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Calling the regional legislative assembly a “puppet,” lawmakers walked out in huff to join a shutter-down strike organised in the region against high taxes on Wednesday. The development came 10 minutes after the start of second day of assembly proceedings, chaired by Speaker Fida Muhammad Nashad. Short proceedings “This house is powerless so it is better for ...

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NAB approves inquiry against former Education Minister GB

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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has approved an inquiry into allegations of illegal hiring of teachers in GB and misuse of authority against Ali Madad Sher, former Education Minister of Gilgit Baltistan. According to a report Ali Madad Sher is accused of illegally hiring of teachers in various districts of GIlgit Baltistan. The decision was taken by NAB Executive Board chaired ...

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Shoppers disappointed: 20 Utility Stores closed in Skardu

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Skardu: People of Skardu who tried to shop for groceries on discount rates from utility store at Skardu were disappointed because a number of utility stores in the city are closed. Many of the stores in Skardu are not operational. The stores which are closed include the utility store of Radio Pakistan chowk, Shigar Kalan, Gawal, Jama Masjid Road, and ...

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NAB arrested three officers of GB Education Department

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The National Accountability Bureau, Gilgit Baltistan has arrested three persons of GB Education Department namely Raja Nasir, Deputy Director Shah Murad  and Deputy Director Mirbaz Ali. The persons and others are involved in alleged illegal recruitment of 1300 teachers and education staff in the Education Department. Share this:

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