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Is Gilgit Baltistan Democratizing?

A woman stands in a queue to cast her vote during an election of the Legislative assembly for Northern Areas in Gilgit-Baltistan

Nisar Ahmed Ringed by world’s lofty mountain ranges including the Himalayas and the Karakorum, Gilgit Baltistan is located in a geographically strategic zone in the northern part of Pakistan. It shares borders with Wakhan corridor of Afghanistan to the north, China to the north east, Jammu and Kashmir to the south east, Azad Kashmir to the south and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ...

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Yahaan/This Place (Beautiful Gilgit-Baltistan) by Shafqat Amanat Ali

Yahaan/This Place (Beautiful Gilgit-Baltistan) by Shafqat Amanat Ali

Tribute to  beautiful Pakistan & Specially Paradise of Gilgit/Baltistan by Great Singer Shafqat Amanat Ali. Share this:

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Richard Olson: ‘Washington would finance Diamer-Bhasha Dam’

News Desk US Ambassador to Pakistan, Richard Olson, has said that his country would provide funds for construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam, a project in the first round of construction on the River Indus in Diamer, Gilgit-Baltistan. Mr. Olson made the comments during an interview with Pakistan’s state-owned TV channel. The US ambassador said Washington intends to help Pakistan overcome its energy crisis. He ...

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Nawaz Sharif directs authorities to link Azad Kashmir with Gilgit-Baltistan via Neelum valley

KKH

By Didar Ali The Government of Pakistan and Government of Azad Jammu Kashmir have agreed to build a road between Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan to link with Karakorum Highway (KKH). Construction of Neelum Highway will ease travelling and reduce traffic burden on KKH, source said. On his recent visit to Neelum valley (AJK), PM Nawaz Sharif instructed authorities to conduct ...

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GB government cancels Shandur Polo Festival

Shandur Polo Festival

The government of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) has cancelled the famous Shandur Polo Festival this year in light of the damages caused by the recent flooding in the region, reports said. The decision follows all the holdups and considerations concerning the festival that has attracted thousands of foreign tourists to Chitral in the past. “This has been officially decided and the festival ...

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