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Hunza by-polls postponed over PM, army chief’s visit

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: By-elections for GBLA-6, Hunza have been postponed yet again. The polls had been scheduled for August 29 and series of preparations had been made for the elections by various political parties. The decision to postpone the polls has been taken in view of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif’s visit to ...

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Saving nature: Environment act to be passed in G-B Legislative Assembly

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By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: An environment act will be passed in the next session of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly to ensure that work on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project does not have a negative impact on the region. This was said by G-B Parliamentary Secretary for Law Aurangzeb Khan on Monday at a press conference in Gilgit. “We will pass the ...

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Abdul Wakeel demand creation of two separate district in Darel and Tangir

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by Shabbir Mir Minister for Forests and Wildlife Abdul Wakeel raised the issue of Darel and Tangir valleys, saying the government did not value a resolution passed by the assembly to make districts. “Both valleys are bigger than Kharmang and other districts in terms of area and population,” said Wakeel. “However, no one has seriously paid attention to the voice ...

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G-B assured of inclusion in CPEC

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By Shabbir Mir Gilgit: The federal government has approved the establishment of two economic zones in Gilgit–Baltistan (G-B) as part of the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Lawmakers learnt this at G-B Legislative Assembly’s session on Tuesday. “Two zones will be set up in G-B and have been approved by the federal government,” Parliamentary Secretary for Law Aurangzeb Khan told the ...

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GBLA Election 2015: Schedule in May

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The Elections for the Gilgit Baltistan legislative assembly have been announced for May. “It has been decided and a notice to this effect was also issued,” Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir Affairs Federal Secretary Shahidullah Baig said. Pakistan Peoples Party-led Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) government completed its five-year term. Last week a 12-member caretaker cabinet took oath in Islamabad and promised free and fair polls ...

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Temporary workers of Food Department GB protests outside GBLA

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By Irfan Munna: The temporary workers of the Department of Food GB demonstrated in favor of their demands. On Monday, more than 260 employees demonstrated outside the legislative assembly on the non-payment of salaries. Protesters say that from the last 5 years, only five thousand employees are working on. But due to the negligence of the officials of the Department ...

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Issues are surfacing amongst the PML-N leadership in Gilgit-Baltistan

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Serious disparities have surfaced inside the ranks of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in Gilgit-Baltistan as a number of leaders have made serious attempts to eliminate regional president Mr. Hafeez ur Rahman. The circumstances is similar to the one faced by Chief Minister G-B Syed Mehdi Shah, president of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), whose party associates are trying to expel ...

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Cracks loom in PPP’s G-B chapter as Mehdi Shah loses fame

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By Irfan Ali: Internal rebel is reportedly brewing inside the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in Gilgit-Baltistan with Chief Minister Mehdi Shah trailing fame amongst the party’s position. According to a report of Express Tribune “There have been quite a few corner meetings and it has been decided to start on a joint struggle to oust Mehdi Shah and efforts are ...

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Senate’s passage of resolution on empowering G-B sparks expectations

By Irfan Ali: The resolution approved by the senate on Tuesday to make changes in Gilgit-Baltistan’s self-governance order to authorize the de facto region has given expectations to the region’s politicians and lawmakers. To transfer authorities from the Gilgit-Baltistan Council to its legislative assembly has been a very old demand of politicians. Gilgit-Baltistan Council is a 12-associate body led by ...

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GBLA unanimously passes Local Government Bill 2014

By Irfan Ali: The Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) on Monday passed the Local Government Bill 2014. The bill was presented in the legislative assembly two days back for lawmakers to examine and make recommendations for amendments. However, the bill sailed easily as Law Minister Mr.Ali Madad Sher read out the paper in the assembly chaired by the Speaker Mr. Wazir ...

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