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Sost Gojal: China delivers relief items for Pakistan’s flood-affected, North Waziristan IDPs

china relief for flood-affected people of pakistan

Staff Reporter China has sent relief items for people affected by the recent flooding across Pakistan and the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the Pakistan military’s operation against the Taliban in North Waziristan. The relief items, weighing 14600 metric ton, were received at Pak-China border town of Sost on Friday. Items received in 44 containers under the relief assistance from ...

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Naltar Valley: Clash between PAF personnel, locals injures 3 people

naltar valley

By our reporter Three people have been wounded in a clash that erupted between Pakistan Air Force (PAF) personnel and local people in Naltar Valley on Friday. The clash started after local people entered argument with the PAF employees who were working on the construction of chair lift in the scenic valley situated 43 kilometers from Gilgit city. Reports suggest ...

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Building resorts around Attabad Lake: Govt. delegation visits Gojal to look into practicability of proposed project

attabad lake

News Desk A delegation comprising of officials of the Gilgit-Baltistan tourism department, led by the Secretary Tourism GB, DC Hunza Nagar Mr. Usman Ali and Mr.Ehsam AD DDMA visited Gojal Valley on Saturday to look into the practicability of construction of a tourist resort in the villages adjoining the Attabad Lake. The delegation visited Shishkat and Gulmit villages and looked into feasibility ...

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Cellular services suspended across Gilgit-Baltistan


By our correspondent Cellular services have been suspended across Gilgit-Baltistan for an indefinite period in the wake of tense law and order situation in Gilgit city. The move to suspend the cellular services came after two persons were killed by unidentified gunmen in the city two days ago. Meanwhile, rangers have been deployed in Gilgit to maintain law and order. ...

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Warning: Brain Drain from Gilgit-Baltistan

brain drain from gilgit baltistan

By Asim Saeed Over the years, the education level has enormously improved in Gilgit-Baltistan – a region in the far north of Pakistan, widely acclaimed for its literacy rate; which is comparatively higher than other provinces of the country.  Many students from the region move down country for pursuing their higher studies and a very big chunk of professionals are ...

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Skardu: Severe electricity shortage pushes Kharmang Valley in the dark


News Desk Increased duration of electricity shortfall and unannounced load shedding have crippled the lives of the people of Kharmang, Skardu, reports said. According to sources, Kharmang Valley, which is one of the five biggest valleys of Baltistan, is facing severe energy crisis that has added to the misery of the people who are already living life in the grip ...

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Chitral: Heavy snowfall leads to the closure of Lowari Pass

lowari pass

News Desk Chitral: With the arrival of December, heavy snowfall has led to the closure of Lowari Pass for an indefinite period, crippling the life and livelihood of the people of Chitral. Sources suggest that the harsh weather condition has made life harder for the people, who are spending their lives in suspended fear as the closure of the Lowari ...

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Hunza-Nagar: Authorities foil smuggling of fine flour bags


News Desk A vehicle carrying hundred bags of fine flour was caught during an illegal transportation in Hunza, reports said. According to sources, the smuggling was foiled when authorities caught the vehicle loaded with fine flour from the Hunza Flour Mill when it was passing through the Aliabad market. The police arrested the flour mill owner and buyer. Magistrate Salman ...

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Failure to form new districts: Thousands protest against GB government in Skardu

new districts in skardu

News Desk Thousands of people in Skardu took to the roads to protest against what they called was the government’s duplicity on the matter of formation of new districts. The demonstrators warned that if the government of Gilgit-Baltistan does not immediately deliver upon its pledge to form new district, they’ll have to face dire consequences. It is pertinent to mention ...

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Pakistan to get approval from UNESCO for biosphere reserve in the Karakoram-Pamir region of Gilgit-Baltistan

karakoram pamir biosphere reserve

News Desk The government of Pakistan has planned to get approval of declaration and protection for a biosphere reserve in the Karakoram-Pamir region of Gilgit-Baltistan from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). If materialized, it would be the third biosphere reserve of Pakistan. According to a statement by Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid, the government ...

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