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In the line of duty: G-B plans monument to honour slain SSP


The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) police decided to construct a memorial to honour SSP Hilal Ahmer who was assassinated while probing the murder of foreign mountaineers on Nanga Parbat in 2013. “The monument will be a sort of acknowledgement of the sacrifices rendered by the brave officer,” Mubarak Jan, a spokesman for G-B police told The Express Tribune on Tuesday. Jan said ...

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Govt set to convert Gilgit Baltistan into fifth province


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’


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


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


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


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


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


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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Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen leader sent to jail

MWM leader

GILGIT: An anti-terrorism court judge in Gilgit sent a regional Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen leader to prison on Tuesday. MWM Gilgit-Baltistan General Secretary Allama Sheikh Nayyar Abbas was sent to prison on judicial remand. He had appeared before the anti-terrorism court on his own. He was accused of treason and had been at large for the past 10 months. He was also declared ...

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NAB approves inquiry against former Education Minister GB


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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