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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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AL Amyn Model School Gulmit Hunza announces admission 2017-18


(PR) Al Amyn Model School Gulmit announces admissions for classes ECD to Prep 9th for the academic session 2017-18. The administration announced the admission open for the new academic year in a press release. Application forms are available in the admin office during school hours and students will have to go through test and interview to be eligible for admission ...

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


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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Major William Alexander Brown,MBE,Sitara e Pakistan-British Scot Leader of Gilgit Rebellion


Major William Alexander Brown,MBE,Sitara e Pakistan-British Scot Leader of Gilgit Rebellion   Major Agha.H.Amin (Retired) , Armoured Corps About the Author Agha H. Amin , Retired Tank corps major who served in five tank regiments and commanded an independent tank squadron and served in various staff , instructional and research assignments. Presently heads think tank Centre for Study of Intelligence ...

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Visitor from Japan becomes beacon of light for women in Gilgit-Baltistan


By Shabbir Mir Published: April 15, 2016 GILGIT: Women empowerment was not on Tokunaga Tadako’s mind when she visited Gilgit-Baltistan in 1974 for the first time. Engrossed and completely captivated by the beauty of the region, Tadako explored the area and mingled with locals. “Soon, the plight of women in G-B overshadowed my ecstasy and I became convinced that I had ...

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Legal linkage with GB


AFZAL A. SHIGRI: WITHIN a month of their oath-taking, the newly elected members of the Legislative Assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) adopted a resolution demanding the granting of full constitutional rights to the people of their region. The assembly also passed a similar resolution on Sept 29, 2014. In the earlier resolution, the demand for the integration of GB as a ...

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Pictorial- 2nd Satranga Youth Peace Festival 2016

Satranga Youth Peace Festival held in Lahore

Pictorial Presentation 2nd Satranga Youth Peace Festival Lahroe-2016 Sohail AD, Executive Director Satranga Cultural Development Organization Panelist, Taranjeet Singh (Tv anchor and youth activist) Ibrar Ul Haq(singer and act), Sadia             Sohial(MPA) and Nisar Ahmed Director MYRO Murtaza Jaffery, Principal National College of Arts Lahore presenting shield to Abrar Ul Haq       Panelists and ...

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Small business owners turn to e-tailing to reach a ‘global audience’

A Chitrali woman, who works with the artisan brand Kai, stitches a scarf. ─ AFP

ISLAMABAD: In the Hindu Kush mountains craftswomen painstakingly stitch flowing scarves, skilled artisans who were unable to sell their products beyond the remote region until mobile internet came to Pakistan and dropped the market into the palms of millions of previously marginalised people. The women of northern Chitral are among the unlikely profiteers of an e-commerce boom since 3G and ...

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Gold rush is on in Gilgit-Baltistan

A man looks for gold wafers in the river of Gilgit-Dawn

A  man looks for gold wafers in the sand on the bank of Gilgit River.—Dawn GILGIT: The traditional practice of separating gold from sand along the rivers is still alive in Gilgit-Baltistan. Hundreds of families of a tribe called Sonewal in Shina language and Mowaan in Brosheski earn a livelihood by collecting gold specks from the sand accumulated along river ...

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