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Snowball effect: As the fortunate flee, rest of G-B battles relentless cold


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: It happens every year. A relentless winter creeps in restless for a place to settle; eventually it finds a home in Gilgit-Baltistan, inching out residents who can afford to leave. The rest are left stranded within their own homes. The few families who can afford to travel, shift from the cold mountainous areas to warmer areas, mostly ...

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Gilgit-Baltistan contractors call off strike

Gilgit Baltistan contractors

By: Shabbir Mir GILGIT: Contractors in Gilgit-Baltistan temporarily called off their strike on Tuesday after the government vowed to settle their grievances regarding the withdrawal of rebate on income and other levies in the region. “We have called it off conditionally for two days,” G-B Contractors Association President Firdous Ahmed told The Express Tribune.“During this period, we hope the matter will be ...

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