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Hunza and Mir- Past, Present and Future


By Amjad Ali Hunza Valley has become a brand name all over the world more prominently known as Hunza culture, Hunza foods, Hunza fruits and dry fruit, Hunza gems and stones, moreover, Hunza   is echoed for last many decades at different corner of the globe. Have we ever tried to question ourselves and find the answer? What are the factors that ...

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Rifts emerge in PML-N ahead of GBLA-6 by-polls

PML-N workers in Gilgit-Baltistan. PHOTO: ONLINE

By Shabbir Mir Published: May 8, 2016 GILGIT: The decision to award a ticket to the Gilgit-Baltistan governor’s son for the by-elections on GBLA-6 Hunza has ruffled many feathers among Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders. Some believe these tensions could give progressive leader Baba Jan an opportunity to make inroads. On Thursday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif awarded a party ticket to Salim ...

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Is Gilgit Baltistan Democratizing?

A woman stands in a queue to cast her vote during an election of the Legislative assembly for Northern Areas in Gilgit-Baltistan

Nisar Ahmed Ringed by world’s lofty mountain ranges including the Himalayas and the Karakorum, Gilgit Baltistan is located in a geographically strategic zone in the northern part of Pakistan. It shares borders with Wakhan corridor of Afghanistan to the north, China to the north east, Jammu and Kashmir to the south east, Azad Kashmir to the south and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ...

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