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Keeping watch: G-B seminaries to come under close scrutiny


BY Shabbir Mir GILGIT: In a bid to root out extremism and maintain peace, the Gilgit-Baltistan government has decided to audit financial matters of seminaries operating in the region. The initiative is aimed at implementing the National Action Plan (NAP) which is devised to curb terrorist activities from Pakistan. Insiders told The Express Tribune the decision was taken at a high-level meeting held ...

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Sectarianism in Gilgit-Baltistan: Are we headed for the doomsday scenario?


By Asim Saeed Gilgit-Baltistan is situated in the Northern part of Pakistan. It covers an area of 72,971 square kilometers with an estimated population of 1.3 million that takes in four denominations of Islam: Shiites (39 percent), Sunnis (27 percent), Ismailis (18 percent) and Noorbakshis (16 percent) and at least 24 ethnic and linguistic groups. The region is located at ...

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