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K-2 base camp swept clean


By Shabbir Mir GILGIT: A group of volunteers in Gilgit-Baltistan trekked up to Concordia, the K-2 basecamp, for ‘operation clean-up.’ While cleanliness drives are quite common in the cities, this team removed waste and refuse from the base camp, working in freezing temperatures on a difficult terrain. The 35-member group, led by Shamshad Hussain, collected 2,750 kilogrammes of solid waste during their ...

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Successes and Challenges of EDIP discussed at seminar


Via: Pamir Times: Skardu: The Aga Khan University – Professional Development Centre North is one of the leading training institutes which have been playing a pivotal role in improving the quality ofeducation through promotion of teaching best practices, capacity building of schools andteachers in the Gilgit-Baltistan region since its inception almost 16 years ago. Since 2010, AKU-PDCN is implementing a project Educational Development and Improvement ...

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Several people left homeless as landslide hits Skardu


A landslide triggered by heavy rain has damaged many houses in Borgay Kushmara area of Skardu town in Gilgit-Baltistan, Express Tribune Reported. According to locals, the landslide hit the region on Wednesday. At least seven houses were damaged while over three dozen trees were swept away. The landslide dealt a critical blow to the agriculture sector, which is the mainstay ...

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Civil society protest against the rape of girl in skardu


Islamabad: Members of the civil society staged a protest demonstration against the rape of girl in skardu. The protesters said that the government along with NGOs should play their role in character building of the youth so that such acts should not happen once more in the future in the region. Chief Editor Pamir Times, Noor Muhammad (Pamiri) said that “if ...

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20 hours of load shedding as electricity shortfall in Gilgit-Baltistan

Load Shading in Gilgit-Baltistan

By Irfan Munna: The power shortfall in all over the region of Gilgit-Baltistan has exceeded and load shedding has risen to at least 20 hours a day. Gilgit City and Ghizar district have been especially subjected to prolonged and unscheduled electricity load shedding varying between 18 to 20 hours a day. People of skardu and hunza are also facing huge ...

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Khaplu and north of Pakistan needs tourists to come and help them


BY AGHA IQRAR HAROON | I have known Muhammad Iqbal Balti, owner of Baltistan Tours Pakistan from the extreme north of Khaplu Valley since 1983 when I started my career as a tourist guide. At that time I was a second-year student at the Government College Lahore. It was quite fun to work as a tourist guide during summer vacations. ...

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Skardu: Severe electricity shortage pushes Kharmang Valley in the dark


News Desk Increased duration of electricity shortfall and unannounced load shedding have crippled the lives of the people of Kharmang, Skardu, reports said. According to sources, Kharmang Valley, which is one of the five biggest valleys of Baltistan, is facing severe energy crisis that has added to the misery of the people who are already living life in the grip ...

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Failure to form new districts: Thousands protest against GB government in Skardu

new districts in skardu

News Desk Thousands of people in Skardu took to the roads to protest against what they called was the government’s duplicity on the matter of formation of new districts. The demonstrators warned that if the government of Gilgit-Baltistan does not immediately deliver upon its pledge to form new district, they’ll have to face dire consequences. It is pertinent to mention ...

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Asad Zaidi’s murder case: GB Chief Court acquits seven people

asad zaidi

News Desk A court in Gilgit-Baltistan cleared the names of seven people allegedly involved in the murder of Asad Zaidi, former deputy speaker of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly, then Northern Areas Legislative Assembly, in April 2009. His associate, a resident of Diamer Valley, was also murdered in the incident. According to reports, GB Chief Court Justices Wazir Shakil and Muhammad Alam ...

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