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22 September 2017

Gilgit-Baltistan

  • GILGIT: The newly-elected Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman, presented a Rs31.92 billion budget for the year 2015-16 in the Legislative Assembly on Sunday.

    In his budget speech, he said that Rs21.984bn had been allocated for non-development expenditures and Rs9....

  • June is hot, as always, and remains hot unless it rains here in Punjab. The suffocation indoors, the constant buzzing of fans, the tiny sparrows searching for water in the scorching heat, the coo-coo of quails; all the sights and sounds sadden me, and when the heat here makes...

  • A young professional from Hunza made it to Harvard University and graduated with accolades from there and a young student from Yasin valley is studying at Oxford University. A determined engineer from Ghanche attended Geogia Tech and likewise, another determined daughter of Gojal (upper Hunza)...

  • I wouldn't want to put anybody off by calling it a dhaba, but Maantu Gul Kitchen isn't your average dhaba anyway.

    A couple of years ago, I was traveling the country for a research assignment and ate at quite a few legit, roadside, in-the-middle-of nowhere...

  • Gahkuch: In continuation of the election related activities in the length of breadth of Ghizar, the cabinet members of Gulmuti Youth Organization met with the young leader Nazir Ahmad Advocate on Tuesday, May 05, 2015 and showed him their full support in the upcoming election of Gilgit-Baltistan...

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    WOMEN’S rights are always negotiable, at the altar of expediency, and on the pretext of tradition. In Gilgit-Baltistan, attempts are being made to exclude them from the democratic exercise of electing their representatives to the GB legislative assembly. A jirga comprising 40...

  • Ghizar: In continuation to providing quality education to the youngsters especially the females, Aga Khan School Sherqilla was upgraded to Aga Khan Higher Secondary School. With this upgradation, the number of AKHS Schools reached up to 4 in Gilgit-Baltistan namely AKHSS Gilgit, AKHSS Gahkuch,...

  • Pakistan is one of the few countries with such a dynamic landscape; rivers, deserts, lakes, waterfalls, springs, glaciers we seem to have it all in great abundance.

    The much renowned Hunza valley is often referred to as heaven on earth, enveloped in the grand Himalayas and the Karakoram...

  • ISLAMABAD: (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For decades, illegal loggers have been hacking away at the forests of Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan while facing few penalties.

    But that is now...

  • Adventure Diplomacy Group hosted the premier of the documentary ‘Beyond the Heights’ at Serena Hotel Islamabad, here on Thursday. The documentary brings to light Samina Baig’s journey to the top of Mount Everest. Samina Baig made...