G-B protests: Peace committee makes headway

G-B protests: Peace committee makes headway

GILGIT: By Shabbir Mir A sit-in staged by Shia students and religio-political activists on the main Karakoram Highway (KKH) has entered its ninth day, even as a state-backed peace committee claimed to have achieved a major breakthrough in the dispute. The sit in began after some activists were arrested for allegedly violating a ban on holding religious events in educational institutes. The dispute has been a cause of tension in the region for the past week. The week-long protest was staged by members of the Shia community over the arrest of…

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Gilgit-Baltistan Independence Day celebrated in London, UK

Gilgit-Baltistan Independence Day celebrated in London, UK

London: London based students and professionals from Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral (GBC) gathered in central London to celebrate the Independence Day of Gilgit-Baltistan. 1st November is celebrated every year commemorating the efforts and sacrifices of the local peoples to liberate the land from the Dogra rule. This event was organized by a group of students from GBC. The event was an effort to promote awareness about GBC region to national and international audience. This region, has always held a unique status because of its strategic, economic and cultural value. At the…

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PPP Showed Massive Power of GB against centre’s ‘apathy’

PPP Showed Massive Power of GB against centre’s ‘apathy’

GILGIT: Pakistan People’s Party, Gilgit-Baltistan chapter, has threatened to not allow China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project through the region until the constitutional status of GB is determined. They made the demand during a protest procession organised by the PPP on GB’s 68th Independence Day on the Karakoram Highway at Danyor here on Tuesday. The party claimed that about seven to 10,000 activists of political parties participated in the protest rally. Through a resolution, the participants paid tribute to the martyrs of the GB war of independence in 1948. The resolution said…

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Second Innocence !

Second Innocence !

By: Muddabir Ali Deep down in every crisis either social, political or economical there exist a law under which it appears before our eyes and effects our lives, but being ignorant of the fact (innocence) we think as if these situations were  inevitable, while some take a step ahead and say it was destined, we had to face it after all. We convince ourselves to blame all of us for the descendent misery from high spirits, which in other words convey the message that none of us is responsible, thus…

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PAEC to set up cancer hospital in Gilgit

PAEC to set up cancer hospital in Gilgit

ISLAMABAD:  The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has said that it would establish two more cancer hospitals in the country, one of them in Gilgit. PAEC Chairman Muhammad Naeem, while addressing a seminar on breast cancer in Islamabad on Saturday, stated that the agency would set up one of the facilities in the capital of Gilgit-Baltistan while the other would be built in Mardan in K-P. Naeem said that around 18 medical centres are already operating under the aegis of PAEC in all provinces. He added that the required resources…

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Gilgit-Baltistan was being fully included in CPEC through Eco-friendly economic projects, AHSAN IQBAL

Gilgit-Baltistan was being fully included in CPEC through Eco-friendly economic projects, AHSAN IQBAL

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) met on Wednesday here under its Chairman, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed. The Committee got a detailed and comprehensive briefing from Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal, who informed the members present that the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC), which was the apex body for the CPEC, would hold its 6th meeting in Beijing on November 28-29, 2016. Before that meeting, the Joint Working Groups will be held during the early part of November. He also announced that 5 joint Pakistan-China workshops…

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Gilgit: PPP plans protest for ignoring GB in CPEC

Gilgit: PPP plans protest for ignoring GB in CPEC

GILGIT –  Pakistan People’s Party GB has announced to start a protest movement across the region from November 1 against the central government for not giving the region its due share in the CPEC and ensuring them land ownership and constitutional rights.  “We have decided to hold a demonstration on the GB Independence Day (November 1) at Danyor, Gilgit, to start the protest movement against the government,” said Amjad Husain Advocate, provisional party president, told The Nation here yesterday. Reiterating his party’s commitment of providing constitutional rights to the people…

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CM Punjab Meets Governor and CM Gilgit Baltistan

CM Punjab Meets Governor and CM Gilgit Baltistan

LAHORE : Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, today. Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan congratulated Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on his unopposed election as President Pakistan Muslim League-N Punjab. He commended the abilities of Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on completing public welfare projects in a record period and said that public service of Shehbaz Sharif is unprecedented. He thanked Shehbaz Sharif on cooperation by Punjab government in education, health, technical training and other social sectors. He also thanked the Chief Minister on…

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Gilgiti Guy Challanged the beauty of social media celebrity “Chai Wala”

Gilgiti Guy Challanged the beauty of social media celebrity “Chai Wala”

Islamabad: A Guy hailing from Haramoush Valley of Gilgit, Gilgit Baltistan, named Asif Ali, have challenged the beauty of recent Social Media Celebrity “Chai Wala” named Arshad Khan. “Its Not a bad idea, why should’nt I open a Tea Shop on route of CPEC, and get famous just like this Arshad Khan “Chai Wala, as we the people of GB have already concerns for getting no share from this project”, this is what Asif posted on his Facebook timeline. He just posted this status on his Facebook time line:    

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Hussaini Volunteers from GB organize cleanliness drive on 9th Muharram at Islamabad

Hussaini Volunteers from GB organize cleanliness drive on 9th Muharram at Islamabad

Islamabad: Islamabad based youth and students from Gilgit-Baltistan set a new example of civic engagement. Today on 9th Moharram Hussaini volunteers at Islamabad took a great initiative to spread the true message of Hazrat Imam Hussain a.s in a productive manner. A cleanliness campaign was organised to give a positive message to the society about the importance of cleanliness and healthy environment. Almost 100 volunteers participated in the campaign for cleanliness during Jaloos e Aza at G6/2 Islamabad. It was first of its kind in which Hussaini volunteers set a new…

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