GILGIT: The mountainous Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) region with clean air as compared to many other places of the country, has changed in recent years with an influx of non-custom paid (NCP) cars in the region. Such is their impact that traffic jams on the narrow two-lane thoroughfares of…

GILGIT: Sepoy Mehtar Jan of 7 AK Regiment was laid to rest on Sunday in his native village Darkut in Yasin Valley of Ghizer district. He embraced Shahadat in Aawaran a couple of days back. Martyred Mehtar Jan leaves behind a widow, and an eight-month…

GILGIT: The attack on National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Deputy Director Abdul Majid’s house in Gilgit was planned and executed by two of his domestic staffers, the police said on Thursday. On Wednesday, unidentified assailants opened fire at the NAB deputy director’s house.“The attackers were private…

NAB official's house attacked in GB

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 15:12
Gilgit:Unknown assailants on Wednesday morning shot at a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) official's house in the Jodial area of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), police sources said. According to Station House Officer Syed Murtaza Shah, the assailants fired shots inside the house of Deputy Director Coordination NAB Abdul…

GILGIT: In a bid to rid the valley of guns, the Gilgit-Baltistan government is mulling a plan to offer a one-time amnesty scheme under which people in the region would be able to turn in their guns, legal or otherwise. The scheme is, however, still in…

ASTORE: The corruption watchdog will probe dubious appointments in the Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) health department during the tenure of the previous government. “National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has initiated inquiry into appointments made in health department between 2010 and 2014,” G-B Parliamentary Secretary for Health Barkat Jameel said…

G-B has a New Head: Raja Jalal from PTI

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 18:16
GILGIT: Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf (PTI) has announced new office bearers for their Gilgit-Baltistan chapter, with Raja Jalal installed as the new president. According to a notification issued by PTI Secretary General Jahangir Tareen, Raja will be the regional president, with Shah Nasir supporting him as…

Life Comes to a Halt in G-B Due Snowfall

Monday, 16 January 2017 21:21
GILGIT: Although snowfall in Gilgit-Baltistan brings respite and a sigh of relief to residents, enhancing the beauty of the majestic and pristine mountainous landscape, unfortunately, it also puts a freeze on daily life in the region. The picture perfect snow-draped areas might be an attraction for…

GILGIT: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) seems reluctant to consider Indian government plans to open new routes across the Line of Control (LoC) to reconnect divided families in G-B and Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). According to media reports, Governor of IOK Narinder Nath Vohra recently told…

GILGIT: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Thursday awarded death penalty to six terrorists whose leader carried out a suicide blast during a raid in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B)’s Diamer valley earlier this year, killing four people including two army soldiers. The decision was announced by the ATC judge…

GILGIT: Scholars in Gilgit-Baltistan on Sunday demanded that health and education sectors in the region should be made a part of the mega infrastructure projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “Obviously CPEC would pass through G-B and people are bound to suffer from dust and…

GILGIT: ATR suspension got passengers waiting at Gilgit for a week to reach their destinations, till on Sunday only when Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operated a military cargo plane as regular flight. A C-130 aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) flew 25 stranded passengers…

Gilgit: The Gilgit-Batlsitan Legislative Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution to honor the freedom war hero Group Captain Shah Khan by renaming the capital’s only airport after him. The resolution was presented by Parliamentary Secretary for Law, Aurganzeb Khan, and unanimously passed. Group Captain Shah Khan,…

GILGIT: After serving for over 20 years at a public school in Gilgit, an English teacher was given a rude shock when he was told that he would not get any pension. The teacher had subsequently approached the federal service tribunal which decided earlier this year…

HealthCare: G-B to get New Cardiac Hospital

Friday, 09 December 2016 20:15
ISLAMABAD: Gilgit-Baltistan is likely to get a new cardiology centre so that people suffering from heart ailments do not have to travel far to seek treatment. An official of the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan said on Thursday that the cardiology centre would soon be…

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