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…

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane flying from Chitral has gone missing on its flight to Islamabad, sources said. The ATR plane with 47 passengers went missing from the radar near Havelian while it was on its way to Islamabad. The plane took…

GILGIT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif looked into the financing plan for the Diamer-Bhasha dam and ordered the Secretary Ministry of Water and Power Mohammad Younus Daghato start physical work on the dam before the end of 2017, Radio-Pakistan reported. The prime minister instructed Younus Dagha and the…

Gilgit Enraged with Rise in Power Outages

Saturday, 03 December 2016 20:52
GILGIT: People in Gilgit are angry over a spike in power shortages owing to a shortfall of seven megawatts in the region. Deputy Commissioner Hamza Salick, in a press briefing on Thursday, explained that power generation in the city had fallen from 35 megawatts to 28…

GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan government has decided to honour late mountaineer Hasan Sadpara by naming a road, an intersection and a college auditorium after him to formally acknowledge his achievements for the country. The decision was announced by G-B Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman as he visited Sadpara’s…

Rs 5bn Allocated to Overcome Energy Crisis in GB

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:40
The Federal Government has allocated five billion rupees to the province of Gilgit Baltistan under public sector development program for producing hydro energy to overcome its shortage, Radio Pakistan reported.      This was stated by Minister Information Planning and Development Gilgit Baltistan Iqbal Hassan while…

Six Injured as Jeep Fell into Ravine Near Chitral

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 19:08
GILGIT: At least six people were reportedly injured when a jeep fell into a ravine near Brep village in upper Chitral District on Wednesday. The injured were mourners from Marthing who traveled to Brep village to condole the death of a relative, when upon their…

A New University for Baltistan

Thursday, 03 November 2016 19:17
GILGIT: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan is in consultation with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to establish a separate university in the Baltistan region of Gilgit-Baltisan (G-B), the state’s minister for education said on Wednesday. “I recently had a detailed meeting with the HEC chairman and have…

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