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  • PM Nawaz inaugurates Pak-China Friendship Tunnels over Attabad Lake

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday inaugurated the Pakistan-China Friendship Tunnels, which have been constructed by China over the Attabad Lake in Gilgit-Baltistan's Hunza valley...

    Nawaz said Gilgit-Baltistan is a vital link in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor and would benefit most from this mega project which would particularly increase the tourist influx...

  • Austrian mountaineer dies in avalanche in Hunza Valley

    One member of a three-man mountaineering expedition has died in an avalanche on a more than 7,000-metre high peak in Pakistan, officials said on Saturday...

    Alpine Club of Pakistan secretary Karrar Haidri said Austrian mountaineer Christian Huber was killed when an avalanche hit the climbers' tent on Friday night during a strong storm at a height of 5,900 metres on Ultar Sar Peak in the Hunza Valley...

  • Attabad road inauguration on Sept 14

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to inaugurate on Sept 14 a recently constructed 24km portion of the Korakoram Highway (KKH) and five tunnels near the Attabad Lake in Hunza...

    The part of the KKH was submerged by the Attabad Lake that developed in January 2010 after a massive landslide blocked the Hunza River for five months...

  • Attabad road link with China restored

    GILGIT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated on Monday a 24km re-aligned patch of the Karakoram Highway, with five tunnels, restoring a road link with China that had been cut after a massive landslide blocked the Hunza River and created the Attabad Lake in January 2010...

    Besides the 7km-long Pakistan-China Friendship Tunnels, the rebuilt highway includes two bridges and 78 culverts...

  • In pictures: 70 years on, you show us how diverse Pakistan still is

    As Pakistan turns 70 years old, we asked you to share with us pictures capturing our country's beautifully diverse culture through heartwarming photographs of traditions, attire and places of significance...

    Here are some of the best shots you shared with us on Instagram using the #DiversePakistan hashtag:Also read: Here is why Pakistan is more diverse than you thoughtView all submissions here...

  • In pictures: Mohammad Amir trains with the Pakistan squad

    As the Pakistan Super League (PSL) drafting process came to an end on Tuesday, the Pakistan cricket team continued their training camp at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore for the upcoming away series against New ZealandMohammad Amir, who has been out from the national side after the spot-fixing row in 2010 was called up to attend the camp after recent performances in domestic first class cricket and the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)... ...

  • Pictures of US President Barack Obama's mother's stay in Pakistan

    GUJRANWALA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his meeting with US President Barack Obama on Thursday will present commemorative photos of Obama's mother's stay in Pakistan during the 1980s...

    Official sources said Barack Obama's mother worked for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) during the 1980s and came to Pakistan to work on a project – she stayed at a five-star hotel in Lahore and frequently travelled to Gujranwala...

  • Want a 'special' paratha? Maantu Gul Kitchen serves fare from Hunza with a twist

    The head chef and owner, Aslam Pervez, is from Hunza and reluctantly came to Islamabad over a decade ago for medical reasons...

    Running his own establishment has allowed Pervez to introduce his customers to some traditional Hunza cuisine, like Dawdoo soup, Chap Shuroo (bread filled with a spiced chopped beef mixture), Mantu (steamed dumplings filled with meat) and Chamus (apricot juice)...

  • Locals to get NOC before climbing peaks in Hunza

    GILGIT: The Hunza district administration on Monday required the local expedition teams to obtain No Objection Certificate before undertaking any attempt to climb peaks in the region, causing concerns among the people involved in the tourism industry...

    Mirza Ali, who along with his sister Samina Baig, the first women mountaineer in Pakistan, are running a training programme to encourage women mountaineers, and promote tourism...

  • Hunza’s Baba Ghundi Festival concludes

    GILGIT: The four-day International Baba Ghundi Festival held in the Chipursan Valley of upper Hunza near the Pak-Afghan border concluded on Thursday...

    People of Chipursan and Gojal valleys and upper Hunza have ancestral cultural ties with the people of Wakhan...

  • Altit Fort — Hunza's silent prestige

    Hailing from one of the world’s biggest metropolitan cities, I have always been fascinated by the rural lifestyle and topographical features of Pakistan's northern areas...

    So struck I was by this phenomenon that I decided to make a journey to the valley of paradise, Hunza...

  • Hunza Nagar to export 28 tons of dried apricot to Japan

    ISLAMABAD: By the end of the year Hunza Nagar, also known as “Pakistan’s organic village”, plans to export around 28 tons of dried apricot to Japan...

    The four-year project largely focuses on the apple- and apricot-producing districts of Hunza Nagar and Baltistan where farmers have been facing difficulties in collecting, processing, grading and marketing agricultural produce...

  • Hydroelectricity transforms life in Hunza

    AHMEDABAD (Hunza): In her home in the remote Hunza valley, Gul Mehreen smiles as she places a tea kettle on the electric stove in her immaculate kitchen...

    In this picturesque village, perched above the gushing turquoise waters of river Hunza, and with a view of the 8,000 metre mountain Rakaposhi, in the Karakoram Range, women once had to walk for miles to collect firewood each day...

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