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  • Just in: Ali Zafar dishes on Deosai, his first film production!

    Titled Deosai, the film will be an action drama set in the Pakistan's Northern Areas...

    ""I love the mountains and can't wait to visit and shoot in all those breathtaking locations in the north specially the second highest plateau in the world, Deosai, known as the land of the giants, after which we have named the title...

  • Living colours: From Melbourne to Deosai

    In August, they entered Pakistan through the Wahgah border, travelling across Punjab, parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan to set up camp in Deosai National Park in Diamer district...

    We rode around the seven sister states of India, travelled to Nepal and then back into India where we entered Pakistan, through the Wahgah border...

  • Three-day Deosai festival from 27th

    ISLAMABAD: The government of Gilgit-Baltistan will hold three-day festival at Deosai plains in a bid to promote tourism in the Northern Areas of the country...

    For the first time, the festival will be held at Deosai, the second highest altitude plateau of the world after Chang Tang in Tibet...

  • Filipino hunts highest-rated Astore markhor in GB

    GILGIT: A Filipino hunter on Tuesday hunted the highest rated Astore markhor, a rare species in Gilgit-Baltistan, during the ongoing trophy hunting season in GB...

    “An Astore markhor measuring 44 inches was hunted from a distance of 260 meters in mountainous area of Haramosh,” an official of local wildlife department told Dawn on condition of anonymity...

  • 50 rescued from Babusar Pass, Deosai plains

    GILGIT: Army personnel rescued on Thursday more than 50 people, including a foreigner and 20 local tourists, who were stranded at Babusar Pass and Deosai plains due to heavy snowfall...

    Army helicopters airlifted the affected people, including children and women, who had been stranded at Babusar Pass and Deosai plains since Sunday...

  • Search on for killer of female Astore markhor

    GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan police and the wildlife officials are searching for the person (s) who killed the highest rated female Astore markhor in Bunji area of the district despite a complete ban on its hunting...

    According to GB wildlife and parks department officials, recently they were informed that a female Astore markhor had been killed in Bunji...

  • Nawaz inaugurates Greater Iqbal Park in Lahore, says park not for sit-ins

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday formally inaugurated the Greater Iqbal Park in Lahore and said that the park is not for sit-in as protesters are often on the look out for such venues...

    "We should also post a sign in the park that it is not a place to hold sit-ins, as protesters are often on the lookout for such venues," said the prime minister...

  • District admin to hand over park, green belts to local bodies

    GUJRAT: The district administration has decided to hand over the control of the Shahbaz Sharif Park and green belts along the Old GT Road and other arteries of the city to the recently established local bodies...

    The park will be administered by the district council while the municipal corporation will be responsible for maintenance of the green belts...

  • Seized falcons released in Kirthar National Park

    KARACHI: Seven peregrine falcons and one laggar falcon recently confiscated from two suspects travelling in a passenger bus at Toll Plaza off the Superhighway were released in the Kirthar National Park on Thursday...

    According to him, falcons have started migrating to Pakistan from colder climates and wildlife traffickers are targeting them...

  • Anomalies alleged in Baroghil national park appointments

    CHITRAL: Alleging massive anomalies in the recent appointments to the newly-established local national park, Baroghil village nazim Amin Jan Tajik has said that not a single local person was considered for the peon, chowkidar and driver posts...

    The nazim told reporters here that the wildlife department recently appointed 14 people to different Baroghil National Park posts totaling ignoring the locals though the latter fulfilled the...

  • Saiful Muluk National Park: a picture of neglect

    Home to some exotic flora and fauna, the Saiful Muluk National Park in Kaghan valley is in a state of neglect as the wildlife department hasn’t made any serious effort to preserve it since it was declared a national park 14 years ago...

    In 2003, the secretary of the environment department exercising his powers under the Preservation, Protection, Conservation and Management Act 1975 had declared the Saiful Muluk Lake spread over 12,026...

  • Quetta authorities thwart attempt to occupy Hazarganji national park

    The district administration Quetta on Tuesday foiled a major bid of land occupation at the Hazarganji Chiltan National Park, located 20 kilometres east of the city...

    Overnight, members of the land mafia had brought bulldozers to the park and a portion of land was ploughed, Quetta Deputy Commissioner Captain (retd) Farrukh Attiq told DawnNews...

  • The new face of Ayub National Park

    Ayub National Park, which for decades had been a picture of neglect, has now been transformed into a modern park catering to citizens of all ages...

    Road, near old Army House, the park is spread over 313 acres and includes landscaped gardens, scenic spots and a baradari...

  • Tourists replace rebels as Sri Lanka national park blooms

    YALA: Lokaiya Peremadasa shudders as he recalls the havoc Tamil rebels used to wreak on his beloved wildlife park during Sri Lanka's brutal 37-year-long civil war...

    "They would come down and shoot the animals," the guide told AFP, his jeep bouncing around on the bumpy dirt tracks of Yala National Park in the island's south...

  • Decades needed to restore trees lost in fire: national park official

    Zahir Khan, the protection in-charge of the Margalla Hills National Park – a chunk of which was destroyed in the fire – told Dawn hundreds of trees burned in the fire...

    The FIR said the board had foiled previous attempted by unidentified individuals had tried to set fire to the hills, but two people on a motorcycle had set fire to the park near Talhar Mor on Daman-i-Koh Road...

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