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  • Pakistan mulls elevating status of Gilgit-Baltistan on Chinese insistence

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is mulling to elevate the constitutional status of northern Gilgit-Baltistan region in a bid to provide legal cover to the multi-billion-dollar Chinese investment plan, officials said on Thursday...

    The proposal would see the mountainous region mentioned by name for the first time in the country's Constitution, bringing it one step closer to being fully absorbed as an additional province...

  • Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan hit hard by climate change

    This project is part of the Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP) and started in the Altit Fort in Karimabad where local women were trained to be surveyors, carpenters and plumbers when the 1000 years old fort was restored...

    Safiullah from the AKCSP who is accompanying the team of five women from Hunza and Chitral, explains “Climate change is going to hit us hard; the temperature will increase substantially in the mountains and...

  • Gilgit-Baltistan protesters demand withdrawal of taxes

    GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan Council on Wednesday assured protesters that the federal government has accepted their demands regarding rollback of taxes and a notification will be issued soon...

    After receiving the assurance, protesters have called off the sit-in in Gilgit and Skardu till Nov 23...

  • Gilgit-Baltistan elections: Army deployed across all districts

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army troops have been deployed in all districts of Gilgit-Baltistan for maintenance of peace and security in the upcoming elections for the region's Legislative Assembly...

    The polls for Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly are scheduled to be held on June 8 and the administration fears law and order situation at the polling stations in the region...

  • Gilgit-Baltistan crafts attract visitors in throngs

    FAISALABAD: A large number of visitors from different walks of life thronged the Iqbal Stadium to have a glimpse of culture of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), its gems and jewellery and wildlife species that were on display in an exhibition that concluded on Monday...

    The two-day exhibition, called Jewel of Pakistan, was arranged in collaboration with the district government Faisalabad, Lahore and Faisalabad of chambers of commerce and...

  • Gilgit-Baltistan elections

    AS results from Monday’s elections for the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly show, the PML-N — with a comfortable majority of the legislature’s 24 directly elected seats — appears set to form the next government in the region...

    The then PPP government at the centre took a progressive step by issuing the Gilgit-Baltistan Empowerment and Self-Governance Order in 2009...

  • Tourist spot in Gilgit-Baltistan claims 21 lives this summer

    Babusar Pass, the road connecting Gilgit-Baltistan to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and leading to the most famous tourist attraction Babusar Top, has become a death trap for tourists who throng the area during the summer season...

    The van, carrying 17 passengers from Mahrabpur area of Sindh, was going to Gilgit city via Babusar Pass road...

  • Italian climber dies skiing in Gilgit-Baltistan

    ISLAMABAD: An Italian mountaineer died during a skiing accident in Gilgit-Baltistan region as he attempted to descend a 6,000-metre peak, the Alpine Club of Pakistan said on Saturday...

    “Leonardo Comelli, 27, an Italian alpinist lost his life on Thursday while making a ski descent from the 6,096-metres high Laila Peak,” Karrar Haideri, spokesperson of the Alpine Club of Pakistan told AFP...

  • Politics and Gilgit-Baltistan: Genuine concern, rhetoric or a romantic view?

    Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, may have reassured the Kashmiri leadership in New Delhi that Pakistan would not take any steps “detrimental to the Kashmir’s struggle” but the debate about Pakistan’s proposal to merge Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) as country’s fifth province refuses to die down in Indian-held Kashmir...

    Some prominent Kashmiri politicians have accused Pakistan of being “inconsistent” and have voiced concern...

  • Public sector telecom company to provide 3G, 4G services in Gilgit-Baltistan

    GILGIT BALTISTAN: The Special Communication Organisation (SCO), a public sector telecommunications services provider in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), is set to roll out 3G and 4G mobile internet services in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) by the end of this year...

    "We will be able to provide 3G and 4G services to the people of GB within two months of getting approval from the federal government," SCO Gilgit Sector...

  • Gold rush is on in Gilgit-Baltistan

    GILGIT: The traditional practice of separating gold from sand along the rivers is still alive in Gilgit-Baltistan...

    Hundreds of families of a tribe called Sonewal in Shina language and Mowaan in Brosheski earn a livelihood by collecting gold specks from the sand accumulated along river banks and selling them to jewellers in Gilgit city...

  • Melting of glaciers caused floods in Gilgit-Baltistan: PM

    GILGIT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday the flash floods that ravaged parts of Gilgit-Baltistan were primarily caused by rapid melting of glaciers...

    “People of the area have always rendered valuable services for development and progress of Pakistan,” he said and added the government would not leave them alone at this critical juncture...

  • SECP to set up office in Gilgit-Baltistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) is setting up its company registration office (CRO) in Gilgit-Baltistan...

    Gilgit-Baltistan and federal governments have already granted their approval to it, an SECP statement said on Thursday...

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