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  • Married couple shot dead in Ghizer

    GILGIT: A couple was shot dead for marrying of their own free will in Ghizer district here the other day...

    Police suspected relatives of the girl to be involved in the murder, which took place in Gahckuch, the district headquarters of Ghizer...

  • Police post torched in GB’s Ghizer Valley

    GILGIT: A temporary check-post in Saingal village of Ghizer district was torched on Sunday night by suspected militants who escaped after snatching ammunition from security personnel...

    According to sources, 12 attackers opened fire on a contingent of police deployed at the check-post situated 50km away from Gahkuch, the district headquarters of Ghizer, before setting the post alight...

  • Avalanche kills climber, injures six others in Ghizer valley

    GILGIT: A local climber was killed while six, including foreigners, were injured when a snow avalanche hit a Pakistan-Italian friendship expedition while scaling a 5,300-metre high peak situated in Ishkoman valley of Ghizer district on Monday...

    Adventure Tours of Pakistan, which has organised the expedition, said if weather permitted two army helicopters would start rescue operation to airlift the injured mountaineers and the body on...

  • Ghizer’s frozen lake hosts winter sports competitions

    GILGIT: Winter sports competitions were held at the frozen Khalti Lake in Ghizer district on Friday, providing excitement and joy to the people...

    The closing ceremony was held at the lake, attended among others by chief minister‘s adviser Ghulam Mohammad, Ghizer deputy commissioner Dildar Malikand and other government officials...

  • 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...

    Sajjad-ul-Haq, spokesman for the chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman, told AFP: "A high level committee formed by the prime minister is working on the issue, you will hear good news soon...

  • Registration of NGOs, seminaries suspended in Gilgit

    GILGIT: The Gilgit divisional administration has suspended registration of 320 NGOs, including a Chinese entity, and 30 seminaries operating in the division, for failing to provide details of their funding sources and activities...

    According to a list provided to the media by Assistant Commissioner, Gilgit, Rana Waqas on Monday, 320 local NGOs and 30 seminaries’ registration had been suspended and their bank accounts frozen...

  • 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...

  • Couple from Lahore arrested in Gilgit

    GILGIT: Police registered a case here on Tuesday against a married couple for having been involved in “immoral activities” at a public place...

    They said they had left Lahore because there were threats to their lives as they contracted marriage against the wishes of their parents and that they had arrived in Gilgit-Baltistan to seek protection...

  • Gilgit’s British cemetery: a local monument to the Great Game

    GILGIT: Sitting under the shade of trees, Ghulam Ali stares at the graves around him...

    Situated in the heart of Gilgit city — the capital of mountainous Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) which featured prominently in the historical narrative of the imperialist Great Game — the significance of this final resting place of British military personnel, foreign explorers, trekkers and mountaineers who lost their lives thousands of miles away from...

  • Ancient festival celebrated in Gilgit

    GILGIT: The ancient Shaman (Deyal) festival was celebrated with traditional zeal in Bagrot valley of Gilgit here on Sunday, near the Rakaposhi Mountain...

    This Shaman concept exists in various parts of Gilgit-Baltistan, particularly in rural areas of Gilgit, Nagar, Ghizer, Diamer, Astore and some parts of Baltistan division...

  • Long-delayed reconstruction of Gilgit-Skardu Road begins

    GILGIT: The long-delayed reconstruction and widening of the 170-kilometre strategically important Gilgit-Skardu Road has finally been started...

    Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman said his government had fulfilled yet another promise by starting work on the Gilgit-Skardu Road to provide better communication facilities to people of the region...

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