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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pakistan asks India to lift blockade of valley to curb spread of coronavirus

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday again called on India to lift communication blockade on occupied Jammu and Kashmir and ensure supplies of essential commodities in the valley to contain the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate the suffering of Kashmiris...

    Especially in view of the outbreak of COVID-19 and reported cases of affected people in IOK, Pakistan urges India to lift the blockade in the region in order to obtain full information...

  • Tent villages around Lake Saiful Muluk banned

    MANSEHRA: Deputy commissioner, Mansehra, Aamir Khattak has asked the Balakot tehsil administration not to allow establishment of tent villages around Lake Saiful Muluk and provide adequate security to tourists coming to Kaghan valley...

    “Kaghan valley is a heaven on earth, but pollution and encroachments are marring its natural beauty,” he said, asking the Balakot tehsil municipal administration to remove all encroachments and tent...

  • IOC Salt Lake reforms example for FIFA: Bach

    LONDON: The way FIFA can regain credibility is to implement reforms such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) did in the wake of the scandal surrounding the awarding of the 2002 Winter Olympics to Salt Lake City IOC president Thomas Bach said on Saturday...

  • Niger army fights Boko Haram for Lake Chad island

    NIAMEY: Niger’s army is fighting to recapture an island in Lake Chad after it was seized by hundreds of Boko Haram militants aboard motorised canoes, army sources said on Sunday...

    Lake Chad’s islands, which lie in dense swampland, are an ideal base for mounting surprise attacks on the countries bordering the lake: Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria...

  • The road to Saiful Muluk Lake in bad shape

    MANSEHRA: Tourists have complained about the ‘dangerous and rough’ road leading to famous Saiful Muluk lake in the scenic Kaghan valley...

    Seeing Saiful Muluk lake, which is situated at an elevation of 3,224 meters (10,578 feet) above the sea level, is must for tourists but according to them, 10km road to the lake (Naran-Saiful Muluk Road) is so dangerous and rough that its users run the risk of facing accident...

  • Lulusar Lake an unexplored tourist place

    MANSEHRA: The picturesque Lulusar Lake is an unexplored tourist attraction in Mansehra district by and large...

    Unaffected by pollution and located over 11,000 feet above the sea level on Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad Road amid Bassal and Babusar tops, the lake doesn’t attract large crowds of tourists due to distant location and closure of the road to it for most part of the year due to heavy snowfall...

  • Lake Baikal ‘extremely polluted’, says Putin

    MOSCOW: Russia’s Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest freshwater lake, has extremely high pollution levels, President Vladimir Putin warned on Friday while visiting the Siberian lake...

    Lake Baikal is a Unesco World Heritage site, the world’s deepest lake at 1,700 metres (5,580 feet) and also the oldest at 25 million years...

  • Rights activists demand action against landlord occupying Sujawal lake

    KARACHI: Civil society activists and fishermen based in Sujawal district held a press conference on Thursday at the Karachi Press Club, demanding action against a landlord who, they alleged, had illegally occupied a lake in the district and barred hundreds of fishermen from earning a livelihood from the lake...

    The presser was jointly organised by the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) and the Joint Action Committee (JAC)...

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