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  • Footprints: northern areas' dilemma

    The cargo traffic on the narrow KKH is set to pick up upon the completion of the 3,200km trade route connecting Kashgar in China’s landlocked western Xinjiang region to Gwadar port in Pakistan’s Balochistan under the $57bn China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative...

    “I am glad that my restaurant business will boom once trade along the KKH gains momentum and Chinese tourists start using it to visit Pakistan...

  • Six killed as 7.1 magnitude quake jolts northern areas, Punjab

    1 magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab on Sunday afternoon, the Pakistan Meteorological Department said, causing fear and panic among residents who vacated buildings for the duration of the almost ‘three-minute-long quake...

    ’Six people – five in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa one in Gilgit-Baltistan – died from landslides, said a spokesman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)...

  • 5.5 magnitude earthquake jolts northern areas

    ISLAMABAD: An earthquake shook large parts of Pakistan's northern region including several areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Gilgit-Baltistan provinces early on Tuesday...

    Gilgit, Ghazar, Chitral, Mansehra, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree and other adjoining areas...

  • Magnitude 5.3 quake jolts northern areas

    3 earthquake jolted parts of the northern areas on Tuesday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS)...

    Pakistan is located in the Indus-Tsangpo Suture Zone, which is roughly 200 km north of the Himalaya Front and is defined by an exposed ophiolite chain along its southern margin...

  • Flights cancelled over northern areas

    KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced closing airspace over the northern areas of the country on Sunday, forcing the Pakistan Internatio­nal Airlines to reschedule its flights to Gilgit, Skardu and Kabul...

    This is the second time in four days that the CAA has close the airspace over the northern areas without assigning any reason...

  • Avalanche kills seven in northern areas

    An avalanche killed at least seven people in the northern areas of country on Sunday, a senior official said, with up to four more trapped beneath the snow...

    At least 13 people were killed and 20 homes destroyed by avalanches and heavy rain which struck the region earlier this month — while the death toll in neighbouring Afghanistan rose to almost 200...

  • In northern areas, plastic bags face the bin

    HUNZA: In this district in northern Pakistan flanked by soaring mountain ranges and glaciers, plastic shopping bags are now illegal...

    Carrying cloth bags for all shopping can be a challenge, but people need to obey the government’s decision, she added...

  • Flash floods kill 11 people in northern Iran: Irani state media

    TEHRAN: Iran's state media say heavy rains triggered flash floods that killed 11 people in a mountainous area in the country's north...

    The official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Monday quoted local officials as saying two women were among those killed and that at least 20 cars were swept away by the water, many with people inside them, including one with a just-married couple...

  • Heavy rainfall forecast for northern Pakistan

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Sunday predicted heavy rains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northeast Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir during the coming week...

    Rainfull of up to 200 millimetres may occur in these areas within the next 24 hours which could cause flooding...

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