Gilani advises president to appoint new air chief

Gilani advises president to appoint new air chief

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday advised the president to appoint Air Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt as the new Chief of Air Staff of Pakistan Air Force. Current Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman is retiring from the post on March 18. The prime minister has moved the...

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Lake drainage: Water level decreasing in Gojal Valley

Lake drainage: Water level decreasing in Gojal Valley

PT Report Gulmit, February 28: Water level in the Gojal portion of dammed Hunza River has decreased by around 18 ft during the last 30 hours. The net decrease in water level has been estimated at around 7 feet, a local person informed. “The water level is going down gradually”,...

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GB shocked, but united in grief

GB shocked, but united in grief

PT Report Gilgit, February 28: The brutal massacre of 18 innocent passengers in Kohistan has shocked the entire Gilgit – Baltistan region. People from all regions and different schools of thought have expressed disgust and shock over the incident, while demanding action against the culprits. The social networks were busy...

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Section 144 imposed in all districts of GB, schools and offices closed

Section 144 imposed in all districts of GB, schools and offices closed

PT Report Gilgit, February 28: Section 144 (prevention of unlawful assembly) has been imposed in all seven districts of Gilgit – Baltistan. All schools and offices have been closed for three days. Anticipating a public backlash against an attack on a passenger bus in Kohistan District, the GB government has...

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12 killed in Xinjiang riots [AP]

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press – 4 hours ago   BEIJING (AP) — At least 12 people were killed in riots Tuesday near the Chinese city of Kashgar in the restive northwestern region of Xinjiang, state media reported. No details were given about what might have set off the violence, although...

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