Anti-Terrorism Court issues warrants against Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman

Anti-Terrorism Court issues warrants against Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman

With reporting by Abdul Rehman Bukhari Gilgit, May 31: Judge Shahbaz Khan of the Anti-Terrorism Court in Gilgit has issued warrants for arrest of GEO News owner Mir Shakilur Rehman, anchor Shaista Lodhi, actress Veena Malik and her husband Asad Malik. The judge issued the warrant while listening to a case...

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Documentary – Pakistan’s mountain farmers ‘helpless’ in face of erratic weather

Documentary – Pakistan’s mountain farmers ‘helpless’ in face of erratic weather

Pakistan’s mountain farmers ‘helpless’ in face of erratic weather from Thomson Reuters Foundation on Vimeo. One night was all it took for Bibi Baskiya’s fortunes to be reversed. In June the young farmer had sown maize on half an acre of land in Danyore, a scenic mountain village in northern...

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Pakistan opens the tap on hydropower projects

Pakistan opens the tap on hydropower projects

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Faced with a chronic power shortage that is stymieing economic growth, Pakistan has announced plans to tap some of the enormous potential for hydropower in the country’s north. The government aims to add 13,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the national grid system through...

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Gilgit: Preparations afoot for Shandur Festival

Gilgit: Preparations afoot for Shandur Festival

Gilgit, May 30: The Gilgit-Baltistan government and administration have started preparations for participating in the annual Shandur Festival, scheduled to be held from 20th to 22nd of June, 2014. The three-day event will feature polo matches between teams from Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan. Cultural performances, stalls and exhibitions are also part...

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Pak-China Economic Corridor to be a game changer, says Nawaz

Pak-China Economic Corridor to be a game changer, says Nawaz

Islamabad, May 30: (PR) Prime Minister inaugurated the two 660 MW coal fired projects, having total capacity of 1320 mega watts, at Sahiwal today, 30th May, 2014. Sahiwal will contribute in the production of cheap electricity in Pakistan. The project will ensue a huge share of Sahiwal in the country’s GDP...

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