Chief Minister GB asks Special Communications Organization (SCO) to install cellphone towers across the Karakuram Highway

Chief Minister GB asks Special Communications Organization (SCO) to install cellphone towers across the Karakuram Highway

Gilgit: The Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman has proposed to the Special Communications Organization (SCO) to make arrangements for connecting the unconnected parts of the Karakuram Highway with the cellular networks. He has asked SCO’s Sector Commander to study the feasibility of extending cellular services along the 887km long...

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Winterized tents, blankets, medicine and food needed in earthquake affected areas, says FOCUS Pakistan

Winterized tents, blankets, medicine and food needed in earthquake affected areas, says FOCUS Pakistan

Islamabad, 31 October: Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan immediately deployed its response team to the Northern Areas in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Pakistan. The powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Jurm District of Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan on the 26th of October, which affected large parts of...

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[Pictorial] The scale of destruction caused by the earthquake in Phandar Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan is immense

[Pictorial] The scale of destruction caused by the earthquake in Phandar Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan is immense

Phandar Valley of District Ghizar, Gilgit-Baltistan, is one of the worst earthquake affected areas of Pakistan. People are living in single-fly tents, often shared by more than a dozen people, with meager food supplies, and no access to health services. The photographs below depict the situation of the people. Photographs...

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Passu: Training on “High Mountain Horticultural Value Chain” starts

Passu: Training on “High Mountain Horticultural Value Chain” starts

Israr Salahuddin Passu, October 31:  Two days training workshop on “High Mountain Horticultural Value Chain” started at Pasu village of Gojal Valley, Upper Hunza, started today. The training workshop aims to acquaint the locals with the understanding of value chains, and how value chains can be used to increase production, quality...

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TIME FOR BOLD ACTIONS: Settling the Constitutional Status of Gilgit-Baltistan

TIME FOR BOLD ACTIONS: Settling the Constitutional Status of Gilgit-Baltistan

By Izhar Hunzai Historically ruled as a collection of independent mountain states, GB and Chitral have enjoyed distinct political identities for much of their history. This system began to break down when a local prince, Karim Khan over a succession dispute, overthrew the ruler of Gilgit with the help of...

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