Government of Gilgit-Baltistan Launches Sehat Hifazat  Health Protection Programme

Government of Gilgit-Baltistan Launches Sehat Hifazat Health Protection Programme

Gilgit, June 3, 2016: Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman formally launched the Sehat Hifazat Programme, a social health protection scheme for Gilgit-Baltistan, in a ceremony held at the Gilgit Serena Hotel. Under the scheme, “the population of Gilgit-Baltistan will be insured for hospitalisation through payment of a nominal annual premium of...

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Mega Event: The Hunza Marathon to be held on 9th July 2016

Mega Event: The Hunza Marathon to be held on 9th July 2016

Islamabad: Renowned mountaineers Samina Baig and her brother Mirza Ali, along with international runner Ziyad Rahim, are planning to organize the first ever mega marathon in the history of Hunza. ‘For the first time ever in Hunza, the organizers plan to hold the international sporting event in the area to engage people of any age;...

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Pakistan’s disaster vulnerability can be reduced through institutional and community resilience

Pakistan’s disaster vulnerability can be reduced through institutional and community resilience

Islamabad, June 2: Population in Pakistan is vulnerable to disaster due to a range of hazards including avalanches, cyclones/storms, droughts, earthquakes, epidemics, heat-waves, flashfloods, floods, glacial lake outbursts (GLOF), landslides, river erosion and tsunami. The negative affect in terms of instability in the lives and livelihoods calls for increasing need...

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Six archaeological sites preserved to promote tourism in GB, says KA&GB Ministry

Six archaeological sites preserved to promote tourism in GB, says KA&GB Ministry

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Kashmir Affairs had ensured preservation of six archaeological sites in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) to promote tourism and cultural activities. Those six archeological sites include Manthal Rock Art Skardu, Karga Buddha Site Gilgit, Lamsa Buddha Site Shighar Skardu, Fugush Monastry District Diamer, Hanzal Stupa Gilgit, and Rock carvings...

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