Syed Mukhtar, Noorbakhshia scholar and prayer leader has passed away

Syed Mukhtar, Noorbakhshia scholar and prayer leader has passed away

By Nisar Ali Ghanche: Religious cleric of Noorbakhshia sect, Syed Mukhtar, passed away at District Headquarter Hospital Skardu after living for almost a century. Syed Mukhtar was the prayer leader of the Khanqah Thagas of district Ghanche. He was admitted to the District Head Quarters Hospital Skardu due to fever,...

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20 brands of cooking oil and Ghee banned by Assistant Commissioner Punial

20 brands of cooking oil and Ghee banned by Assistant Commissioner Punial

Gilgit: The Assistant Commissioner of Punial Tehsil in Ghizer District of Gilgit-Baltistan has instructed the public to avoid using 20 brands of cooking oil and Ghee. This has been announced through an official circular, in which the Assistant Commissioner has referred to a similar instruction issued by the Punjab Food...

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Extreme weather hurts Hindu-Kush Himalayan households

Extreme weather hurts Hindu-Kush Himalayan households

ISLAMABAD: Low agricultural production and declining income due to extreme weather events are deepening household food insecurity in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, a study reports. Based on data from 8,083 households surveyed in the HKH’s four river sub-basins — Upper Indus (Pakistan), Eastern Brahmaputra (India), Koshi (Nepal), and Salween...

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Financing plan for Diamer-Bhasha Dam Approved

Financing plan for Diamer-Bhasha Dam Approved

Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved today in principle the financing plan for Diamer Basha dam. The plan was presented to him by the Secretary Water and Power. This proposal on self reliance basis will fund the Dam portion of the project from PSDP allocations and WAPDA generated resources while the rest...

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Global Peace Games for Children and Youth (GPGs) held in Chitral

Global Peace Games for Children and Youth (GPGs) held in Chitral

Chitral: Global Peace Games for Children and Youth (GPGs) is an annual event that takes place at the grassroots level in communities in all parts of the world through the initiative of civil society participants. The Global Peace Games 2016 were held in Booni, organized by Ispru Youth Forum Chitral,...

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