Almond blossom in December baffles farmers of Hunza

Almond blossom in December baffles farmers of Hunza

Hunza: In some parts of the Hunza District people are reporting the blooming of almonds, some species of roses and, also, the growing of grass. The phenomena has been reproted from some central parts of Hunza, as well as from Gulmit and some surrounding villages of the Gojal Valley. The winters,...

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Maqpondas Special Economic Zone among ‘priority’ CPEC projects

Maqpondas Special Economic Zone among ‘priority’ CPEC projects

Islamabad: A Special Economic Zone to be constructed over 250 acres of land in the Maqpoondas area of Gilgit-Baltistan is among the priority projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Agro-based, minerals, livestock, handicrafts and wood-related trades have been marked as potential industries for the Maqpoondas SEZ. This was discussed during a consultative...

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Young and seasoned poets inspire Bazm-e-Adab audience at AKHSS Gilgit

Young and seasoned poets inspire Bazm-e-Adab audience at AKHSS Gilgit

Gilgit: The Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Gilgit organized a “Bazm-e-Adab”, or an assembly of literature, on December 21, 2016. The Bazm had three segments; Educational Talk, Poetry recitation, and Music. The Bazm-e-Adab was celebrated in the school after many years. The Program started with old sufiana kalam with heart touching voice...

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Light & Fire: Centuries old Mayfang Festival being celebrated in Baltistan

Light & Fire: Centuries old Mayfang Festival being celebrated in Baltistan

Mayfang is a centuries old festival celebrated in the Baltistan region of Pakistan. The Balti people celebrate the three day festival to mark the end of the longest night of the year. People dance, celebrate and rejoice on this day, holding torches made of wood. The festival was celebrated by...

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