12,000 people stranded as the road to Arkari Valley remains closed since 5th February

12,000 people stranded as the road to Arkari Valley remains closed since 5th February

By Gul Hamaad Farooqi CHITRAL: The only road to the Arkari valley remains blocked since Feb 5 due to small and large avalanches at up to 46 locations. The 12,000 people living in the valley are stranded and they have to travel on foot a distance of almost 70 kms,...

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Member GBLA Muhammed Ali Sheikh laid to rest in Ghulmet Nagar.

Member GBLA Muhammed Ali Sheikh laid to rest in Ghulmet Nagar.

GILGIT: Member Gilgit Baltistan Assembly from GBLA 4 and Parlimantray leader of Islami Tehreek Muhammed Ali Sheikh was laid to rest on Sunday in her ancestral village Ghulmet Nagar. His namaz-e-janaza was held at Markazi Jamia Imamia Masjid Gilgit. Muhammed Ali Sheikh passed away due to cardiac arrest in Gilgit....

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NGOs getting richer in the name of conservation

NGOs getting richer in the name of conservation

Ghafoor Khan* The Ministry of Climate Change has been granted a 4.6 million dollar project by UNDP/GEF for snow leopard conservation project in GB and Chitral regions of Pakistan. The total amount comes to about 50 crores in Pakistani rupees. This project is being given to a Islamabad based NGO, which...

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Chitral’s Raoli problem

Chitral’s Raoli problem

Saad Qaisrani  As I stand alone beside the road, I can see preposterous lines of vehicles stuck in a tunnel. An awful mixture of rain and sleet dribbles down from overhead clouds while the blaring of car horns and shouting of disgruntled travellers fills the air. A pungent smell of...

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GB artists captivate audience at GCU

GB artists captivate audience at GCU

LAHORE: The Centre of Excellence China Studies of the Government College University and the Gilgit Arts Cultural Council Saturday organised Gilgit-Baltistan Cultural and Musical Evening at the GCU. The cultural evening began with the Hunza Hareep, a traditional music performance by Ustad Fida Hussain and his musicians, was also marked...

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