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Chinese Red Cross to set up 50-bed hospital in Gilgit

Chinese Red Cross to set up 50-bed hospital in Gilgit

 ISLAMABAD: A ship carrying two prefabricated hospitals for Gwadar and Gilgit donated by the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) to the Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) has docked at the Gwadar Port. The Red Cross Society of China and the Pakistan Red Crescent Society are closely collaborating to establish a 10-bed...

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19 “Ecosystem Health Workers” trained on animal husbandry and livestock health issues

19 “Ecosystem Health Workers” trained on animal husbandry and livestock health issues

Islamabad (PR): Snow Leopard Foundation (SLF) in partnership with Livestock & Dairy Development Department of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) conducted a three days (March 21-23 2017) training and capacity building workshop in Gilgit for strengthening Ecosystem Health Workers (EHWs), purpose of this training was to enhance capacity in traditional livestock management system through...

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Kalash activists approach Peshawar High Court to include their religion in official identity documents

Kalash activists approach Peshawar High Court to include their religion in official identity documents

Chitral: Kalash activists today submitted an application in the Peshawar High Court to get judicial ruling over inclusion of their religion in official identity documents. Submitted through Sabir Advocate, a local lawyer, the petitioners Luke Rehmat, a renowned Kalash cultural activist, and Imtiaz, Youth Council of Village Birir, have in...

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NHA okays Rs31bn Jaglot-Skardu road project

NHA okays Rs31bn Jaglot-Skardu road project

ISLAMABAD: The National Highway Authority (NHA) has approved a project for widening and upgradation of Jaglot-Skardu road that is estimated to cost Rs31 billion. The approval was granted during a meeting of the NHA executive board held at its head office on Tuesday. The meeting was told that the 164km...

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Religion or Sect?

Religion or Sect?

Ismat Abbas The social fabric of Gilgit-Baltistan is more like a colorful bouquet consisting of diverse ethnic and sectarian identities. The society, which inherits a rich cultural heritage and historical legacy, is known for its hospitality and mannerism. Being a rural society, the social solidarity and primary interactions among the...

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