Bidding for the award of trophy hunting licenses held in Gilgit (9/21/2017) - Bidding for the award of trophy hunting licenses was held today under the Wildlife and Parks department of Government of Gilgit-Baltistan. Hunting permits for 4 Astore Markhors were auctioned at 68,000 to 100,000 USD, 14 licenses of Blue Sheep were auctioned at 8,000 to 10,000 USD and 48 ibex licenses...
Cleaning of the Khʉnžrav National Park (9/20/2017) - Grade 9th students of the Al-Amyn Model School Gulmit carried out a garbage collection drive in the Khʉnžrav National Park, close to the Sino-Pak border crossing. The objective of the drive was to raise environmental awareness, clean the area, and urge the tourists to not pollute the national park which...
BWCDO awarded United Nations Equator Prize (9/20/2017) - Baltistan Wildlife Conservation and Development Organization (BWCDO) amongst 15 organisations from across the world received the 2017 the United Nations Development Programme Equator Prize. BWCDO protects snow leopards by providing economic incentives to local farmers in 17 villages through insurance schemes and financial compensation against livestock losses following snow leopard...
[Video] Renowned Parachutist loses life while performing in Gupis, Ghizer (9/20/2017) - Renowned paragliding pilot and parachutist, Hidayat Ullah Baig fell to his death while performing in the Gupis area of District Ghizer, yesterday. This video was captured when Hidayat jumped from a nearby mountain to land in the middle of the football ground. He lost balance, due to inclement weather, and...
Renowned Parachutist loses life while performing in Gupis, Ghizer (9/20/2017) - Yasin: Renowned paragliding pilot and parachutist, Hidayat Ullah Baig fell to his death while performing in the Gupis area of District Ghizer, yesterday. According to details shared by locals, Hidayat, a resident of Yasin Valley was entertaining the locals by paragliding in Gupis area during a football match organized in connection...
Jolts felt, rumbling sound of earth heard in parts of Gojal Valley, Hunza (9/19/2017) - Gilgit: A number of people have reported hearing rumbling sounds and feeling jolts in multiple villages of Gojal Valley. Reports of jolts and rumbling sounds were shared by multiple residents of Sost, Passu, Hussani, Ghulkin, Gulmit and Shishkat. No destruction of property, or damages, has been reported so far. Share...
Role of youth in nation building discussed during seminar organized by ‘GB Pride’ (9/19/2017) - Gilgit: (PR) GB Pride, a non-profit organization, arranged a seminar for the youth of Ghizar Distric, particularly Yasin valley, here in Gilgit today. Speaking at the occasion, guest speaker Mohammad Jan, renowned scholar, writer and social worker, discussed the role of youth in progress of the nation”. Quoting Aayat from Al-Quran, and...
University of Baltistan’s charter published in the Gazette of Pakistan (9/19/2017) - Islamabad: Speculations about establishment of the University of Baltistan have come to an end. The Gazette of Pakistan has published the charter of the Gilgit-Baltistan region’s second university, which will be based in Skardu. Establishment of the University of Baltistan was promised by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Published in...
Predicaments of Karakoram International University Gilgit Baltistan (9/18/2017) - By Aabid Hussain No doubt, educational institutions turn out to be the incubators of revolutionaries and revolutions. Great institutions produce great minds with great ideas and lofty motives. To name a few, some pre-partition institutes like Aligarh University in India, Islamia College in Peshawar, University of the Punjab and Government...
Nine clerics barred from entering Gilgit during Muharram (9/18/2017) - Gilgit: The Gilgit District administration has barred nine clerics from entering the region. According to a press note issues here today, the decision is taken to ensure maintenance of law and order in the area. The barred clerics include Ahmad Ludhianvi (ASWJ), Aurangzeb Farooqi (ASWJ), Ilyas Ghumman (MDM), Azam Muaviya...

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