Two mountaineers go missing while climbing Nanga Parbat (6/27/2017) - Reporting by Abdul Rehman Bukhari Gilgit: Two mountaineers have gone missing while attempting to climb Nanga Parbat, notoriously known as the killer mountain. According to details, Alberto Zerain Berasategi, from Spain, and Mariano Galvan, from Argentine, have lost contact with the rest of their team, since June 24th. Alberto Zerain and Mariano...
Federal govt to spend 98 billion rupees on 12 projects in Gilgit-Baltistan (6/25/2017) - Islamabad: The federal government has approved twelve mega projects for Gilgit-Baltistan in various areas, including energy, communication and health. Official sources said that ninety-eight billion rupees will be spent on these projects. The power projects include 34.5 megawatt Harpo Skardu, 26 MW Sagar Thang Skardu, 20 MW Hanzal, 16 MW...
Professional Development: Rebirth of Teachers’ Professional Life (6/23/2017) - By Abdul Wali Teacher professional development is a process of sharpening and strengthening teachers’ knowledge, skills and changing their perception and beliefs about teaching, so that the process of teaching and learning take place in an effective and smooth way. As a result students’ learning outcome can be enhanced. PD...
Gilgit-Skardu Road: The Lifeline of Baltistan (6/22/2017) - Boosting about half of the Gilgit-Baltistan region’s population, the Baltistan division comprises four districts, namely Skardu, Ghanche, Kharmang and Shigar. Also known as “Little Tibet”, the mountainous Baltistan Division connects with rest of GB, and Pakistan, through the 167 km long Skardu-Gilgit highway, built from 1970 to 1982. Since the...
145 community members in Ishkoman sensitized about rights and issues of vulnerable children (6/19/2017) - Gilgit, June 18: (PR) CEENA Health & Welfare Services conducted awareness raising sessions for communities in Ishkomen and Gulodas in the second phase of its campaign in district Ghizer under its project ‘Orphan Care Support’, supported by the USAID Small Grants & Ambassador’s Fund Program. Around 145 Community members were sensitized...
Climate Change for Laymen (6/18/2017) - By Rabia Tariq Highest temperatures for the past two decades have been recorded in major cities of Pakistan during this month. Winters are getting shorter and summers longer, cherry blossoms this year got an early start in Gilgit Baltistan a sign of summer arriving sooner than usual. Global warming is...
Intellectual Property Rights in Gilgit-Baltistan (6/17/2017) - By Advocate Didar Karim Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) play a significant role in encouraging innovation, product development and strengthening the economy. Intellectual property has immense value and is an integral asset for businesses – be they international or local. In the context of recent developments in the Pakistan, it is...
Chinese tourists explore adventure tourism opportunities in Hunza Valley (6/15/2017) - For the last two years, a group of Chinese tourists and tour operators is visiting Hunza to explore the potentials of promoting adventure tourism in the region. Last year, they rode horses from Sost to Karimabad, rafted in the Hunza River, and also visited Chipursan Valley. This year, they are...
SCO starts 3G, 4G cellular services (6/15/2017) - Gilgit: The Special Communication Organization (SCO) on Thursday started piloting 3rd and 4th generation cellular services in the mountainous Gilgit-Baltistan region. SCO, in an advertisement, has said that data services can be used free of cost till the 30th of June. People have reacted with joy to the news, while...

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