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Predicaments of Karakoram International University Gilgit Baltistan

Predicaments of Karakoram International University Gilgit Baltistan

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...

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The Past Ahead

The Past Ahead

BY FAISAL HUSSAIN Humanity has confronted carnage perpetually throughout history. Although, the rationales of violence on a large scale have been distinct; from political interests of nations to ostensible religious discrepancies, the essence of violence is unequivocally engrained within our individual and collective conscience. In hindsight, one can vividly distinguish...

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PMLN fails to tackle Hunza’s power crisis

PMLN fails to tackle Hunza’s power crisis

Karim Hunzai  The PMLN government came to power with the promise of undoing the wrongs of the past, and increasing the pace of development projects throughout Gilgit-Baltistan. People hoped that the Hafeez led government will be able to make up to its promises. That was not to happen. Today, despite...

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From the Great Game to the game-changer

From the Great Game to the game-changer

By Aziz Ali Dad Gilgit-Baltistan has historically remained at the peripheries of the power centres of Central Asia and South Asia. This relative isolation enabled local communities to develop indigenous social, state and economic structures that allowed small principalities to remain autonomous in decision-making. Despite its political marginality and geographic...

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CPEC and apprehensions of Gilgit Baltistan

CPEC and apprehensions of Gilgit Baltistan

Abid Hussain Historically speaking, China and Japan are infighting over the five tiny Diaoyu Islands, an area stretching over only seven kilometers in the East China Sea. In the eyes of the rest of the world, this dispute is a trivial one, “signifying nothing”. But for both these economic giants,...

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