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A call for peace and rule of law

A call for peace and rule of law

Leadership of the Shia community in Gilgit on Friday announced resumption of protests, to push the government for acceptance of demands, presented in the form of a charter shortly after the 28th February massacre of 16 Shia passengers in Kohistan area. The terrorist act has been condemned by all sects...

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After the Kohistan carnage

After the Kohistan carnage

Aziz Ali Dad From Khunjerab on the Chinese border right down to Karachi, violent events keep taking place in Pakistan. On February 28, there was a massacre of passengers travelling from Rawalpindi to Gilgit. The buses carrying the men and women were forced to stop in Kohistan district by armed...

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[IWD] Women’s Health in Gilgit Baltistan

[IWD] Women’s Health in Gilgit Baltistan

Ishtiaq Ahmed Yaad Though women in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) are facing with many problems but low accessibility to “Health Education” and to basic and secondary health facilities are major concerns. Presently, malnutrition, anemia (about 70-80%), high prevalence of Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) (i.e. 350-450/100000 live birth), lack of prenatal, natal,...

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Peace to Gilgit – Baltistan

Peace to Gilgit – Baltistan

Mustafa Kamal The peaceful land of Gilgit – Baltistan (GB) presents a grotesque picture. Every entry and exit point is sealed by Paramilitary forces, including Gilgit Scout, Rangers, Army, and GB Police. Yet, peace, law and order is not visible anywhere in and around the 15-20km long city. Huge amount...

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[Op-Ed] Compassion and tolerance may save the future of GB

Noor When the news of the Kohistan carnage came out there was shock and sadness across Gilgit – Baltistan, but there was also a sense of fear among the people. “What will happen now?”, was  a question frequently being asked. Many people were of the view that another wave of violence will...

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