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Electricity For Education: Situation in Gilgit-Baltistan

Electricity For Education: Situation in Gilgit-Baltistan

By Tajunnisa Electricity access refers to the percentage of people in a given area that have relatively simple, stable access to electricity. Not all countries and areas have equal access to electricity, and the level of access can be indicative of the development level of the country or area in...

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Liquid force

Liquid force

By Hussain Ahmad Siddiqui It is hard to believe, but it is a reality that, in spite of being richest in water resources and having tremendous potential of developing hydropower generation, Gilgit-Baltistan, the autonomous state with a population of 1.8 million, has significant power shortfall like any other part of Pakistan....

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Chitral’s vulnerabilities, and climate change

Chitral’s vulnerabilities, and climate change

Climate Change is a major global problem. Greenhouse gas emissions and other consequences of human activities are driving the process of climate change, which may result in the average surface temperature rising by 3 degrees Celsius in this century, according to UN report. Pakistan is one of the countries of...

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Ginani Festival Needs Modification

Ginani Festival Needs Modification

The festival of Ginani was celebrated in Karimabad Hunza a few days ago. The event was organised by the Karimabad Town Management Society, and the GB Tourism Department. After the abolition of Hunza State, the festival was abandoned owing to the changed politico economic conditions; lack of patronising institution and...

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The sectarian spectre in Gilgit-Baltistan: Part IV

The sectarian spectre in Gilgit-Baltistan: Part IV

By Aziz Ali Dad Sectarian differences were politicised in Gilgit-Baltistan for the first time in the election of the erstwhile Northern Areas Council in 1988. The election in 1988 in the constituency of Gilgit-1 was contested between Wajahat Hassan Khan and Sunbul Shah. The former was a Shia and son...

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