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When his body was found, Lalak Jan had his AK-47 clinched to his chest

When his body was found, Lalak Jan had his AK-47 clinched to his chest

The Untold Story of Lalik Jan Shaheed (Via. Pakistan Defence) Lalak Jan Shaahed was born in Yasin, Ghizer District, in the Northern Areas, Pakistan. After school he joined the Pakistan Army, and reached the rank of Havaldar. As a junior officer in the Northern Light Infantry, Jan fought against India...

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13 unseen photographs of Bildihel, Hunza

13 unseen photographs of Bildihel, Hunza

Bildihel is a pasture located in the Hunza District. It is a beautiful piece of land, which has rarely been photographed in recent times. There are two historical routes to reach this high plateau, one from Gulmit, and another from Altit. Our senior contributor, Mr. Asghar Khan, recently traveled to...

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Gilgit-Skardu Road: The Lifeline of Baltistan

Gilgit-Skardu Road: The Lifeline of Baltistan

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...

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Transporting huge pipes for a hydropower project, on a shabby jeep, to the Shimshal Valley

Transporting huge pipes for a hydropower project, on a shabby jeep, to the Shimshal Valley

A hydro-power station is being constructed in the remote and beautiful Shimshal valley of Hunza. The road to the valley is infamously dangerous. It is narrow, unpaved and full of turns and twists. Transporting water supply pipes to the valley for completion of the hydro-power project was, thus, highly risky...

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Last horsemen of Hunza: Pakistan Buzkashi game faces final whistle

Last horsemen of Hunza: Pakistan Buzkashi game faces final whistle

HUNZA (AFP): In a remote northern Pakistani valley surrounded by giant ice-capped peaks, villagers gather to watch a game of Buzkashi, an ancient equestrian sport once seen as a key test of virility that is now struggling for survival. Baksh Dil Khan, a retired schoolteacher is saddling his horse as his...

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